Fillmore Fusion Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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87
very good
38 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by AgentMunky on 01-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
38
Reviews:
13
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
5.72%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 13
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Gold and orange with a touch of cloudiness, this sat with a short head and left plenty of lace.

Citrus and grapefruit are strong in the smell, with a touch of earthy hops and malt in the background. Pine pops up in the taste but light and balanced across malt. The mouthfeel is appropriately light without being thin, and this is highly drinkable.

I do not find too many american pales that I want more of, usually they leave me wanting either something more mellow or a full on IPA. This is an exception, great blend.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle into a tulip

A: Pours a very clear light amber color with two fingers of fluffy white head. Good retention and lacing.

S: The aroma starts out with a touch citrusy hops that are quickly overtaken by earthy and somewhat dank hops. I get a bit of pine as well. A moderate amount of caramel sweetness is also evident.

T: Dank and earthy hops are now front and center, stronger than any other flavor. I also get a bit of spearmint in the hop flavor. Bready malts are way in the background, with very little sweetness. Low bitterness.

M: Medium to light thickness for the style with light carbonation.

O: I'm not a huge fan of the dank hops, though Lagunitas obviously is. The flavor is very clean and crisp and I definitely enjoy it, but I'd prefer a different hop profile.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 2.14.13

A - Pours a clear copper- orange with a two inch off-white foamy head with solid retention.

S - Hoppy citrus, sweet and tropical, and touch of grass.

T - Hop citrus and pine, pretty muted and soft.

D - Good carbonation and a light body.

O - Soft and subtle. Hop focused ale.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Raul is on the beat and during it well. Straight up at the Lagunitas tasting room and sucking on the goody goodies.

Raul's Dodger shirt might not be playing well with the crowd, but Fillmore Pale Ale is. So many times Raulsky has had a Pale Ale that deters between an IPA and what it claims to be on the bottle. But this thang? Straight Pale Ale goodness.

Yep!

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a lightly foggy, glowing honey color. Light head. Very mild lacing. The body really shines.

S-Light nose but what it lacks in intensity it pays back with pleasantries. Light tropical hops. Soft citrus and pineapple. The hops are well balanced by a mixture of cracker and sweet bread.

T-The flavor is also light but tasty. Exotic paler-flesh hop flavors such as apricot and pineapple are backed by clementines. Malt softly supplements the hops.

M-This brew is extremely drinkable. Super-sessionable. My flight of it was gone in an instant. Subtle bitterness.

O/D-Nothing about this beer will blow you away but I love those easy-imbibing APAs that stress hop complexities. Would be a solid six-pack or even a great summer 12-pack. I can only wish right?

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3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Attractive amber-tinged golden in the tall Stella glass. A nice head to start and plenty of frothy lacing. Quite adequate carbonation in the mouth.

Smells quite hoppy, but the taste is not so bitter. Fairly light bodied. Modest fruity flavor with a hint of pear skins. Lots of resiny and piney flavors. Dark undertones of burnt biscuits. Bitter aftertaste wears out its welcome, but IPA enthusiasts will like this one. Foam lasts well in the glass.

A plain but quite quaffable Pale Ale. If it was even a little lower in ABV it would be a great entry in the Utah Supermarket Beer sweepstakes. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Coit Liquor in San Francisco.

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4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a clear plastic cup. Beer pours a dark amber, mostly clear, with two plus fingers of loose bubbly white head. Head laces a decent amount while dissipating quickly. A few bubbles here and there, but not super carbonated.

Nose is pure pine and grapefruit. Not much malt character coming through the hop aromas.

Hop bitterness hits the tongue first, more bitter than expected for an APA, primarily pine and herbal hops, with a touch of grapefruit peel as it warms. Some caramel malt sweetness comes through as you swallow. Lingering pine flavors predominantly.

Light mouth feel with a decent amount of carbonation. Pretty tasty APA and very easy to drink as the initial bitterness is easy to grow acclimated to.

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Fillmore Fusion Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 38 ratings.
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