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Lost Dog - Napa Smith Brewery

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78
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201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Napa Smith Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Offa on 04-22-2009)
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1/5  rDev -70.6%

MPSTARR, Jun 13, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

cherche, Oct 21, 2013
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

mikalveli, Apr 11, 2012
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

Danny1217, Mar 18, 2012
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

McBraniel, Jan 30, 2012
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

robuess, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
2.18/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes.

Poured out a murky brownish-amber with a flash head and some minor lacing curtains around the edges. Medium body and medium-low levels of carbonation.

Smells mostly of tea-like herbal hopping over a standard sweet caramel malt and just a small amount of citrus peel, tastes of the same but also has a horrid metallic, acrid chalky finish that sticks around in the mouth like an unwanted party guest that just won't leave.

I can't really recommend this one.

WastingFreetime, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of bobhits
2.23/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Crisp clear red body, minimal carbonation, some lacing though. Not much going on in the glass either. Looks like a big red ale but nothing to look at.

A fruity deep malt dominates the nose here. Fruity bready with some hops to finish the aroma off. Almost has a poorly dry hopped aroma or I've just had too many dry hopped red's. Either way the nose is weak and not strong enough imo.

A super deep strong malty beer. I'm used to reds being a touch more on the hoppy side, but this beer uses hops just as a citrus finish to give it a touch of bite, but not allowing them to over power. Bready, marginally toasted and a lot of caramel malt just dominates this beer.

Very heavy beer in the mouth but the carbonation works well to limit the effects. It is still far too thick for a 7% red ale.

The mouth feel and the alcohol really just make this beer hard to drink. What should be a wonderful beer to have 2-3 of turns into a beer that I'm struggling to have one of.

Too much malt. If you're into that then this might work. For me overly malt beers feel heavy and are just hard to drink.

bobhits, Oct 21, 2010
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2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

grahamboudreaux, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of mikechance
2.3/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

In Orlando, FL for a conference this week. I'm stuck with Bud, Coors or a bunch of lagers. I decide to go with the best made craft beer available.

It has a nice malty smell and an attractive hazy autumn color. It has a grainy texture to it I kind of like because it's unique. It taste decent at the beginning, but I find it getting skunkier the more I drink of it. I'm near the end of my second bottle and it's hard to finish. I'm going to need to do something to get rid of the harsh after taste.

The hotel I'm at is charging $8 per bottle! After dropping a quick $18 for two bottles I really wish I could find a local beer store. I wanted to like this beer, but it just doesn't work for me.

mikechance, Jan 15, 2011
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2.3/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. No date.

Appearance - Pours a one finger tan head with low stick and decent retention. Hazy red-brown body.

Smell - Vinegar. Cherries. Dry musky hop.

Taste - Metallic. Acidic. Really dry. Musky hop.

Mouthfeel - Astringent. Dry. Light bodied. Head offers minimal texture.

Overall Drinkability - Not something I ever plan on revisiting.

ZenAgnostic, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of velmalikevelvet
2.42/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into pint glass.

Slightly cloudy burnt orange color, with a small head that disappeared almost immediately leaving little evidence behind. Somewhat unpleasant yeasty smell right off the bat, followed by fruit scent. Taste is mild, more Amber than Red, with an overly fruity flavor. In the mouth it has a slightly 'soapy' texture, thin & watery and only lightly carbonated.

For me, not something I'd drink again; but might appeal to those that like their Reds on the light & fruity side.

velmalikevelvet, Jun 09, 2010
Photo of MrConnor
2.48/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured.. wait for it... red! Reddish/copper hue with decent head- smells malty on the nose immediately with a little bit of hops.

Hops that i smelled on the nose disappear quickly as this beer comes on really strong with sticky, sweet malty flavors. At 7.2%, this beer drinks pretty boozy.

A red ale is just a red ale in my opinion. Not the best style but to begin with, and this brand doesn't do anything special to set itself apart from the rest.

MrConnor, Feb 14, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

scottiethebody, Nov 23, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I wouldn't bring Lost Dog home from the pound again. I'm history's greatest monster.

A: Poured more amber than I expected, with a bubbly head that disappeared fast, slow carbonation and a bit of thickness and body.

S: Smells like breakfast: toast, honey and jam. Oh, and some booze, if you like that kind of thing in the morning.

T: Pretty anonymous to start with, with maybe the slightest bit of malty sweetness before hitting burnt orange at the back.

M: As the look suggests it's pretty thick, but goes down well.

Time to take this one out back with the shotgun...

nach0king, Feb 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

spedprof, Apr 06, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

ATPete, Jan 13, 2012
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2.63/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A medium/dark copper clear copper with a thin white head.

Belgian candi sugar nose. Sweet carmel/cotton candy nose.

Mouthfeel is actually pleasant with a "half and half" creaminess to it.

Unfortunately, while it feels nice in your mouth there is "not much there." Non-descript light flavors; thin, weak unassertive flavors/character. Perhaps some light malt, a bit of sour unbalanced fruit.

Has a nice bitter finish that then goes to the sourish fruit. Beer is "so-so;"

Very classy label on the bottle however, if you go for that sort of thing.

GRG1313, Nov 28, 2009
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

cyrushire, Nov 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

JTomczak, Aug 07, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

kizyle, Aug 03, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

VinsanityDiesel, Aug 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

jburd19, May 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

cheefdaddy1, Apr 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

montag30, Feb 20, 2013
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Lost Dog from Napa Smith Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.