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Fusion VII - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Fusion VII
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90
outstanding

85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%


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)
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Philousa

California

3.1/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on cask at Hopyard Pleasanton, 10/22/2011.

Deep amber in appearance with tan head that fizzles to a thin, consistent layer. Great lacing. A strong, biting hop scent hits your nose. Floral, grassy, piney, a little harsh; hops and nothing else to speak of. Sweet pale malt flavor up front. Biscuty, bready. Bitterness creeps in at teh back of the tongue, unmistakably hop driven, similar to a fresh hop ale. This becomes a bit harsh after half a pint. The feel is a bit syrupy, but well carbonated especially for a cask.

This is a strangely malty IPA. Not nearly as hoppy as nearly any other west coast IPA I've ever had. Oddly, I don't feel the same way about this malty IPA as I do about all DFH's IPAs. Lagunitas somehow made a very complimentary malt bill for a hoppy beer. I was expecting something to peel the layers off my tongue from hop bitterness, but instead was greeted with a more subtle IPA from Lagunitas. Cheers to doing something different, even if it wasn't the most memorable beer.

Serving type: cask

10-23-2011 04:56:25 | More by Philousa
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Fusion VII from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.