CitruSinensis (OneHitter Series) | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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CitruSinensis (OneHitter Series)CitruSinensis (OneHitter Series)

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
We took some fresh Sanguinello Blood oranges, juiced 'em, concentrated that juice (without heat) and threw it into a wheatier version of our New Dogtown Pale Ale. The end result? A refreshingly hopped pale-ish ale with a huge citrus burst!

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Photo of ScaryEd
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I heard this tasted like Lemon Pledge so I rushed to grab the first bottle I could find.

Pours a lightly hazy golden orange color with minimal white head. Not much retention or lacing but I like the color. Reminds me of the fossilized sap from Jurassic Park. Without the mosquito of course.

The nose is basically like sniffing an orange. It's And some light malts.

The taste is a citrus bomb. Orange, blood orange, lemons, orange, and orange. The finish is orange and candied orange. Orange.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A bit oily.

Overall, a good pale ale that tastes like an Oompa-Loompa's face. It's not spectacular but it's tasty and fair-priced.

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Photo of Ahypercube
4.64/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

What a delicous IPA. Nice and fresh. Had to decode the bottling date: 12/13/16 (it said 348, which apparently indicates the day of the year). Into a goblet:

L: Slightly copper-ish orange body with a very faint chill haze that disappears at around 60-65°F (I'm not using a thermometer, that's a guess.) and a mellow, one-finger cream colored frothy head that dissipates moderately quickly leaving neat, arched rings of lacing that linger.

S: Crisp and clean. Orange, but not just the peel, definitely some orange juice aromas, a strong sour smell, like lemons, folowed by passion fruit and red grape, definitely a little malt backbone detectable on the nose, like pizza dough, but thoroughly drowned in resiny hops.

T: Orange is first, and definitively blood orange (it has that tangy, but bittersweet blackberry-ish note that makes blood orange so good), followed by apricot, lemon, grapefruit, and saltine crackers. Super drinkable. If I wanted to introduce someone to a somewhat strong (but not double) IPA, I'd hope this was available. Simple, but well-rounded and consequently easy to like. Not likely, but I hope this gets un-limited.

F: A little bit sticky from the fresh blood orange juice. I think that's also what makes the haze in the beer. But hey, a B+ is great, considering the worldwide competition.

O: I hope this gets to be more than a one-hitter. Honestly I'd hope for that BA High-Westified even more, but this seems more likely (albeit only slightly) to get continued. Cheers!

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Photo of FtWorth
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Slightly hazy, golden-orange with a frothy head that leaves conspicuous lacing.

Aroma: Striking aroma that is sweet orange, lemon and tangerine-like with a hint of sweet malts.

Flavor: Super juicy flavors, full of bitter-sweet oranges and hints of pineapple. Hops and moderate wheaty/malt flavors round out the flavor profile. For a 7.7% brew, the alcohol was hidden quite well.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel are what gives this beers a rather smooth and drinkable quality.

O: An incredibly refreshing pale ale with bright and juicy characteristics. The blood orange flavor offers a uniquely bitter-sweet quality making for some interesting food pairings.

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Photo of MikeyMcD86
4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank on tap out of tulip. I've seen this one floating around and given the success of born yesterday figured I give this one a shot. Beer has medium gold color with little to no haze and not much in the way of head. Aroma is of citrus and pine but not explosive. Taste follows the nose along with a slight pilsner malt presence(not sure if they actually use pilsner malt) and a pleasant citrus bitterness that makes the beer nice and drinkable. Good ephervesent carbonation contributes to the drinkability. Overall a very nice beer that manages to be pleasant and drinkable but nothing spectacular. 88 points.

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Photo of secondtooth
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Clean golden amber upon pour, with a nice, thick head of white suds and beautiful A+ lace.

Aroma: Citrus hops all the way, brisk and nippy. Nice!

Taste: Plenty of citrus and orange notes here, all up front with a dry, near-bitter finish. Delicious, fruity, and quite nicely hopped brew that satisfies on all levels. Lovely and one I’d love to drink again.

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Photo of damndirtyape
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Ollie's Place, Dayton, OH.

Appearance: Hazy but mostly clear golden yellow. Thin but persistent white head. Lots of persistent fine strands and sheets of lacing.

Smell: Very strong citrus aroma, but pleasant. Tropical fruit, fresh cut citrus, papaya. Delightful.

