In this beer blog,we are going to get into one of the beers from One Hit Wonders series from Lagunitas Brewery. It is their Citrusinensis Pale Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this West Coast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery. Let us get into this pale ale.
It has clear golden color with a white constant head. The white head has big bubbles. The aroma has a citrus to blood orange notes. The taste has a citrus to orange juice notes. The aftertaste has a orange juice finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.lagunitas.com):
CitruSinensis Pale Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company
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!
The man bent over his guitar, a shearsman of sorts. The day was green. They said, ‘You have a blue guitar, you do not play things as they are.’ The man replied, ‘Things as they are / Are changed upon the blue guitar.’ And they said then, ‘But play, you must, a tune beyond us, yet ourselves, a tune upon the blue guitar of things exactly as they are.’ He sighs, I cannot bring a world quite round, although I patch it as I can. I sing a hero’s head, large eye and bearded bronze, but not a man, although I patch him as I can and reach through him almost to man. If to serenade almost to man is to miss, by that, things as they are, say it is the serenade of a man that plays a blue guitar…” These, the words of the Conjurer-in-Chief; Wallace Stevens, describe in perfect detail the work of a brewer as he sits to write a new recipe. Perfection is the goal, to fill a desire for a perfect beer. Yet the instrument of his mind and that of the brewhouse and yeast are the fallible tools at hand. And so he patches it as he can. A little hop here, a little citrus there, a yeast to marry the two, the worthy substrate of reality calling the key and time signature. The beer that comes will be the beer we drink, the beer whose story we will tell here. The brewer does what he can and imagines a world quite round. Conjurer-in-Chief Stevens concludes; “Exceeding music must take the place of empty heaven and its hymns.” What does it all have to do with beer?
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In the end, I believe this craft brewery has not put out a bad beer. They are like Tesla, who is a metal back from the 1980’s and current. This band did not put out a bad record. This is an awesome beer. This beer is part of One Hit Wonder series. This beer is made once and it is gone. It has a nice balance and I wish this beer was around a little longer or makes a come back. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser