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SF Fusion 27 | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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90 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by 1759Girl on 02-15-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,575
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
90
pDev:
8.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 16
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3.21/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at First Street Alehouse in Livermore.

Color borders on orange. Very limited head. I think all the hops killed it.

Aroma was almost non-existent. Lagunitas makes hops bombs, not complaining, but this had no aroma.

Shocked by massive hop flavor. Extreme citrus. I'm still burping pineapple. It's difficult to balance a 9.3% beer to the hops insteAd of malt, but the geniuses at Lagunitas figured it out. Beer is light bodied considering the ABV.

Mouthfeel is light considering the ABV. I could use more body in this beer. I love the massive, citrus hops, but I would like more backing it up.

Drinkability is great for a 9.3% beer. Could be dangerous.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange and peach color, leaves itself very hazy, thin white head. Aroma of hops. Lagunitas? No way. Hops smelled wetter, was expecting more of a belgian yeast vibe given the previous fusion quests, but this took on more of a green hop vibe, leading me to believe this may in fact be why the beer took on a bit of a hazy appearance. Wasn't massive in the nose though, just kinda simplistic.

Pretty sticky, bitter beer. Kind of made me think of the old oast ales made with hop oil, like hashish at times. Pineapply sweetness to it. Kinda reminiscient of FW's Double Jack.

Not a bad effort by any means, just haven't had any of these fusion beers I would run out to buy, I still think, for the best Lagunitas hop assault for your money, stick with Hop Stoopid, Lagunitas Sucks, Dogtown Pale Ale etc. . .

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.57/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.58/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful orange color, turbidity, thin, 1/4" white head. Hops. Plenty green. Wasn't gigantic or anything.

Bitter, sticky, resinous, got some sweetness running through it. Once again, its a neat beer, but its gotta be pretty hard to break into the regular Lagunitas hoppy lineup. So many excellent ones, it makes these one off stabs that are merely pretty good seem destined to only be experiments. . .

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3.67/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On Tap at Toronado SF

Heard good things about this beer throughout the last few weeks for SF Beer week and Strong Beer Month. Was excited to try it.

A - Dark copper in color, slight reddish tint. Different and darker from your typical WC IIPAs. Looked OK. Decent lacing throughout the glass.

S - Earthy and bitter smelling. Tons of hops. On the board it says "SF Fusion Hop High IPA." Smells highly hopped. Dark Pineapple and citrus twisted with earthy and leafy bitterness in the nose. Smells like a HUGE IPA and powerful dank notes arise from a swirl of the glass.

T - Wow. I immediately started wondering if this was a Lagunitas attempt at a TIPA. I had no idea the ABV while drinking it but it tasted like a Over Hopped double or TIPA. Taste matches nose exactly. This one was very bitter. Great for hop heads but the bitterness would have been a huge turn off for a novice to hops. As this beer warms, sweet malts come out which I found off putting and took away from the citrus.

M - It's a big resinous bitter IPA. Tastes every bit a 9+% DIPA
A sipper for sure.

D - Wouldn't order another. One pint was enough. Not highly drinkable as there are countless other 9+% DIPAs available easier drinking than this beer. But hey, maybe that's what Lagunitas was going for here.

I was a bit let down by this beer. Great to have tried it but will not be ordering again I don't believe.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Lagunitas Brewery.

Appearance- gold color, thin head

Smell- floral hops

Taste- floral hops

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought it was very good. I would love to have more of it but I'm not sure if they only have it there or what. Either way I would love to have it again.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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SF Fusion 27 from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 90 ratings
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