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Fusion VII | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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4.07/5
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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)

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Added by JizackFH on 10-05-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
95
pDev:
10.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
3
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 34
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This has that Lagunitas tang to it. You know the one I mean? I guess it's proprietary yeast or something. Either way, I wonder if I could pick out a Lagunitas beer on a blind tasting, at this point. Anyways. There are those piney, citric, and salty hop tones to it and a thicker sweet malt base than I would have guessed there'd be. Pretty nice, though it seems a bit unbalanced. Though I say that and I feel like I'm being nit-picky, honestly. Overall, the beer is nice, though I'm not sure if I'd ever go for it again if given the chance. Carbonation seems quite high and bites quite a bit.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Durge
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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Photo of totaro
5/5  rDev +22.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Bludgeon
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really liked this beer. I had it yesterday at BC's Pizza and Beer during happy hour in a 23 oz chilled glass. It had great head and lacing and I loved the flavor more than anything else about it, ok its mouthfeel was pretty awesome too.

This is a very drinkable IPA, I would say so even for folks who aren't all that into IPAs. Wonderful taste but not too bitter with great hoppiness. Infusion is a good word to describe it, it tastes like some of the best IPAs infused together to make an exceptional beer.

The hoppiness is sort of piney not unlike the hoppiness of a General Sherman IPA, this aspect of the beer could also be smelled before taking a sip. Good nose but I could handle stronger, I like very floral powerful hop smelling beers. I would love to find this in 6 packs. I'll keep lookin.

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Photo of socon67
3.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours orange to amber with soapy rings of lacing. Slight carbonation is noted. Clarity is very good.

S - First impression is a citrusy IPA. There is an obvious hop profile that is clearly west coast. Has that telltale pine scent.

T - Taste is less hop foward and more citrusy sweet. Balance is pretty well done. Flavors seem to linger in the mouth.

M - Slick feel, slightly raspy, and medium bodied.

O - I'm indifferent towards this one. It is a solid beer, but other than it toning down the hoppiness for a more citrus-sweet flavor I didn't feel there was much else. Worth trying, but not outstanding.

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3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a clear honey orange with a 1/2 inch foamy tan head that settles to a thin cap. Thin rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of tropical fruit, citrus fruit, and citrus zest. Taste is of citrus fruit (especially orange/tangerine), tropical fruit, and citrus zest on the finish. There is a mild bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice citrus and tropical aromas and flavors.

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3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Birdsall House, Peekskill, NY

Pour clear, a darker shade of almond amber.

Medium tan head, frothy and lasting, and leavingsome fine and high in the glass lacing.

Nose features earthy mint and herbal hops.

Easy drinking, on the balanced side of the IPA world.. Respectable and worth a try, but sorta tame

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Giovacchini
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a "growler" (big mason jar) into a smaller Lagunitas mason jar.

A- dark orange with a thin head.

S- wheat, nice hops aromas, very subtle malt profile.

T- wheatiness, hops, guava, tropical fruits.

M- medium amount of carbonation, with a nice medium bodied mouthfeel.

O- I had this beer on tap at the brewpub and thought it tasted much better than out of a growler. Otherwise it is a solid brew and I will be looking forward to having it again.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of PthPndr
3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass, on tap.

A - Clear amber with a light khaki half fingered head

S - Some wheatiness with big citrus and floral hop aromatics

T - Refreshing citrus hops with some coriander and wheat flavors throughout.

M - Medium body, with medium carbonation

O - Very solid IPA

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Photo of TGS
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Fusion VII from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 95 ratings
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