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Fillmore Fusion Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Fillmore Fusion AleFillmore Fusion Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4
pDev: 6%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AgentMunky on 01-14-2013)
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Reviews by watermelonman:
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watermelonman

California

4.15/5  rDev +3.8%

Gold and orange with a touch of cloudiness, this sat with a short head and left plenty of lace.

Citrus and grapefruit are strong in the smell, with a touch of earthy hops and malt in the background. Pine pops up in the taste but light and balanced across malt. The mouthfeel is appropriately light without being thin, and this is highly drinkable.

I do not find too many american pales that I want more of, usually they leave me wanting either something more mellow or a full on IPA. This is an exception, great blend.

06-13-2013 02:12:45 | More by watermelonman
More User Reviews:
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EastBay_Nick

California

4/5  rDev 0%

07-13-2013 21:29:39 | More by EastBay_Nick
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rob133

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

02-02-2013 18:40:47 | More by rob133
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-04-2013 04:33:53 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-07-2013 23:30:59 | More by SpdKilz
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leprakhan

California

4/5  rDev 0%

02-27-2013 09:49:48 | More by leprakhan
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nataku00

California

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%

Bottle poured into a clear plastic cup. Beer pours a dark amber, mostly clear, with two plus fingers of loose bubbly white head. Head laces a decent amount while dissipating quickly. A few bubbles here and there, but not super carbonated.

Nose is pure pine and grapefruit. Not much malt character coming through the hop aromas.

Hop bitterness hits the tongue first, more bitter than expected for an APA, primarily pine and herbal hops, with a touch of grapefruit peel as it warms. Some caramel malt sweetness comes through as you swallow. Lingering pine flavors predominantly.

Light mouth feel with a decent amount of carbonation. Pretty tasty APA and very easy to drink as the initial bitterness is easy to grow acclimated to.

02-04-2013 06:14:39 | More by nataku00
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jsanford

Georgia

4/5  rDev 0%

01-27-2013 20:12:04 | More by jsanford
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RaulMondesi

California

4/5  rDev 0%

Raul is on the beat and during it well. Straight up at the Lagunitas tasting room and sucking on the goody goodies.

Raul's Dodger shirt might not be playing well with the crowd, but Fillmore Pale Ale is. So many times Raulsky has had a Pale Ale that deters between an IPA and what it claims to be on the bottle. But this thang? Straight Pale Ale goodness.

Yep!

02-10-2013 01:09:00 | More by RaulMondesi
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev 0%

10-13-2013 08:26:28 | More by largadeer
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phingdong

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

02-19-2013 22:21:03 | More by phingdong
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geuze_gone_wild

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-19-2013 06:44:32 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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jesus808

California

4.34/5  rDev +8.5%

You smell this thing, and the citrus jumps right out. Nice pine tree flavor kicks in, and the bitter balances right on the back end done oh so cleverly. Wonderful head, lacing, cold is good but as it warms up its gets even better. Didnt expect it to be amber in color, but doesnt take anything away. This is a beautifully crafted beer for a prestigious name and legacy. Bravo Lagunetas. Bravo.

01-18-2013 06:10:11 | More by jesus808
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev 0%

01-17-2013 02:36:06 | More by nmann08
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%

Bottle opened on 2.14.13

A - Pours a clear copper- orange with a two inch off-white foamy head with solid retention.

S - Hoppy citrus, sweet and tropical, and touch of grass.

T - Hop citrus and pine, pretty muted and soft.

D - Good carbonation and a light body.

O - Soft and subtle. Hop focused ale.

02-18-2013 06:50:37 | More by HuskyinPDX
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DNICE555

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

03-20-2013 01:30:20 | More by DNICE555
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mactrail

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -9.3%

Attractive amber-tinged golden in the tall Stella glass. A nice head to start and plenty of frothy lacing. Quite adequate carbonation in the mouth.

Smells quite hoppy, but the taste is not so bitter. Fairly light bodied. Modest fruity flavor with a hint of pear skins. Lots of resiny and piney flavors. Dark undertones of burnt biscuits. Bitter aftertaste wears out its welcome, but IPA enthusiasts will like this one. Foam lasts well in the glass.

A plain but quite quaffable Pale Ale. If it was even a little lower in ABV it would be a great entry in the Utah Supermarket Beer sweepstakes. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Coit Liquor in San Francisco.

02-05-2013 05:49:32 | More by mactrail
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev 0%

01-28-2013 00:18:46 | More by brotherloco
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev 0%

07-08-2014 05:29:51 | More by GClarkage
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lackenhauser

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

03-10-2013 03:48:54 | More by lackenhauser
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ambruns1979

California

4/5  rDev 0%

01-19-2013 05:48:21 | More by ambruns1979
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valdieu2

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01-25-2013 01:44:14 | More by valdieu2
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Casterbridge

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

05-18-2013 06:38:24 | More by Casterbridge
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AgentMunky

California

4.09/5  rDev +2.3%

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into an Allagash cervoise glass.

A: Two fingers of head have decent retention. The actual beer is a pellucid amber, with a handful of bubbles. Pretty.

S: Bright grapefruit and herbal-spicy hops. Smells a lot like Lagunitas IPA. Dry malts.

T: Damn tasty! Honestly, without a side-by-side comparison, I might be hard-pressed to differentiate it from the IPA...lighter and fruitier perhaps? It's only lightly bitter, with the excellent tropical undertones of the hops shining through. The aftertaste is biscuity and dry.

M: Full, malty-dry, and rather unremarkable.

O: A thoroughly enjoyable, if unspectacular, beer. I would have another or two, and recommend it to all. Lagunitas refuses to classify it, but I'd say it's a pretty hoppy, drinkable pale ale.

01-14-2013 04:05:01 | More by AgentMunky
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4.18/5  rDev +4.5%

Poured from a 22oz into a pint. Pours a very clear orange/gold with a nice two inch head. Ultra sticky lacing lasts until the end.

Pale malts and slight citrus start the smell, a hint of grass follows. Eh.

Citrus starts this off with a bang, a nice grapefruit and orange peel combo. Pale malts and a nice fresh grass taste follow it up. The aftertaste is mellow and citric. The body is just a little light for the style.

Overall, this was an excellent APA, hop forward, but not at all overwhelming.

01-16-2013 05:42:24 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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Fillmore Fusion Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.