Taste: Not overpowering citrus flavor that you think you would get from the aroma. Instead, a nice citrus flavor well blended with a biscuity malt. Lingering bitter finish that has aspects of fresh scraped citrus rind (orange, lemon, grapefruit).

Mouthfeel: Sticky, light carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: Very tasty, highly aromatic, and definitely something I could have a lot of. Quite good by itself and definitely something that I feel would pair well with a wide range of food.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.27/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Clear gold-amber with a nice thick white blanket leaving soft arms on the glass.

This smells like Tang, and that's it.

Taste is orange, tangerine, grapefruit, with no bitterness at all, making the tart citrus seem kind of overboard. A little crackery malt attempts to balance the citrus, but fails.

Frothy, semi-dry.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep orange with lots of floaties and a relatively small head (nice lacing though). You can definitely smell the blood orange in addition to citrus notes from the hops. The taste is very similar to the nose and overall sweeter than your average pale ale.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle - looks like it was bottled at the end of December? Be great if Lagunitas could use standard bottle dating, but i digress. Acquired the twelve pack of this stuff from the local beer store. "Ale brewed with natural blood orange juice". The bottle here lists a 7.70% abv.

Poured into a Central Waters snifter.

A - Pours a juicy golden pale ale body, lightly hazy, with a good finger's worth of frothy soapy white head that lingers, leaving some good scattered spotty lacing behind.

S - Huuuuuge citrus blast hits the sense upon uncapping. This thing literally smells like i just cut into an orange. Mouth-watering fruits on this one. Beneath the citrus, there is some dry bready malts and ale yeast present

T - Taste follows the nose: huge blast of citrus and orange juice - this thing literally tastes like half a glass of fresh-squeeze juice was dumped into this. Lots of acidity; lightly tart. Complements the beautifully fresh piney hop presence extremely well. Fresh hops, fresh malts, fresh juiciness. This thing is just all around great.

M - Feel is smooth, juicy, crisp, clean. Borderline refreshing, especially at 7.70% abv. This would make an excellent summer slammer.

Overall, one of the juiciest and most delicious beers I think I've ever had from Lagunitas ever, which is now over 30 different Lagunitas beers for me. Highly recommended stuff, will definitely be on the lookout for more twelve packs of this.

Lagunitas Citrusinensis Pale Ale -----4.5/5

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Photo of Monkey-D-Luffy
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Purchased on 1/22/17 - 12oz bottle poured into an IPA glass - marked as 7.7% ABV and "limited release"

L - Golden orange in color, small head that dissipates to the sides of the glass quickly and leaves slight lacing as it goes down.

S - Upfront citrus with faint notes of orange and biscuit

T - The orange and citrus flavors really shine through without being overpowering or abrasive, good hop bitterness and light malt backbone.

F - Thin, and crisp, slightly resinous.

O - A truly wonderful offering from Lagunitas, it drinks like a session ale but at 7.7% ABV it's certainly not one. The ABV is really well hidden and it doesn't taste overly alcohol laden as some IPAs can (I'm looking at you Stone). I'm very anti fruit, when it comes to beer but they've done this one justice and left me wanting more.

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Photo of goingbrokeonbeer
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is a golden color with quickly dissipating head. I didn't get much on the nose, a little orange and tangerine. The taste follows the nose for me with a slight bitter ending.

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Photo of Blackop555
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange with medium, white head that lasts a while with some lacing

Smells mostly of sweet oranges light malts hints of grassy vegetal

Tastes citrus and malty fading to Orange tent and slight grassy taste. Finishes dryer with a short orange peel linger. Medium body and medium to high carbonation

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Photo of 57md
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I guess that this offering moved from a "One Hitter" to a rotating limited release - and for good reason.

First of all, let's be honest that this is definitely an IPA and NOT an APA.

Poured a clear dark straw color with just under a finger of head. The nose has a bountiful array of citrus notes. The flavor follows up with the orange evident. The body is a touch thin but the finish has a nice hop bitterness.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bright orangey amber color with bubbly head.

Fresh orange and tangerines on the nose. Light biscuit malt behind it.

Super fruity and orangey without being overly sweet. The whole fruit is there- pith, rind, and juicy juicy flesh. So delicious.

Feel is light and crispy with the slightest resin quality.

Overall - if you're running short on Modus Mandarina, this is a great backup.

