CitruSinensis (OneHitter Series) | Lagunitas Brewing Company

CitruSinensis (OneHitter Series)CitruSinensis (OneHitter Series)
BA SCORE
4.06/5
1,465 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:
#2,579
Reviews:
291
Ratings:
1,465
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
3.89
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
284
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,465 |  Reviews: 291
Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBucks
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tiernan
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScaryEd
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
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 just...orange. 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 jdell15
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmg480
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheOakKing
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ffshore545
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of khargro2
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ultra-Plinian
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of danimal_IAC_805
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.12/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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

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

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

Photo of terence
4.71/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of huide3
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ahypercube
4.64/5  rDev +14.3%
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 +4.9%
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 +10.6%
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 Urk1127
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of secondtooth
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
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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CitruSinensis (OneHitter Series) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 1,465 ratings
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