Friday, July 3, 2015
Lagunitas Brewing Company CitruSinensis Pale Ale - Ale Brewed With Natural Blood Orange Juice
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Lagunitas Brewing Company CitruSinensis Pale Ale - Ale Brewed With Natural Blood Orange Juice. I picked up a six pack of this gem at Santa Clara Liquors (here). If you get a chance, head in there and tell ‘em that Mark from NorCal Beer Blog sent you. You’ll be glad you did – they have an incredible selection!
From the Lagunitas Brewing Company website: “We took some fresh Sanguinello Blood oranges, juiced 'em, concentrated that juice (without heat) and threw it into a wheatier version of our New Dogtown Pale Ale. The end result? A refreshingly hopped pale-ish ale with a huge citrus burst!”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a clear light orange color with a white head and soapy lacing.
Aroma: Fresh and sweet blood oranges, tropical and other citrus hops, pale and bready malt notes.
Taste: Sweet blood oranges, citrus, tropical and a touch of pine hops, pale and bready malts, slight toasted and cracker malt notes.
Overall: Crisp and juicy, Lagunitas Brewing Company CitruSinensis Pale Ale is excellent. This 7.9% ABV offering hides the ABV extremely well. If you can still find some, pick some up. Truly tasty!
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