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Fusion 10 - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Fusion 10
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87
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: litheum94 on 08-29-2012)
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Philousa
3.33/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Imbibed at Good Karma on 10/10/12, reviewed from notes.

Completely clear pale yellow with little head. Signature Lagunitas sweetness in the nose, a little bit of spiciness. I can't tell if there's Belgian or American yeast since there's some spice, but not as much as I would expect from a Belgian. I get a light flavor to start, some definite wheatiness with some light spice from the yeast. Lagunitas' patented sweet malt is mixed in, but I'm not put off by it the way I thought I would be. I'm usually not a fan of sweetness and wheat, but this isn't sweetness added by syrup or concentrate, so I guess that helps. the burp signifies some hoppiness, but it's easy on the tongue. This is well balanced in the feel and finish. 

I liked this more than I thought I would, but it's not a special kind I beer like their SF Fusion was last year. Also, I would categorize this as an American Crystal Wheat due to the appearance and hop presence.

Photo of TheRealBigC
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer comes off to me as a tamer version of Sumpin Sumpin. It's got that crisp wheat beer feel and flavor profile. That trademark Lagunitas hopping is definitely there too, but it's got less of a bite. Definitely a pleasant drinker for these waning summer days, but it's nothing special.

Photo of hopsolutely
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of brbrocc
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of beertunes
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a semi-hazy yellow color with less than a half-inch of white head that had good retention and light lacing.

The aroma was very hop forward, mostly pine and lemon, with almost no grain showing through. The flavors were the same, mostly the hops and just traces of grain and yeast.

The body was light and smooth, but did leave a slightly sticky finish that lingered a bit too much. Drinkability was pretty good, nice and easy. Overall, a decent brew that you could easily have a few of if you were in the mood. Worth a shot if you see it.

Photo of RWNay
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

At tap at Brouwer's on 9.28.12

A - Served a light pale orange with a bubbly white head with good retention.

S - Lemony citrus and hoppy.

T - Lemons and some mango.

D - A thin body with good carbonation, with a citrus finish.

O - Light and citrusy, with a touch of wheat.

Photo of flayedandskinned
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Nage37
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of litheum94
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Whole Foods.

Bright, golden body. Clear and clean. Presented with a scant, dirty white head. Bubbles cling to the side of the glass, as well as spider web like foam.

There is definitely Citra in here. Lots of sweet, tropical fruit aromas. Cracked wheat, with a slight saltiness.

Juicy, pineapple and mango flavors. This reminds me a lot of Sucks. Creamy wheat flavors, with some white pepper spice. Cracker malts. Light bitterness on the finish, with a hint of pine and more Citra juiciness.

A very nice beer. Well balanced and sessionable, and it's full of the Citra flavors I love.

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the source.

A: Pours clear pale yellow with a fine 1/2-inch white head which leaves trace spotty lace.

N: Plenty of juicy citrus and floral notes.

T: Tangerine and grapefruit followed by some malty sweetness.

M: Light body and moderate carbonation. Just a bit thin for me.

O: Pleasant aroma. Very good.

Photo of wedge
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@ Tyler's (Raleigh)

Surprised to stumble upon this one.

Gold color with a small white head on top. The bartender remarked, "you can smell the hops coming off this one" and he was right. Flowery, sticky, green, fresh hop aromas rise from the glass...lemon, pine, and fruit. Hop pellet freshness in the mouth. Slight pale malt sweetness, a hint of wheat, lemony citrus, and pine. Medium-light body, moderate bitterness and carbonation. Nothing mind blowing, but a solid, hoppy, green surprise to find on tap in NC.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ehammond1
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Clear dark orange with a moderately-sized, big-bubbled head, eventually leaving sheets of lace down the glass. Gorgeous IPA.

Wonderful aroma, with the Citra hops really leading the way. Big, pungent tropical/passion fruit aromas lead (pineapple?), along with a bit of cracker/wheat subtlety.

The flavor too is quite nice, but not quite as strong or powerful as the aroma. Again, big notes of passion/tropical fruit flavors dominate, pineapple and grapefruit, along with a bit of wheat and cracker.

Mouthfeel is perhaps the one place where this beer is lacking. The mouthfeel seems a touch thin and watery, especially as it warms, at least for the style.

A great surprise from Lagunitas; a decent California substitute for Zombie Dust.

Photo of Chrixsus
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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Fusion 10 from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.