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Photo of gatornation
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a very white head. Deep smell of citrus orange and tangerine . taste is all citrus and just a taste of pine hops, very light on malts and bitterness. Nicely carbonated crisp and hoppy. highly drinkable

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Photo of HopHunter19
4.71/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - drank from the bottle and gave the appearance a 5 because i'm out of fucks
S - wow! Big orange, peach, papaya, citrus pith, orange juice, pineapple, hop resin, definitely smells of ne ipas
T - orange juice, grapefruit, peach, tangerine, clementine, papaya, pummelo, citrus pith, big juicy fruity character in general, perfect balance of fruit juice and beer - you would believe there was no fruit juice in here
M - light-medium, alc covered, aftertaste is citrus juice, pith, peach
O - jesus christ man. Great beer. Waaaay underrated. Disclaimer bottle 348 6 drank 365 6 ( 17 days old) so if your drinking it older you may get a different picture.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.62/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Not bad. Bottle to pint glass. The blood orange is big in the taste, not as much in the aroma, but you do get a lot of general citrus in the nose, with a lesser amount of pine and hops. Refreshing, well balanced, nice carbonation. The Sourness starts to wear on me as I drink more. Nothing crazy, but just different enough to make it interesting.

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Photo of SSS
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Clear Golden yellow with a white head that dissipates quickly
S-Strong Citrus on the nose with grapefruit, orange and lemon at the front
M-High carbonation and medium mouthfeel. Lacing is not strong
T-Almost like biting into an orange, rind first. Balanced bitter and sweetness upfront with a citrus sweet at the back end and the bitterness lingers for a while on the palate
O-This is a very nice Pale Ale with a twist. I quite enjoyed this and am sad to see it retired. Definitely for the citrus junkie

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Photo of arizcards
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from Kings Convenience in early April for $ 2.19.

Beer poured golden orange with a nice white head upon the initial pour.
Nose is concentrated orange juice.
Taste is orange juice and citrus. This is very well balanced and easy to drink.
Feel is medium bodied and fairly refreshing.
Overall a nice beer that I found very enjoyable.

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Photo of avalon07
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear texture. There was an inch of foamy head that last a decent amount of time. Very good lacing.

S: An OK aroma of citrus fruit, hops, malt, and light tropical fruit.

T: Tasted of a light hops presence, citrus (blood orange), some grapefruit, a little bit of malt, mango, passion fruit, and lemon. The flavor with this beer is a bit thinner than I expected. Heavier on the fruit ingredients, but not quite enough. Still, it's very sweet and fairly tasty.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a slightly slick consistency. Light-bodied.

O: This is a pretty solid APA, but it isn't the best ever. Nevertheless, a solid, drinkable beer.

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Draft House Tower Bridge. On tap at the Draft House Tower Bridge. Smells strongly of concentrated orange, like squash or jelly. Taste reflects this. So much orange juice, bit of boozy heat, spice, fairly floral too, with some hints of elderflower sweetness.

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Photo of Pencible
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: This poured a clear gold with almost no head and notable sediment.
S: It smelled like fresh oranges and grapefruit, with a little honey malt.
T: It tasted like fresh oranges, with a little bitter grapefruit and sweet honey. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was thick with a little carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a great brew, with amazing orange scent and taste. The body was good, and the finish was smooth with well hidden alcohol. So it was really easy to drink. Not as bold as some of their others, but this is another hit from Lagunitas.

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Photo of ticker2000
4.91/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was such a fantastic surprise when I tried it first. Loved the smell and the flavor. It isn't overly sweet which will be appealing to those who hate sweet beers.

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Photo of infinitebruner
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

April 28, 2016

12 oz. bottle, tulip

A – Light to medium gold and quite clear. An inch of nearly pure white bubbly foam sits on top and hangs out for a while.

S – Grapefruit, lime, lemon zest, and light spicy notes perhaps like papaya. Flour or uncooked bread dough, slightly grainy, provides enough backbone for the hops.

T – Sweet grainy malt, uncooked dough, with a touch of crust. Grapefruit and spicy papaya, with a lime burst at the end.

M – A lot of residual sweetness here, but NOT cloying. Bitterness is mild on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium to slightly medium-heavy body. Juicy throughout.

O – Very tasty, but a bit too sweet for my tastes. Still very good.

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Photo of basaywhat
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Poured a clear gold with a small lasting off white head. Aromas blood orange and grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of blood orange and light grapefruit with a smooth dry bitter lingering blood orange finish.

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CitruSinensis (OneHitter Series) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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