1. Rating beers by attributes (look, smell, taste, feel, overall) is back! Read the latest update ...
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Fusion VII - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Fusion VII
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

92 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 92
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JizackFH on 10-05-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 92 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed, copper-gold coloring, with a fluffy, filmy, clingy, white head. Nose of heavy resin, dank pine, and tart grapefruit forward, with a subtle caramel backbone. Flavors are a blast of pine needles and pitch forward, with a subtle pepper spicing, solid dose of tart citrus, and subtle cracker and caramel backbone. Smooth and crisp body, with a solidly bitter and citrus tart aftertaste. Lemongrass sneaks in there at the end. Dry, crisp, bitter finish. Great beer.

GarthDanielson, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -1.5%

zestar, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of jerefreakinmiah
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

jerefreakinmiah, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of GregDuB65
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

GregDuB65, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of MikeM417
5/5  rDev +23.2%

MikeM417, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of gspeer711
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

gspeer711, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

fthegiants, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of mattmarka1
3.25/5  rDev -20%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev -1.5%

jmccraney, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of BeerHunter76
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

BeerHunter76, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Texasfan549, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of cherche
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

cherche, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of jonbonfon
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

jonbonfon, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of VBWharfRat
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

VBWharfRat, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev -1.5%

ste5venla, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

djrn2, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev -1.5%

InspectorBob, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of dcloeren
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

dcloeren, May 22, 2013
Photo of Tiernan
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Tiernan, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of monitorpop
4/5  rDev -1.5%

monitorpop, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev -1.5%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of C-Dog
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

C-Dog, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -1.5%

t0rin0, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Tenaya Creek brewery and Aces & Ales in Las Vegas in May, at Lagunitas in, August I think. The usual tangerine color for some of the Lagunitas hoppy offerings, mild and thin white head on it, .4". Aroma was a big Lagunitas hop blast, although kind of standard for Lagunitas, it was very good, phenomenal coming from anyone else.

An ok body, its a little sweet, some tangerine, maybe apricot. Mellow body, I wouldn't say there is a ton of caramel to it, but it seems to have more of a body than most hoppy offerings from Lagunitas. Its like a fusion of an amber and an ipa hopped primarily with Cascades. Yeast presence is offering something in the way of fruit ester I would guess, as the hops are strangely not all that imposing here, especially when compared with the much lighter Daytime. But still very good nonetheless.

I did notice that the pint I had at Aces & Ales was superior to the one I had at Tenaya, for whatever reason.

Beerandraiderfan, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of jtd1969
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - murky orange/golden tint, with lacing and good carbonation

S - sweet citrus, really pleasant

T - grapefruit/pineapple blend with not too sweet bread

M - medium bodied, good carbonation

Tropical Pale/IPA style. Enjoyed it after work. I recommend it for the style!

jtd1969, Oct 12, 2012
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Fusion VII from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.