Golden State Of Mind | Ale Industries

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ale Industries
California, United States
aleindustries.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
66
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
16.52%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Photo of pkalix
3.57/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jack-ruby
4.33/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Radome
3.19/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bomber bottle into a brandy snifter.

L - Had a slow-moving geyser of foam overflow the bottle as soon as I uncapped it. No smell or obvious infection, so perhaps it was overcarbonated from long aging with bottle-conditioning yeast? Light orange color (very dark for a witbier) and hazy. Head is huge, fluffy, and white. It lasted as a thick layer throughout the session.

S - Strong citrus aromas over wheat and bread from the grains. Light spice or herb note, but i can't identify the spice. Neither yeast nor alcohol contribute to the aromas.

T - Sharp orange flavor dominates with strong spice following. Low wheat in the background. Finish is fairly dry with a grainy aftertaste that may be from Pilsner malt.

F - Medium body. Fizzy but not overly strong carbonation (surprising after the geyser). Moderate hops bitterness. No alcohol presence.

O - I find the sharp orange citrus and spices to be more assertive than a traditional wit, but it may have been the brewer's intention to show off the California ingredients, as the label states. Regardless, it is enjoyable.

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Photo of PawG
3.51/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shoegueuze
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.04/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Tasted on tap at The Pig & The Pickle in Concord, CA.

A tea beer that pours a light/medium orange with a fast fading white head. The nose is lemon, oranges and light varnish (but a nice light varnish). The real problem here is that it is extremely light bodied - almost feels and tastes watered down. The flavor profile is pleasant oranges and light tea but the lack of body, texture and character just hurt this one a lot.

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Photo of Covocali
2.96/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nice look & smell pretty good taste fresh feeling

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.37/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dertyd
3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLaw55
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pretty standard witbier, which I happen to love, but this one has chamomile in it. This addition was a huge negative for me and ruined the experience. Among all these usual layers of flavor that are associated with a witbier, this sole flavor did not work for me and had quite a negative impact on the overall flavor, which was very good if this one point was taken away.

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of Bonsall_Phil
2.61/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

Dreadful taste. Can't even describe it... Laquer or turpentine maybe. Not funny. Not funny at all.

Looks good and the mouthfeel is right but this sucker is my first drain pour ever.

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Photo of IBUQT
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Alpha309
1.56/5  rDev -54.8%

Photo of sourdog
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of jakewatt135
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Brandonry
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of elNopalero
4/5  rDev +15.9%

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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Photo of droomyster
4/5  rDev +15.9%

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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Photo of Malone47
2.8/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of whatsajessica
2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

Photo of atpca
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of f_raud
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of BeerisUber
3/5  rDev -13%

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3.45 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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