SF Fusion - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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3.65/5 rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
On Tap at Toronado SF
Heard good things about this beer throughout the last few weeks for SF Beer week and Strong Beer Month. Was excited to try it.
A - Dark copper in color, slight reddish tint. Different and darker from your typical WC IIPAs. Looked OK. Decent lacing throughout the glass.
S - Earthy and bitter smelling. Tons of hops. On the board it says "SF Fusion Hop High IPA." Smells highly hopped. Dark Pineapple and citrus twisted with earthy and leafy bitterness in the nose. Smells like a HUGE IPA and powerful dank notes arise from a swirl of the glass.
T - Wow. I immediately started wondering if this was a Lagunitas attempt at a TIPA. I had no idea the ABV while drinking it but it tasted like a Over Hopped double or TIPA. Taste matches nose exactly. This one was very bitter. Great for hop heads but the bitterness would have been a huge turn off for a novice to hops. As this beer warms, sweet malts come out which I found off putting and took away from the citrus.
M - It's a big resinous bitter IPA. Tastes every bit a 9+% DIPA
A sipper for sure.
D - Wouldn't order another. One pint was enough. Not highly drinkable as there are countless other 9+% DIPAs available easier drinking than this beer. But hey, maybe that's what Lagunitas was going for here.
I was a bit let down by this beer. Great to have tried it but will not be ordering again I don't believe.
Serving type: on-tap
02-26-2011 04:55:29 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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