Golden State Of Mind | Ale Industries

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Brewed by:
Ale Industries
California, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly called Orange Kush.

Added by t0rin0 on 09-30-2009

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4.52/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Jupiter in Berkeley.

A: Pours a milky golden-orange body with cream-colored foam that retains well.

S: I see where it gets the name. It smells more like orange pulp than orange peel. I can pick up light hints of lemon, banana (progressing into hefeweizen territory, I guess?), and coriander.

T: Deliciously orange-driven, but now I get that peel that I couldn't pick up in the nose. The rindy component is well complemented by lemon and layers of yeast and coriander. Orange lingers well into the aftertaste.

M: Light-bodied, with mild carbonation. Surprisingly flavorful for something under 5%. Wow!

D: This would make a great summer beer. One of the better wits I've tried in some time. Great job, Ale Industries.

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Photo of jack-ruby
4.33/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of afksports
4.17/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks go to my man Fred Abercrombie on hooking up this tasty Bay Area local. I enjoyed it with my girlfriend on the last evening she was in town from Atlanta. We visited with friends and enjoyed a sessionable witbier. Perfect.

The beer was less than perfect, but not far from it either. When you want a light and drinkable brew, you're not necessarily looking to be blown away by heavy flavor. That's why the chamomile notes in the smell and taste of Orange Kush (Shush) are so on point. They are flowery, spicy, soft, and light on the palate. Orange Kush has a golden to orange unfiltered body, good sustaining head, a briliant and bright smell, and a clean and crisp taste. The pale malt and grassy hops perfectly complement the coriander and orange peel added to the brew. There's not much yeast present, and the wheat profile is subdued. Those impact the taste, making it a little less complex and a little more drinkable. Overall I'm impressed.

Sadly, the beer went by quickly. Just like the ladyfriend's visit. Guess I'll have to get more.

Beer. Not ladyfriends.

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of DaveHS
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a hazy straw gold with a very thin white head. No lacing.

S- Loads of chamomile tea and cinnamon.

T-Holy crap. The chamomile is right up front on this one. Never tasted a beer with so much herbal tea character. It complements the light orange peel.

M-Light bodied with a lingering finish.

D-Pretty high, actually. Wasn't sure what to expect from this one, but it's pretty pleasant.

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of shoegueuze
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of droomyster
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Pours a hazy orange body with a small white head. Aromas similar to Belgian witbier but differs slightly due to replacing Belgian with California yeast. Sweet wheats with a lot of camomile and touch of coriander carry beautifully from the nose to the palate. Smooth texture and herbal tea finish make it even more exciting. Good stuff!

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Here’s one I’m surprised I haven’t reviewed yet. Glad I checked.
This pours a clear gold with a cottony cap of white clouds.
The aroma has a pleasing orange-lemon-citrus note to it, and a hint of coriander.
Tastes clean and clear, with a refreshing quality. It’s a wheat beer? But with an English ale yeast? I liked it. Easy drinker.

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of i4ourgot
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of wheat, orange peel, coriander, Belgian yeast, pepper, and some other spices.

T - Starts off with a mix of wheat with some orange peel a touch of lemon zest and some coriander. Through the middle, some Belgian yeast, chamomile, and a bit of pepper come through. The finish is a mix of wheat, orange peel, Belgian yeast, coriander, and some other spices.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with sweet and lightly spicy finish.

D - Very drinkable. Good overall balance and some nice flavor is added by the herbs and spices.

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of japr88
3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. brown unlabeled bottle (label attached via rubber band on a card with style and details written on the back) into a plain pint glass.

Appearance: Poured a beautiful, cloudy golden color with a decent bit of creamy white foam on top.

Smell: The fruity esters are very strong but pleasant, has a bit of a sweetness to the scent.

Taste: As the smell indicated, the fruit flavors are definitely strong, it almost tastes as though there were an orange slice added into the glass. The name "Orange Kush" is fitting, since the orange flavor is very prominent, but in a rather pleasant way, as the body still feels much like one would expect a standard witbier to. Smooth finish and a lingering fruity aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light body with a smooth feeling, very mild carbonation.

Drinkability: The lightness and slightly sweet flavor make this beer extremely pleasureful to drink one or two, though it doesn't seem like something that I would session.

Overall, the dominant orange flavor makes for an interesting and rather pleasurable twist on the witbier style. If you enjoy adding a slice of orange to your wit, you should give it a try for a nice fruity treat.

The yeast was at the bottom of the bottle and I was unable to suspend it all, which most likely effected the flavor. I would definitely try this beer again, hopefully from a fresher source.

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Golden State Of Mind from Ale Industries
Beer rating: 37.3% out of 100 with 67 ratings
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