Lost Dog - Napa Smith Brewery
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Reviews by beagle75:
2.78/5 rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Draft service into a shaker pint glass at the Yard House in Irvine.
A: Slightly hazy, medium amber color with one finger of persistent off-white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.
S: Very mild estery mixed fruit that smells like a diluted fruit punch, occasionally yielding something unpleasant that is akin to stomach acid.
T: Begins sweet, with estery toffee and faint roasted grain. Flavors turn earthy and also dry out a little in the middle, though still not able to shake the cloying impression of sweet fruit. The finish is mild and tea-like, with the most well-integrated flavors of the entire experience.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, mostly wet on the palate with some syrupy stickiness, and with low carbonation.
D: What a surprising recent addition to the rather static beer menu at the local Yard House; even so, this beer doesn't do a whole lot to further Napa Smith's level of brand recognition with the general public (or anyone, really.) It has a few elements that are interesting and important to the English pale ale style, but the combination here is discordant and a little hard to drink.
Serving type: on-tap
04-15-2011 15:07:23 | More by beagle75
More User Reviews:
3.46/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)
Napa Smith Brewery's Lost Dog Red Ale: Appearance: clear reddish amber; Smell: slight hop, slight malt; Taste/Mouthfeel: slightly hoppier than pale ale; bit of pine; pretty good.
Poured into a pint glass.
Serving type: bottle
08-31-2013 06:56:45 | More by TruePerception
3.63/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
DATE TASTED: August 22, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Victory Hop Devil nonick... OCCASION: last night of camp thoughts--a good eight weeks...APPEARANCE: handsome reddish-brown body supports a thick off-white head that laces reasonably well; subtle bubbles... AROMA: sweet caramel and cinnamon; hops are light and aromatic--suggestive of soft pine; malts lend a Scottish allure...PALATE: like a brown ale, beginning with a solid malty backbone; hops tickle the teeth, but the malt holds the trump in the profile...TASTE: significant warming aftertaste; medium-bodied, almost an IPA; the alcohol is palpable... OVERALL: an intriguing purchase that may not live up to its bomber status; rounded enough to be a thought on St. Patty's day, but not powerful or substantial enough to demand attention on a non-holiday night; not much of a summer beer either; still, not without its merits or usefulness...
Serving type: bottle
08-30-2013 03:31:52 | More by dacrza1
Lost Dog from Napa Smith Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.