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Fusion VIII | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by AgentMunky on 06-18-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2
Ratings:
19
Avg:
3.26
pDev:
15.03%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 19
Photo of AgentMunky
3.24/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a mason jar at the brewery.

A: Deep mahogany brown. Light head. Opaque. Good lacing.

S: Blank. Hoppy? Boring.

T: Fruity-good-plain. Thick, carbonated, and light. Thin finish, lightly hopped, moderately bitter.

M: Carbonated. Hopped. Decent.

O: I don't particularly recommend it. I won't have again. An interesting beer, but a poor Black IPA.

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Photo of Chaney
3.06/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on-tap at the Vienna Whole Foods.

A: Poured a dark, nearly black color (or lack of) with a whispy, 1/3 finger head that was only a couple shades lighter than the liquid below it.

S: More char than hops, however, I did get a whiff of Lagunitas hop profile.

T: Almost as if someone mixed "Lagunitas Sucks" with Guiness Draught. This simply didn't work. Ridiculously bitter, but not in a pleasant way.

M: The carbonation was fine and the lacing was substantial. Still... bitter, bitter, BITTER!

O: Admittedly, the Black IPA is a tough sell for me. However, I've had some great ones here lately, but this is DEFINITELY not one of them.

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Fusion VIII from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.26 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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