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1,933 Ratings
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Ratings: 1933
Reviews: 815
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%


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:
35 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2002)
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magictacosinus

California

3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Contains a big censored label, but what definitely made me want to try it was its advertised "rich copper ale" inside. I dunno, it just sounds like it'd be really warm and good. Or metallic, to some. Or maybe remind us of the horrors of hoarding pennies. Whatever. Let's see how this is!

With a pour, they definitely weren't lying in the description: a copper-reddish tone definitely permeates in the beer, and when poured properly, a 2.5 finger of foam abounds. It takes quite a while to die down, but when it does, the pretty color this remains. Carbonation is pretty light, and there isn't much stickiness or lacing... But I would never guess this at a first glance to be a 6.75 ABV beer. Still, pretty good looking.

Even as this warms up, I've having some difficulty picking out all of the individual flavors. I get a strongish alcoholic sweetness, as well as some notes of honey, some biscuit, caramel infused maltiness, and a little bit of spice and hoppiness to back it all up. Fruity esters resembling orange peel and cider seem to come and go. Pretty mellow after the alcohol whiff settles down, to be honest. A little messy but not bad at all.

The flavor seems to be a partially opposite experience from the aroma, as the malts definitely charge straight ahead to produce a brown sugared biscuit flavor that is pretty warm, wholesome, and satisfying overall. Even when this warms up, these malts, along with the strong sugary backdrop, seem to hold up the fort pretty well and this beer never feels thin or watery as a result. There's a little bit of spiciness that dangles on the tongue after each gulp, but only so much. What is definitely unsurprising is how fast I drank one of these, as the alcohol is NOWHERE to be found no matter what happens. One of these got me pretty tipsy, so I advise caution on how fast you drink them.

Now HERE'S a holiday-esque beer I would be more than happy to buy again. This is a true meat and potatoes amber ale - except for the fact that it has a very strong-yet-hidden alcoholic backbone that can whack unsuspecting drinkers crazy hard if they don't watch it. It's surprisingly balanced nonetheless, and should provide an especially merry time with the holidays coming along.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 06:12:20 | More by magictacosinus
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OldSmaug

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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tbraun1

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3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden, clear amber with nice lacing rings on the glass. Smells are sweet, caramel malts, some fruit from the hops in this brew. Tastes balanced. Nice malt/hop ratio. Biscuity and sweet with just enough hop profile. Mouthfeel is also balanced with some carbonation and fullness. Overall, a pretty decent brew. I would buy it again although there are a few other Lagunitas brews I prefer over this one. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

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A: Deep amber. Even bronze-like. Thin off-white head. Not too much lacing.

S: Very bready and earthy. Mineraly. When cold, you smell the hops more, but as it warms, it brings out the more malty and earthy tones.

T: Less hops than I expected. Quite peaty at first and goes to the dark bready and malt flavors. Slighty abrasive, but in a good way.

M: Medium to light bodied. Light carbonation. Not too bad. Not to heavy on the stomach.

O: Not too bad. A decent offering from my favorite brewery. It's nice to know that they can make something that's not bombarded by hops. Personally, it strongly reminds me of a scotch ale because of the very earthy and peaty tones. For one of my first copper ales, I like it. Definitely recommended.

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