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Ratings: 2,508
Reviews: 867
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 54
Gots: 316 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2002

35 IBU
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Ratings: 2,508 | Reviews: 867
Reviews by bboven:
Photo of bboven
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep clear copper body with little head, but what's there does leave a little lacing.

Grassy, citrusy hops balance very well with a rich caramel malt.

Taste is a bit sweet and metallic, great hop punch throughout for balance though. Warming alcohol.

Crisp, highly carbonated, very drying.

In a word, balanced. This is a great example of a hoppy version of the style that doesn't go overboard in any one area.

More User Reviews:
Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As the label proclaims this has a rich copper hue and a stiff thick head of off white foam. There's a large number of carbonation bubbles that course through the body that weakens the appearance.

The nose is a malt bomb. Molasses, maple, tea leaves, even prune, date and raisin all come to the surface.

The flavor reminds me of figs, with sorghum and caramel malt. I get a bit of molasses and maple with a back of pecans.

The feel is quite thick, very smooth with a bitter after taste.

Very unorthodox in its approach this copper ale is nicely diverse and quite flavorful.

Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has no visible signs of carbonation. It poured with an off white head that died down leaving some lacing on the surface and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are sweet aromas of caramel in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has notes of caramel and toasted malts in the flavor along with hints of sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is easy to drink and goes down rather smoothly.

Photo of Mortarforker
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Great beer,well balanced and easy drinkin'.CHEERS!

Photo of oberon
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like the bottle says pours a rich copper color with an slightly off white head that sticks around for quite awhile I was also suprised by the higher carbonation level wich I wasn expecting.Wow alot of difeerent melding aromas going on somecaramel and butter toffee with a nice underlying piney hop that made this very delectable on the nose.The taste is big and sweet up front but man do the hops come in to dry this out just enough to make a perfect balance,caramel and roasted nuts turn into pine and grapefruit in the finish.Now this was a joy to drink complex and flavorful,I will buy again in the future.

Photo of RoyalT
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – It’s copper all right. The dark brownish-orange coloring looks just like a copper pipe. The head was nice but went down rather quickly. It did leave a little lacing though, so all is well.

Smell – Nice orange rind hops are complimented by floral scents and a light sweetness.

Taste – The hop flavor is sharp yet not over-the-top. It’s a wonderful mix of different types of hop flavors. The pine taste is big as well. It ends very dry and hoppy, but not bitter. This is good stuff.

Mouthfeel – Almost no carbonation and very dry. Not a hint of the 7.7 ABV.

Drinkability – I could easily get trashed on this stuff. It went down extremely well and failed to warn of the rather hefty ABV.

Photo of explosivebeer
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer has a great amber color and is very clear. It has a healthy head, mild aroma, and great initial taste. A solid mouth feel with moderate sweetness and only a hint of hops finishes it nicely. It was much better than other Lagunitas offerings I've tried. I'll definitely have it again.

Photo of JMD71
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. This was my first beer by Lagunitas Brewing Co. & it was a pleasant experience. I found it had a good amount of malty sweetness along with a nice hoppy finish which lent to a well balanced beer. A wonderful copper color, as well. I would definitely buy this beer again, & would also be interested in some of the other Lagunitas beers.

Photo of Dmann
4.11/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is one that I have been wanting to try for awhile and I just got around to it. The beer poured a nice burnt orange/copper color with a decent white head that settled into a small layer of head that left great spider web lace down the glass. The smell did not impress that much, with a pretty earthy malt scent and not much else. The taste is quite simple with a great malt profile, not much in the way of hops but the malt is not overly sweet so it tends to balance out. Slight carmel notes in the flavor as well. The mouthfeel is excelent on this one though, very smoothe and crisp and very drinkable. The 7.7% cannot be tasted at all but can for sure be felt so I think this one would make a very good session beer by flavor but the session would not last that long! Good stuff though.

Photo of blackearth
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from Three Cellars in Franklin, WI. Pours a bright, clear copper color with no head to speak of. Aroma of bready malts and sweet toffee. Medium bodied and fairly smooth with subtle carbonation. Sweet flavor with barely a hint of hop bitterness in the finish. I wouldn't call it balanced, but it is very good if you like sweeter ales.

Photo of blitz134
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

As expected for a strong ale, copper/caramel color. Half inch off white head, reduced to a thin layer of bubbles.

Light aroma in my opinion. Mostly hops though consisting of all kinds of aromas. A little floral mainly but has some herbal characteristics as well. Sweet bread and a touch of caramel malts come through as well. Just not as complex as other strongs I've had.

Fairly bitter brew and it is noticable as soon as it hits the tongue. Resiny and herbal hops. A touch of bread malts show though. A little too much hops for the style for me, not quite enough malty characteristics. Tastes a lot like an IPA really. One high point though is that it hides the alcohol very well.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin, pushing medium bodied, but I'd expect a bit more body. Has a fair amount of carbonation which gives it a crisp feel.

Decent drinkability overall as an IPA, as a strong ale falls short compared to others out there. Decent flavor with lots of hops, and goes down really easy. This is a decent beer, but falls short within the style.

Photo of nickadams2
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A_Copper with a slight reddish tint. Small white head with little lacing.

S_Floral hops and sweet malt.

T_Sweet malt,caramel and floral hops. A malt forward red with a hefty addition of hops for back up. Sweet and semi bitter. Nicely balanced with a little spice.

M_Medium bodied and creamy.

D_Very drinkable. One of my favorites of the style.

Photo of NWer
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Updated review:
12 oz bottle poured into a Weizen glass.
A - Dark copper body with coppery head retains well. Nice lace.

S - Unable to pick out anything significant.

T - Wonderfully smooth. Nice clean caramel taste.

M - Smooth, malty feel, kind of tart.

