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Fusion VII - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Fusion VII
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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)
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Reviews by Philousa:
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3.1/5  rDev -23.6%

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.

10-23-2011 04:56:25 | More by Philousa
More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan


4.75/5  rDev +17%

03-13-2013 22:27:38 | More by Tiernan
Photo of Billolick

New York

3.9/5  rDev -3.9%

On tap at the Birdsall House, Peekskill, NY

Pour clear, a darker shade of almond amber.

Medium tan head, frothy and lasting, and leavingsome fine and high in the glass lacing.

Nose features earthy mint and herbal hops.

Easy drinking, on the balanced side of the IPA world.. Respectable and worth a try, but sorta tame

02-17-2012 03:46:44 | More by Billolick
Photo of Mora2000


4/5  rDev -1.5%

On tap at The Common Table.

The beer pours an orange-red amber color with an off-white head. The aroma has quite a bit of toffee malt, with some grass and a little bit of pine mixed in. The flavor is more hoppy than the aroma. I get a lot of toffee, plus some orange and pine notes from the hops. There is quite a bit of hop flavor, but the bitterness is pretty low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

11-21-2011 03:52:17 | More by Mora2000
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-15-2011 00:51:31 | More by JupiterJesus
Photo of ehammond1

3.58/5  rDev -11.8%

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Dark orange, nearly auburn, with a thin white cap that eventually leaves spiderwebs and sheets of lace down the glass.

Nice aroma of citrus hop components, caramel and toffee sweetness, and some biscuit.

This resembles more of an amber than a typical IPA, especially one from Lagunitas. The toffee and caramel sweetness and biscuity malt backbone are prevalent, though there is certainly some piney and citrusy hop flavors present as well.

Medium to full mouthfeel with ample carbonation.

A nice hoppy amber/IPA hybrid. Drinkable, but there's probably always going to be something better on tap.

12-17-2011 15:53:13 | More by ehammond1
Photo of Beerandraiderfan


4.1/5  rDev +1%

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.

10-12-2012 22:25:29 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

Served in a pint glass, on tap.

A - Clear amber with a light khaki half fingered head

S - Some wheatiness with big citrus and floral hop aromatics

T - Refreshing citrus hops with some coriander and wheat flavors throughout.

M - Medium body, with medium carbonation

O - Very solid IPA

01-24-2012 16:29:15 | More by williamjbauer
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

05-25-2012 19:41:13 | More by MrMojoRising
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-13-2013 05:30:06 | More by ste5venla
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

On tap at Wine 101.

A - hazy orange with a soft cap of dense, white head that has great retention

S - grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit

T - bread, birthday cake, grapefruit, pineapple

M - smooth, medium bodied, well carbonated

This was fantastic. The tropical, citrusy aroma and flavor were spot on. The sweet, cake batter-like malt were a perfect compliment to the very forward hops. I could drink this all day long.

09-29-2012 12:19:10 | More by tdm168
Photo of socon67

New York

3.65/5  rDev -10.1%

A - Pours orange to amber with soapy rings of lacing. Slight carbonation is noted. Clarity is very good.

S - First impression is a citrusy IPA. There is an obvious hop profile that is clearly west coast. Has that telltale pine scent.

T - Taste is less hop foward and more citrusy sweet. Balance is pretty well done. Flavors seem to linger in the mouth.

M - Slick feel, slightly raspy, and medium bodied.

O - I'm indifferent towards this one. It is a solid beer, but other than it toning down the hoppiness for a more citrus-sweet flavor I didn't feel there was much else. Worth trying, but not outstanding.

02-29-2012 21:01:59 | More by socon67
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-17-2014 00:50:34 | More by fthegiants
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Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +17%

08-15-2012 15:54:30 | More by Nickfellow007
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

11-19-2011 08:02:42 | More by BSW
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-09-2013 17:36:29 | More by jmccraney
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

02-15-2012 22:45:20 | More by Ralphs66
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-09-2013 18:35:06 | More by jonbonfon
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-07-2011 08:31:58 | More by leprakhan
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-19-2011 02:05:39 | More by RojoPeligroso
Photo of largadeer


3.8/5  rDev -6.4%

Draft at Mission Pizza in Fremont. Clear amber with a thin head that disappears quickly. Nice hop nose that brings to mind dried apricots, pine and faint citrus. Moderate caramel sweetness from the malt, too. Palate is good, apricot again pops into my head. It's fairly sweet, with a substantial body, though it's by no means cloying. Becomes a bit resiny toward the finish, though the stonefruit character is pervasive. Yeast lends some mild esters, too, which highlights the fruitiness from the hops. Finishes with a mild hop bite, not terribly bitter or dry. Pretty good overall, an enjoyable hopped up amber ale.

10-23-2011 03:37:33 | More by largadeer
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-01-2014 22:47:47 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

11-27-2012 06:38:58 | More by C-Dog
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-16-2011 21:14:33 | More by allouez86
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-06-2011 01:37:17 | More by kdown
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Fusion VII from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.