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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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 56
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +1.3%
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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Photo of BEERchitect
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

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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Photo of barczar
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
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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Photo of Immortale25
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on-tap at Barley's Taproom Asheville. Served in a pint glass.

A- Pours a reddish medium brown color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that retains very well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a large center patch of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Delightful aroma of earthy hops which is accentuated by a very soily smell that I suppose is from the yeast? There's also some toastiness but it's overpowered by this soil.

T- Ok so now I'm starting to think the soily nature of this beer is actually coming from the hops which would have been my last guess (malt being my second). The reason I think this is because the bitterness commingles with this soiliness very closely. Other than that, it's an overall smooth brew with a very unique hop flavor and the alcohol is very well concealed.

M- A bit dry with medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- If you dig earthy hops, this is right up your alley. A well-executed brown ale which I was expecting since, after all, it is Lagunitas.

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Photo of WheelsPSU
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at ChurchKey in DC over the weekend. I had never heard of it and I like brown ales so I decided to give it a go. When I ordered it, the waitress didn't even know what I was talking about. Turns out, this beer is brand new and will be released in different cities with different ingredients or barreling processes (I think). Mine tasted like it was barreled in a rye barrel. The color was hazy caramel with a head that dissipated but the lace totally lingered. The mosaic hops gave the beer a candied fruit flavor without the pineyness of Simcoe. The Nelson sauvin provided a grape like flavor with a very sweet malt

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Couch Trippin' Fusion Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 56 ratings.
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