CitruSinensis (OneHitter Series) | Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
1,453 Ratings
CitruSinensis (OneHitter Series)CitruSinensis (OneHitter Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

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!

Added by Patches826 on 06-04-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,453
Reviews:
288
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
8.42%
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
281
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,453 |  Reviews: 288
Photo of emount91
1.71/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

did not enjoy this one at all, tons of sediment and "floaties" when poured into a Glass. weird head that dissipates in some places and retains in others, no lacing. smell was decent, smelled very floral and citrusy, but also smelled of metal/tin. taste was not good and did not follow the smell, almost zero sweetness and all bitterness, especially from the Blood Orange flavor. but it wasn't the west coast hop-bomb bitterness that we all love. not sure if something was wrong with the bottle I got, but this one eventually got drain-poured for me.

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Photo of ohiobeer29
2/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A little too sweet but drinks ok

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Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.12/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of hoopadoopa
2.23/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.25

Looks really cool, with tons of stuff floating around. Some might object, but I like it.
Smells sweet/bitter/sour, IPA-ish, maybe grapefruit juice.
Tastes too much like a screwdriver (OJ + vodka). I don't like screwdrivers because they make me think of rotten fruit. It doesn't taste much like any traditional pale ale, be it American, British, or Belgian.
Feels like really strong orange drink plus booze and some mild carbonation.
Overall, this was not just gross, but also expensive. I don't know why this has so many positive reviews. I suspect that most Lagunitas fans haven't really explored what else is out there (this is based more on conversations with actual Lagunitas fans than on the beer's bafflingly high score).

All that said, Lagunitas makes the best IPA that you'll find at many a SoCal gas station after 1:00 AM, and their High Westified Rye Ale is an unbeatable value at less than 15 bucks per 22. Unless you're experimenting with extra money, steer clear of this offering.

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Photo of JeffKowalek
2.25/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of stanale
2.44/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Vylo
2.79/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Pours golden with light head with decent lacing. Smells and tastes like bitterness, really off putting.

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Photo of Mwinek
2.87/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of John_Squires
2.9/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Lane_in_ID
2.97/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was disappointed, super hazy deep amber color with lots of floaties, nose wasn't great either, blood orange was prominent, medium mouthfeel, dry finish. Won't be buying again.

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Photo of TomMorris
2.99/5  rDev -26%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

This one didn't do it for meā€¦the nose was promising with some inviting citrus scents but the taste reminds me more of an especially sour grapefruit mixed drink. I could tolerate, or even enjoy the tartness with a thicker mouthfeel and a stronger presence of other flavors, but the product I've tasted is too one-dimensional for me to find much enjoyment in it. Glad I passed on a sixer of this.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.01/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.03/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of NateMac13
3.09/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LannahC
3.11/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lanciloti
3.11/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RJQ3
3.12/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Been wanting to try this for over a year now..... So disappointed by this! Aroma is incredible when it's poured into a glass. The taste however is kinda bland, and don't think the blood orange juice added mixed well with pale ale, like your drinking a dog town pale ale with a blood orange juice shot chaser and made the finish almost sour! What a waste of $13! Oh well.

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Photo of Summerteeth
3.12/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Schlafly33
3.13/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.16/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.19/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kniles38
3.22/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of twb0392
3.23/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Terptwerp
3.24/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Golden orange with a decent head

Smell: Nice orange smell

Taste: Tart citrus, almost like a sour. The body is not big enough for the tartness. Very strong aftertaste.

Feel: Slightly light

Overall: Glad I tried it, but was hoping that I would like it more. Not terrible, but I will not go out of my way to buy more.

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Photo of OleBruin
3.24/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is very juice forward, if that makes any sense. I see and taste the blood orange pulp in the glass. There is a lot of tartness and it is definitely moving into beermosa territory, but sans sweetness. I realize that Crimson Snapper (Pipeworks) added honey to round out their superior citra hops version. Glad I tried, but definitely missing the hops.

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CitruSinensis (OneHitter Series) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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