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Lost Dog - Napa Smith Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
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193 Ratings
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 16.86%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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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MPSTARR

Florida

1/5  rDev -70.4%

06-13-2013 01:53:46 | More by MPSTARR
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cherche

Washington

1.5/5  rDev -55.6%

10-21-2013 18:56:58 | More by cherche
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mikalveli


2/5  rDev -40.8%

04-11-2012 21:46:48 | More by mikalveli
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Danny1217

Florida

2/5  rDev -40.8%

03-18-2012 19:33:36 | More by Danny1217
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McBraniel

Virginia

2/5  rDev -40.8%

01-30-2012 01:53:34 | More by McBraniel
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robuess

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -40.8%

01-14-2012 14:23:00 | More by robuess
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

2.18/5  rDev -35.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 00:15:54 | More by WastingFreetime
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bobhits

Kentucky

2.23/5  rDev -34%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 00:29:04 | More by bobhits
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

12-19-2012 21:10:42 | More by grahamboudreaux
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mikechance

California

2.3/5  rDev -32%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2011 02:13:52 | More by mikechance
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ZenAgnostic

Texas

2.3/5  rDev -32%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 03:15:04 | More by ZenAgnostic
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velmalikevelvet

California

2.42/5  rDev -28.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2010 21:33:09 | More by velmalikevelvet
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MrConnor

Illinois

2.48/5  rDev -26.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2011 02:22:51 | More by MrConnor
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scottiethebody

California

2.5/5  rDev -26%

11-23-2012 19:57:18 | More by scottiethebody
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nach0king

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -26%
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...

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 02:00:29 | More by nach0king
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spedprof

West Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -26%

04-06-2013 01:15:15 | More by spedprof
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ATPete

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -26%

01-13-2012 02:08:05 | More by ATPete
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GRG1313

California

2.63/5  rDev -22.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2009 06:45:13 | More by GRG1313
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cyrushire

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

11-20-2013 19:38:10 | More by cyrushire
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JTomczak

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

08-07-2013 05:54:34 | More by JTomczak
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kizyle

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

08-03-2012 17:14:49 | More by kizyle
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VinsanityDiesel

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

08-12-2013 16:48:07 | More by VinsanityDiesel
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jburd19

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

05-20-2013 17:51:51 | More by jburd19
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cheefdaddy1

Mississippi

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

04-25-2013 21:45:21 | More by cheefdaddy1
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montag30

New York

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

02-20-2013 02:29:31 | More by montag30
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Lost Dog from Napa Smith Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.