Fusion VII | Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
82.1%
Liked This Beer
4.07 w/ 95 ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JizackFH on 10-05-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
95
Liked:
78
Avg:
4.07/5
pDev:
10.81%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On-tap 11/19/2011 at Julian’s in Providence, RI, served in a tulip glass.

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

S: The aroma contains floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong but not over-powering hops presence. Then a big sweetness comes in from flavors of citrus and caramel. The malt character is hearty and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

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

O: Very tasty, goes down extremely easily, not too filling, good kick, excellent representation of style, it seems like a toned down version of their Lucky 13 Mondo which I liked quite a bit. This is a very nice beer to drink for a whole evening.

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4.6/5  rDev +13%

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4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Had a pint of this at Mill Valley Beerworks. Great place.

A - Very pleasant copper color, very impressive head retention. Kept a thin layer of foam through the ENTIRE time. Thick and creamy lacing left an imprint of off-white bubbles at every gulp. Nice.

S - great hop aroma that was consistent throughout. Pretty impressive how the smell of the hops pervaded with every sip.

T - great hop forward taste. Classic American hops. I experienced this beer as a more refined Hop Stoopid, and without the dried apricot presence.

M - smooth and creamy.

O - I have to say I really enjoyed this. Try it if you can!

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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

On tap at Wine 101.

A - hazy orange with a soft cap of dense, white head that has great retention

S - grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit

T - bread, birthday cake, grapefruit, pineapple

M - smooth, medium bodied, well carbonated

This was fantastic. The tropical, citrusy aroma and flavor were spot on. The sweet, cake batter-like malt were a perfect compliment to the very forward hops. I could drink this all day long.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Served a clear copper-orange color with a thick layer of frothy white head atop. The head faded down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma has some nice strong citrus hops with some grassy/piney hops mixed in as well. There is also a bit of lightly roasted caramel malt in the background.

T - Starts off with a nice kick of citrus hops with some good orange flavor and some bitterness. There is a bit of sweet toasted caramel malts as well. Through the middle, more bitterness and some pine/grassy hops come through. A bit more malt as well. The finish is a nice mix of hops and bitterness, with some sweet malts as well.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. It is very smooth with a dry and resiny crisp mouthfeel.

D - Very drinkable. A little big for an IPA, but not quite a DIPA. Nice citrus hop profile all the way through.

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4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A clear iced tea color with a healthy cream colored foam on top and lots of lacing sprawled out on the pint glass walls. The aroma suggests nothing but grapefruit hops with just a wisp of malt. Simple but oh so happy. The taste buds detect more of the grapefruit theme but there is a piney element and even some grassiness. This has mellow grain hidden down deep but the hops dominate despite the obvious drinkability. Medium light bodied with full foamy carbonation and a solid but refreshing feel. I was expecting much less based on previous reviews. This is a sessionable home run!

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Fusion VII from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82.1% out of 100 with 95 ratings
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