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Fusion 17: Eastbound And Down Brown | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by kylehay2004 on 09-13-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 59
Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer on-tap in a perfect pint at Special Brews in Lynnwood, WA.

Appearance: medium brown hue with no haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a finger of creamy light-tan foam with a nice lace. Good stuff!

Smell: a light toasty malt aroma with a big hop character. Hoppy for the style, but balanced. I quite like it.

Taste: a little toasty malt with a big citrusy and slightly raspy hop flavor. Like most Lagunitas beers, this just suits my palate well.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a surprisingly good carbonation and creaminess. Great!

Overall: maybe not for everyone, but this is a hoppy brown ale that works. Most other breweries might market this sucker as their flagship IPA. Great.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 10/31/2013 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a US pint glass.

A: The beer is a medium brown color, with a large dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramel, maple, floral hops and roasted malts.

T: The taste starts out with an unexpectedly strong hoppy flavor followed by a mild caramel and maple sweetness. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a nice hoppy brown ale to drink for a long time.

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at NY Pizza. Pours a dark brown color with an inch of head. Some lacing.Aroma is piney with some grapefruit and citrus hops. Spicy hop notes as well. The taste is more of the piney hops with some grapefruit rind and citrus peel. Some light caramel malt flavor as well. Floral hop notes along with some more grapefruit pith at the end. Medium bodied with a lot of carbonation. Pretty hoppy and a good take on the style. Overall, solid brew I hope to have again.

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Photo of smcolw
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark amber color with small but lasting head. Lots of blanketing lace (50% of the glass). Hazy.

Sharp pine resin/grapefruit rind aroma--definitely not what I was expecting from a brown. Still it's very attractive.

There's not much brown to this flavor; the tale to this beer is all hop bitterness. If I were blindfolded, I would swear this was an IPA. Good body and highly carbonated. The finish is dry, spritzy and long lasting.

Overall, a hop head's brown.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I think this one is meant to be an India brown ale. Poured with a single finger head on a relatively clear deep amber brown body with scattered lacing. Aroma of caramel malts, brown sugar and both earthy and citrus hops. Flavor has a lot of hop presence but is pulsing call it too hoppy with mostly earthy and generic citrus hops as with the aroma. Also following the aroma right on is the caramel malt and brown sugar sweetness although its a lot sweeter than the aroma would predict. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

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Fusion 17: Eastbound And Down Brown from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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