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Lost Dog - Napa Smith Brewery

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191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.62%
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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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

12-18-2012 03:57:13 | More by rowyn
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with a small head of off-white foam on top of a lightly hazy, amber-brown body. The foam settles quickly and leaves decent lace on the glass.

S - An aroma of caramel, toffee, and some pine hop notes.

T - Toffee and toasted malt up front with some tart grainy notes. Musty pine hops come out in the middle with a finish of old hops, moderate bitterness, and lingering semi sour brown malt.

M - Medium body, moderately low carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - The aroma is relatively promising, but the flavor is bland and muddy with a poor finish. Just not something that inspires me to want another.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 03:15:52 | More by nickfl
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2.18/5  rDev -35.3%
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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Poured a murky amber, with a good finger and a 1/2 worth of head that settles to a thin layer with lots of wonderful lacing from start to finish.

S: This one starts out with the normal Red Ale smells... Sweet malt, with a touch of caramel, toffee and a little hint of biscuits. Then there is a pretty strong amount of citrus hops floating around... Smells different but very good.

T: Start with the basic Red Ale style... Sweet caramel malt with a little toffee mixed in... then the hops really kick in and over takes some of the malt. Aftertaste still carries the hoppiness.

M: Medium body, smooth, a little low on carbonation. ABV is pretty well hidden.

O: Not a bad beer at all, just a little different twist to the Red Ale than I was expecting, worth looking for.

Serving type: bottle

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3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber. No date.

A - Very slightly hazy pure, bright amber with moderate, quickly falling white head. Moderate carbonation is apparent.

S - Very faint aroma. Subtle caramel with very apricot esters.

T - Strong initial caramel and apricot yields to deeper toffee and brown sugar. Finish is relatively sweet for a west coast beer. Slight roasty note at the end.

M - Medium body with medium-high carbonation.

O - A good red beer; could be a bit fresher.

Serving type: bottle

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3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There are a ton of malts on this one. I'll go ahead and say too many, as the sweet tones really hit me as almost barleywine like. Which is odd. Doesn't really give me the character I'd like to be seeing for the style and travels well beyond the acceptable parameters. So much so that I don't even know what they were trying with this one. Drinkable, but undefinable; at least, it's certainly not an amber.

Serving type: bottle

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3.1/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On draught at burgar bar, lost dog is auburn with a small off-white head leaving scattered lace.

Smell is malty, a little earthy herbalness.

Taste is pretty muted and generic as well, there a touch of sweetness from the malt, a decent bitterness on the finish

Mouthfeel is dry, fairly crisp.

Drinkability is meh. It's well executed, clean, smooth, and balanced, but to a fault, as it lacks character. I bumped the overall tto just above average, as a nod top the brewers skills, but the design is not for me.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2012 20:02:53 | More by ccrida
Lost Dog from Napa Smith Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.