London Confusion | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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4.03/5
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8 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by drummerdwzp on 03-19-2016

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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
8
pDev:
1.99%
 
 
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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gutbuster
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With the ever illusive experimental "Fusion" series gracing the taplist, its thirty-sixth rendition gives us all the juicy hop glory with which Lagunitas is famed but the flavors are woven together with the recipe of British ale.

Its deep bronze pour is richer than golden but not quite brown. With its creamy white froth prominently on display, its hoppy scent tilts heavily orange-like with the character of jam, tropical fruit, freshly shaven woods and an herbal, tea-like character. Its taste is plump with malt sweetness, carrying a caramel, honey and biscuit-like richness across the early palate.

Though the ale trends drying over the middle, its development isn't as great as IPA. Clinging on to a moderate amount of malt sweetness, a fructose-leading fruit sweetness is redolent with orange blossom, pink grapefruit, and herbal lemon leaf. As its marmalade and poundcake character relaxes, its herbal hop finish soon takes command, bringing a broad and woodsy bitterness that evokes the taste of sun tea, perfume pine shavings and herbal sassafras.

Medium-bodied and off-dry, the beer's balance strives for an even-keel tone, but the hops eventually win out, finishing with citrus and spruce and with the snappy mineral quality of tonic water and suggestions of mint.

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Photo of warpig372
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barczar
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fairly grassy, piney, resiny aroma.

Flavor is citrusy, piney, earthy, with a moderately bitter finish.

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Photo of JonSchwartz
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Growler Grlz, Durham

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Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

White head with good retention and lace. Golden orange color.

Very resiny and sticky with a nice orange and grapefruit citrus profile. Very fruity and zesty. Light bitterness to it. Solid IPA.

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Photo of drummerdwzp
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

London Confusion from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 8 ratings