CitruSinensis (OneHitter Series) | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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
Ranking:
#2,724
Reviews:
306
Ratings:
1,521
pDev:
8.35%
Bros Score:
3.89
 
 
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Photo of Sammy
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny particles of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, citrus juice, and tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, blood orange, and blood orange juice flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with great blood orange aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djrn2
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz single bottle - now this is a hard one to pronounce, which I'm guessing is half the point.

This beer pours a crystal clear, bright medium golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves a bit of sparse inkblot pattern lace around the glass as it evenly sinks away.

It smells of pungent citrus esters (blood orange, lemon, red grapefruit, and lime), dank pine needles, a put-upon grainy caramel malt sweetness, some mild hard water flintiness, and more leafy, weedy, and grassy hop bitters. The taste is sharply citric fruit, once again - muddled mandarin orange and aged lemon most prominent - a bready and somewhat crackery caramel malt, fading pine resin notes, a still steadfast wet stoney thing, and further leafy, damp grassy, and sort of perfumed floral hoppiness.

The bubbles are fairly laid-back in their gentle and sometimes coddling frothiness, the body a solid middleweight (perhaps punching above its weight class), and mostly smooth, even as all that fruity hop, um, goodness swirls about. It finishes off-dry, but only in the sense of citrus fruit inherencies that aren't quite up to their bittering alter egos.

Yeah, this shit is dope, so much so that I actually regret procuring only the single bottle - even if hitting a whole sixer of this would put one in a world o' hurt (props to the essentially hidden near 8 points of wowee sauce!). Complex citrus, uninterested malt, and some 'healthy' greens, for your consideration.

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4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Stuck smack-dab between American pale ale and IPA, Lagunitas new and tantalizing citrus-laden ale packs a wallop of the classic tropical, citrus and herbaceous character but with a super-charged orange demeanor.

Its peach and golden hues are saturated with orange juice-like haze. Its nearly mousey structured head carries the mouthwatering goodness of vibrant red grapefruit, tangerine, passionfruit and a hint of cannabis. But once its bready-sweet taste slathers on the tongue, its saturation is like fructose and angel food cake.

On the middle, its sweetness begins to relax and its bready, wheaten body lightens just enough to let the hops and blood orange additions do their work. The dense juiciness of grapefruit, orange, pineapple, mango, apricot, passionfruit and nectarine seem to show no bounds as the beer intensifies with bitter resins and fruit pectin deeper and deeper into the session.

The beer's medium-bodied feel retains its bready sweetness to prop up the hops and fruit, giving it the balance of imperial ale but crisp and refreshing like drier IPA. Its finish is spruce, gin-like and with an undertow of fresh grass clippings, chive and botanical dankness.

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4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass. bottled on 6/4/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, cracker, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of bright citrus/piney hops, blood orange, and pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, cracker, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness and slight fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange peel, pine, honey, cracker, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/piney hops, blood orange, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp/sticky, and slightly acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent fruited pale ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/piney hops, blood orange, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy medium honey orange in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation swirling around in the glass, light amounts of tiny particles of sediment in suspension, and faint golden yellow + copper highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy beige head that reduces to a thick layer covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus/orange zest, citrus/orange, and tropical/mango/pineapple hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of caramel + grainy malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of lightly sweet caramel and grainy malts with a hint of honey. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of citrus/orange, citrus/orange zest, and tropical/mango/pineapple hops which impart a light to moderate amount of bitterness which lingers for a short while.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp upfront with a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Very fruity/citrusy in the hop profile as well as the addition of blood orange makes this a very refreshing and easy to drink APA - almost hoppy enough to be an IPA but not quite as full in the body. Alcohol is very well hidden as this almost seems like a sessionable brew, though I'm guessing that could get you into some trouble. Definitely worth grabbing, hope it becomes a regular for Lagunitas.

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4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lagunitas Brewing Company "CitruSinensis"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, coded "086 8 2 2731 2046"
$2.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: What a horrible hot and humid day it is here. Mucky is the word. My clothes are sticking to me and a bead of sweat just ran down my back and straight through my ass crack. I feel like I'm in New Orleans. Hopefully this CitruSinensis will bring me some relief. It's a clear deep gold except for the sediment floating around. It doesn't appear to be yeast, and might in fact be fruit pulp but I don't know. It doesn't hurt the appearance though, and in fact gives it an interesting quality. It looks beautiful, and the creamy cap of bright white foam above it doesn't hurt either. In the nose it's citrus-hoppy. It's pretty bright without being overwhelming - nice. I'd guess all of the usual suspects, Amarillo, Citra, maybe Cascade,and maybe Mandarina Bavaria. Who knows, and who cares? It's nice. On to the flavor... more of the same but with a bit of a sweet edge from the malt, and a touch of acidity. It finishes dry, citrusy, hoppy, and firmly bitter. Wow, I just noticed this is 7.5% ABV, it doesn't seem like it. I don't particularly notice any wheat to the malt, it's just a straightforward golden maltiness. Nor do I detect any blood orange juice specifically (it's listed on the label), but it's got some definite orange to it, but also some other fruitiness as well... some mild grapefruit, apple, berry... I'm not sure. Wow, it's really nice, and it does seem to be hitting the spot. The glass has beautiful lacing left behind, and I've still got some foam on the surface, it's broken and thin, but more than just a collar. In the mouth it's medium-light in body, or at least it appears to be, perhaps because of the light acidity. A delicate crispness livens it as well. Overall, this is one of the best summer beers I've ever had. It's not just fruity, but hoppy as well. It's very nicely rounded and balanced even at 7.5% which is pretty amazing. Man I wish I'd bought more of these. This is the perfect beer for a summer party when everyone else is drinking crap and you've got a sixer of these stashed in a cooler in the trunk of your car. Excellent! Worth seeking out.
Review# 5,986

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3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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