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 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 UCLABrewN84
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle I brought to share at drewone's tasting.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, floral, spice, herb, and citrus-like aromas. Taste is much the same with herbal, spice, and floral flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earthy bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting earthy ingredient presence that comes through slightly better in the smell.

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2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of mactrail
3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Very light beer with nice pale amber color. Plenty of carbonation, fine bubbles give a decent mouthfeel, and the lacing is good. Sort of a pencil shavings hint. The chamomile is unmistakable both in the nose and in the taste. You keep smelling it when you breathe. Rather bitter. Give it some credit for plenty of flavor in a low-alcohol beer. Aftertaste is herbal, slightly medicinal. Seems well made but I can't get through a glass of it.

01/28/2013 update: This is now called "Golden State of Mind" in the 22 oz bottle. New label, new name, same beer. This one even has "Winter 2013" very prominently on the label.

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

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours quite a dark orange-yellow colour with a filmy but fine white head. The colour is very dark for a witbier, but perhaps they didn't realise the Flemish translation of "wit". Hazy but not cloudy, not a great look for a witbier overall.

Nose is pleasant. Cinnamon bread on the nose, with decent orange blossom characters as well. Minimal spice apart from the sweet cinnamon. Fragrant and pleasant at least but missing some of the classic characters.

Taste is similar. Pleasant cinnamon sweetness, with a light citrus rind undertone. Light butter rounds out the palate with a smooth sweet finish. Very light feel, but the characters work OK with the thinness.

Not a bad brew, and quite pleasantly drinkable all up. Smooth and clear, with pleasant, if not classic characters. Worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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

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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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +15.9%
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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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of beerguy101
3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled on 10/16/2010. This witbier pours a very hazy yellow gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, orange, honey, and sweet with traces of chamomile. A medium to light bodied witbier. The malts are fruity and sweet, orange, coriander and chamomile. The hops are herbal. Decent carbonation. The chamomile flavors come through more as it warms. Some orange at the finish. Light and refreshing. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

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Photo of Arbitrator
4.52/5  rDev +31%
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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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of Shawner
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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1.56/5  rDev -54.8%

Photo of mc4z
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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