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Couch Trippin' Fusion Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by sansho on 02-15-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 6
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3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.03/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 1/4/2015 at Battleship Brewhouse in Fall River, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep coppery brown color, with a medium foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruit, hops, caramelized malts, maple and some nuts.

T: The taste starts out with a good burst of hops bitterness. Then some sweet flavors of caramel, maple and fruit come in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

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

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

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3.04/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.76/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.9/5  rDev +3.2%

As the summery taste of hops come to a close and the darker taste of fall rises, a few brewers say "never say die" as they embrace the "brown" flavor with a healthy heaping of fresh hops for a unique taste, texture and scent.

Bronzen gold in its pour, a golden strand hold true to show the beer's "pale" influence. Hovering over the glass, bold aromas of tropical, citrus and herb leap forward and allow a background of sweetness to greet the tastebuds with caramel, light chocolate and toast.

But with a blooming middle palate, the taste recedes with sweetness but a fruitier hop complement takes charge. A bold grounding of malt rivals command with toasted bread, light wood and a nutty roundness. But the brightness of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon and lime create an acidic taste that's both curious and comforting.

Medium-light in its body, the beer is dry, toasty and resinous in its finish. Lingering with pine and forrest, a woodsy tone persists, all opening the way for strong boozy brine and a pithy bitterness to close the taste.

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4.4/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.3/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Aroma is grapefruit, pine, slightly dank, and woody, toasted notes. Flavor reveals juicy grapefruit underlying a deeply toasted malt backbone, finishing lightly resiny, extremely earthy, and a touch roasty bitter. There's a bit of a disconnect between the grapefruit and the earthy character. The malt doesn't exactly tie the two together.

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4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look - fantastic Amber brown color with a good head and great lacing!
Smell - smells like an ipa which throws of the brown ale. I love ipas and think it smells great. Also has a hoot malt smell though.
Taste - great toasty Amber brown hoppy taste
Feel - light carbonation light to medium body.
Overall - fantastic brown ale if you love hoppy beers.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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Couch Trippin' Fusion Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 56 ratings
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