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Loakal Red - The Bruery

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very good

477 Ratings
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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 22
Gots: 69 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 09-25-2010)
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Ratings: 477 | Reviews: 122 | Display Reviews Only:
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

jenray, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a a FFF pint glass from a 750ml bottle.

A - Pours a nice dark amber almost light brown color with a nice thick and frothy 2 inch head. The head is a slight ecru/off-white color with some extremely creamy and dense bubbles. The head last forever with some nice sticky lacing. (4.0)

S - Delicious slightly resiny hops with some mild Centennial citrusness. That is then mostly enveloped by some nice sweet slight caramel malts. Awesome balance of caramel sweetness and resin filled grassy hops. Very nice nose. Pretty typical of a Amber Ale but with really well crafted. (4.0)

T & M - Starts off with some nice caramel sweetness followed by some grassy, almost hemp like hops. Very similar to the nose. There is definitely some nice woody oak characters in the background of the malt and hop notes. There is some nice slight caramel mixed in with some citrus and hop resin. SLightly piney. The wood adds different more earthy dimension to this brew and style. There is also a pretty nice malt and fresh bread backbone. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing but with a lot of flavor. Pretty solid offering. (4.0) (4.0)

O - Overall I really enjoy Red Ales with this much flavor. I feel like CA does a good job producing ales of this type. See Hop Head Red by Green Flash. Very flavorful and well crafted. Delicious. (4.0)

JoEBoBpr, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

01Ryan10, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

JohnPhillippi, Dec 03, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

jlb502, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

ksherry112, Nov 29, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

pperez38, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

arjaygee, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

cadaugherty, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

GarrettB714, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

djrn2, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

GRG1313, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

Exiled, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

SMM0606, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

Goldstar81, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

lcmir23, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

bob727, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

Callmecoon, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

brown color with a good amount of cloudiness and haze to it. Not much in the way of a head reaching up through it at all, in fact it was rather lifeless on the first pour, though the second got a bit better. Nice side glass lacing towards then end and some moderate carbonation coming up through it.

The aroma was sweet, nice touches of caramel malts and an almost candy like sweetness that was wrapped up nicely in a bit of a grassy, earthy, hop like nose. The flavor was more of the same, but I have to admit I am impressed here with this. Lots of alcohol in the flavor here, a bit of a hotness that I have not seen in the rest of the their beers. Lots of grainy malts, touches of light caramel and a mostly understated hop flavo

mikesgroove, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

Rckmo10, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

Jstark5150, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of AgentZero
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Brown colored beer with some red highlights. Pretty big, tan-colored head with a lot of stick and lace on the side.

S - Nice and unexpected hops presense in this red. Decent oak, nice malt backbone, great smelling beer.

T - Really like this beer. Nice caramel malt presence with a bit of wood and vanilla. Hops are presence, but slightly muted. Great flavors if you like a hoppy take on a red.

M - Medium bodied, good carbonation.

O - Great beer, wish they would throw this into 4 or 6 packs so I could drink it regularly. I guess it's a bit of a process to make it unfortunately, as I'd love to drink a lot of this.

AgentZero, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

randomdanger, Nov 18, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

ineva, Nov 18, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Skunkdrool, Nov 17, 2011
Loakal Red from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.