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:
#2,857
Reviews:
294
Ratings:
1,470
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
3.89
 
 
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3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at THG.

A: Served a clear dark golden with a big foamy off-white head. Very greasy lace left down the glass. Head slowly faded to a thick and lasting collar.
S: Candy nose, tons of blood orange, and there's an almost a strawberry-like note. Smells perfumey and awesome.
T: Fresh and juicy blood orange flavors taste just like I'm eating the fruit. Flavors are complete with bitter blood orange pith taste. Wheat backbone adds a grainy crisp quality to support the juicy and bitter orange. There's a candy-like sweetness in the finish, and blood orange lingers in the aftertaste. Toasted biscuit wheat flavor poke through the citrus.
M: Medium body, slick and greasy hop mouthfeel but light enough to still kinda be a pale ale.
O: An awesome beer. Best blood orange one I've had. Not something I could drink every day, but for what it is, they've completely hit the mark. Super fresh near flawless for what it is.

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3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 4/2/16

A: Medium gold with some hints of light orange - clear with a light chill haze - pours with a medium sized, frothy off-white head, fades to a few wisps and a small collar, leaves minimal lacing

S: Multiple layers of citrus, but also weird - orange and some grapefruit flesh - the addition of blood orange does not really smell like blood orange, it's more like a vaguely sour, lemony weirdness - some pale malts, light bread - definitely would not guess this is above 5%

T: Lots of citrus, hard to distinguish the hops from the blood orange - orange and grapefruit flesh, citrus zest, floral citrus - straight-up under-ripe orange, grapefruits, with a touch of tart lemon and berries - herbal notes and some light, peppery flavors - medium bitterness - light sweetness - pale malts, light bread, booze is not detectable

M: Medium body, smooth, lightly oily, medium carbonation

O: This fails to clear my sinuses... or sinensis... whatever

This is a fresh bottle, so I have to assume that the lightly sour, lightly tart lemon weirdness is intentional. This does not have the juicy orange flesh and raspberry that I expected to taste from blood oranges. It's not bad, but it's not great.

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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.52/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris585
3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Hard one for me. Look is light golden and a little frothy head. Lots of carbonation. Maybe too much. Smell is hops and a little sour notes. Taste: prickly carbonation. Slight alcohol burn. More blood orange flavor than malt or hops. I think this beer has too much non hop bittering flavor for me. Not a fan. Price was more than normal for lagunitas in my area and for this beer I expected more malt which I found hardly none. Some people like the fruit and zing but I think it's too much here. I bought a six pack and it took me two weeks to finish. Not unbearable but not to my Liking for a pale ale. Here's my main gripe: so take a good pale ale you like. Maybe a malt and piney one. Next leave your glass sitting on the deck for a few moments. Next your crazy friend walks by your beer and squeezes a ruby red grapefruit (blood orange) into your beer. And not just a quick squeeze, a five minute bashing. It all sits on top. You taste it over anything else. It doesn't suck, it just made your great beer an ok beer.

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4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

CitruSinensis (OneHitter Series) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 1,470 ratings