D - Very drinkable. A nice break from my usual hop forward preferences allowing my mouth to recover. Good to relax with.

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a nice copper color with an off-white head but a huge amount of floating chunks of yeast. Not at all appealing.
Aroma is big on toffee and caramel notes.
Tastes pretty good. Biscuits and toffee with a nice bitter bite at the end.
Mouthfeel is medium and fairly well carbonated.
Not bad but the floaties were not pleasant. Won't buy again.

Photo of andyfrancis
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reddish copper with a thin head. Roasty malt on the nose, a little chocolate, cherry perhaps. Sweet, but not overpowering. Nice flavor. Malt lingers and dances on your tongue.

Nicely complemented by some Achadinha Capricious aged goat cheese. Makes for a great Petaluma 1-2 punch.

Photo of Beaver13
3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lagunitas' "Censored" pours a glowing hazy copper with a fizzy light tan head that quickly goes to a thin film. Very nice looking.

Its aroma is caramel malts, buttery toffee and a little bitterness and fruitiness.

The flavor is buttery toffee and caramel initially with a fruity and piney hop bite at the finish. An interesting mix of flavors. It has a smooth and lively palate.

Overall, an interesting beer. It's different from anything else I've had. I'm not quite sure if I really like it or not.

Photo of shapudding
4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No dating, but purchased 2005 in PA- so should be this years...
Clear and light chestnut, some carbonation seen rising with just a tad of khaki head in a dusting and thick ring. Caramelly, molassess, buttery and sugar... Very nice and heavy/thick/chewy aroma. Very full mouthfeel. Smooth and sikly, the carbonation is just barely noticeable, just feels like it gently comes to life in your mouth with touch of foam. Bite of hoppy pepperyness with a bit of caramel malt flavor, nice darkened toast taste with grapefruit rind. Flavors are left in your mouth at the end of the sip for a good while. Catching a bit of fruityness -bit of orange peel -maybe clementines- in the flavor. Very drinkable, nice session, a lot of good flavor and feel without being too intense too compete with a good meal.

Photo of SAxDRC5
2.38/5  rDev -36%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

appearance: copper colored. fairly small head, quickly recedes to a nice lace

smell: sweet with fairly strong hops scent.

taste: very sweet, then bitter and hoppy. not as balanced between sweet and bitter as i would have liked. very slight caramel malt after-taste.

mouthfeel: light carbonation. slight alcohol feeling

drinkability: pretty drinkable. not as balanced as i was hoping for after reading other reviews. I probably won't buy it again but if i did i could have quite a few in one sitting.

Photo of Duster72
4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a clear red-amber with a one finger off white head that dissipates quickly but leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is sweet malts and brown sugar. Taste is sweet carmel malts and brown sugar with the perfect blend of hops to keep it from being too sweet. Remarkable. Creamy and moderately thick mouthfeel is extremely nice. Infinitely drinkable. A real pleasure and probably the best american red beer I have had to this point.

Photo of mikechance
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had no expectations for this beer. The name and description didn't provide much for me. It pours to a nice amber color and half inch head. I definitely pick up heavy malt scents including caramel and fig. It has a very smooth malty taste. It has just a bitter aftertaste. For a hophead it’s a very good beer but different than my normal style. Another example of why Lagunitas is one of the best, yet underappreciated breweries in America.

Photo of merlin48
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This pours a deep orange amber body with a sticky, one finger beige head. Excellent head retention and a generous amount of thick patchy lace adorns the glass.
Aroma has a strong malt profile that is bready, with molasses, brown sugar, toffee, and dark fruits. Some orange blossom citrus hoppiness manages to pierce through the malty veil and lend a bit of hop balance to the nose.
Surprisingly light bodied in the mouth for such a full strength brew, but the carbonation is smooth and ideal.
The taste kicks off with a presence of toffee, grapefruit, and apple cider. Plenty of maltiness is apparent in the taste, but the hops become more assertive as this ale reaches room temperature. Some grapefruit rind, lemon, and grassiness lend an excellent hops balance to the malt backbone as this warms. The finish has more grapefruit than toffee and caramel maltiness.
Very well balanced, overall, and dangerously drinkable. The abv is cleverly disguised. An excellent American strong ale.

Photo of Billolick
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, w/o freshness dating. Pours a rich orangy amber. Not much head/carbonation. White bubble film is moderatly long lasting and just a touch of lacing is left behind. Oakey,whiskey nose. This is a malty strong ale. Well developed malty base, mellow hops well in the background. Finishes with a crisp and refreshing snap of more malt and a touch of alcohol warmth. Could use some more hop crunch IMHO.

Photo of badbeer
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy copper color with a quickly receding white head, leaving bits of lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel-like with a touch of floral hops. Taste gives a trace of toffee, plenty of caramel sweetness that lingers, accompanied by just about the right amount of hops. Medium body and soft, yet higher carbonation. The numbers in my review do not fully match my opinion of this beer. Taste is higher than 4, but not quite a 4.5. This is one that I think I may be picking up more regularly. Well played, Lagunitas.

Photo of Motleydrunk56
4/5  rDev +7.5%

12 oz Bottle. Slight smell of grapefruit maybe slight Lemon and of course Hops.Taste is a fairly smooth beer with a 6.7ABV.I just can`t say enough about Lagunitas products.They consistently put out quality beer at a great price.Give this a try it rocks.Not as good as there Imperial Red but still pretty good.

Photo of mattster
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opened 12 fl oz bottle, poured into Nonic glass.

Pours a low head that dissipates quickly. Brew is a copper brown/cola colored ale that is clear.

Smell is of dark malts, slight fruit. Taste of caramel malts, slight hoppyness. Very smooth on the palate with a nice finish. Quite well balanced. I'd enjoy finishing another couple of these.

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