CitruSinensis (OneHitter Series) | Lagunitas Brewing Company

CitruSinensis (OneHitter Series)CitruSinensis (OneHitter Series)
BA SCORE
88.4%
Liked This Beer
4.06 w/ 1,464 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
Ranking:
#2,561
Reviews:
291
Ratings:
1,464
Liked:
1,294
Avg:
4.06/5
pDev:
8.37%
Alströms:
3.89
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
284
Trade:
0
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Photo of Sammy
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
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 +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djrn2
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
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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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
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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Photo of dmorgan310
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of largadeer
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +1%
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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Photo of Boone757
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oberon
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a nonic a clear slight orange tinged medium golden with a half finger bone white head atop that settles nicely.Sharp citrus notes in the nose,quite zesty.Juicy citric hops up front on the palate with more sharpness in the back end, mildly sweet biscuit dough holds up well to the big citrusy hops.A good mix of sweet juicy and bitter hops here,just enough balance of both.A fine beer.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.1/5  rDev +1%
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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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 8/2/2015 at Natty Greeneā€™s Tavern, in North Attleboro, MA served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains a lot of fruity citrus, piney hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong tangerine citrus flavor that dominates. Then a strong but not over-powering hops presence comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings some balance. The after-taste is citrusy sweet.

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

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

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CitruSinensis (OneHitter Series) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88.4% out of 100 with 1,464 ratings
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