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1,932 Ratings
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Ratings: 1932
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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Jordan

California

4.95/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Lagunitas, synonymous with QUALITY. That's what I am beginning to think. As soon as you break the seel you will smell the love and care in this creation, then soon taste it! While it produces a fantastic malt character, hops will proclaim it's dominance in this brew. Rich in flavor, satisfactorily complex, and quaffable, what more do you want? This unique rendering of the red ale makes for a satisfying drink all-round. Prost!

(Pulled this bottle out of refrigeration 20minutes prior to drinking.)

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2002 02:00:16 | More by Jordan
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BobbyBeerman

Illinois

4.83/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This was my second beer from Lagunitas. I'm becoming a big fan of the label.

A - Pours amber/copper in color, settles quickly to a clear body with a thin, off-white head.

S - Malty caramel comes through. Slight hops. No one major dominating aroma - well balanced.

T - This is a rollercoaster of a beer. Smooth all the way through though. Starts off with the caramel malt, then the citrus hops, then a sweet finish.

M - Well built, not overly carbonated, not overly alcoholic.

D - Good session beer. I liked it and now that I can get it locally I'll be getting more.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2009 03:06:25 | More by BobbyBeerman
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beertaster13

Washington

4.78/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a top notch session beer. Pours a dark copper color with amber hints. The head is off beat tan with great retention. The smell is of lemons and pine, the caramel malts seem well done, the flavors intertwine into a great symphony. The taste is exceptional, with every taste you will pick up flavors. The floral/citrus hops in the taste get attacked right away by deep roasted caramel malts. The flavors are perfect. Perhaps my favorite session beer, goes good with meats.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2004 23:00:25 | More by beertaster13
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JahNoth

New York

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My lord, this is a scary ass tasty beer. I am stunned that the ratings are not higher because it is awesome!!! Pours a beautiful copper color. Rich malty aroma with an orange twang. Lightly sweet malty flavor with some grainy edginess and citric hops to balance. Rich and full body. You would never guess the alcohol content…no wonder they call it the Kronic. Fabulous!

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2004 17:22:27 | More by JahNoth
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WeymouthMike

Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Randomly spotted this one on the shelf the other day and probably wouldn't have noticed it except for the post I read regarding the infamous title of this beer. First impression is wow this could be my new session beer, second impression holy sh!t 7.7% where did they hide it. Appearance is a dark copper with an easy inch of foamy white head, not much in the smell department. Taste and mouthfeel are both great with this one , super malty and smooth, I could probably drink a six pack in an afternoon while watching the red sox.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2006 15:36:47 | More by WeymouthMike
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4.68/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

presented with a deep copper brown pint with a thick 1/8 head with plenty of lacing
smell is sweet malt with a hint of citrus hops
taste is big and malty but very balanced out with pineapple and citrus hops
mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied
drinkability is absolutely wonderful will be looking for this in bottles

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2009 02:25:59 | More by sliverX
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MobBarley

Oregon

4.65/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a coppery red with a warm glow. Ample off-white head leaves nice rings of lace down the glass. The aroma is well balanced, with an abundance of caramel notes asserting itself slightly more than the grapefruit-rind character of the hops. The favor is delectable. "Smooth" hardly begins to describe the silken, buttery quality of the malts. The hops comprise the middle with a piney/citrusy attitude before a decidedly candy-sweet finish that makes me long for the next sip. Mouthfeel is complex and rich without much carbonation to get in the way of a true thrill ride for your senses. Drinkability is fine overall, though the high ABV makes it more of a treat. A delightful beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2004 02:26:51 | More by MobBarley
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Offa

California

4.55/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I've had this on tap and from the bottle many times but only now have I finally had it on cask at Toad in the Hole, Santa Rosa. It is excellent but the cask version is really quite different from the tap or bottle.

Faintly hazy red amber, it has a thin foamy tan top quickly shrinking to a thick foamy ring with some weak but nice lace.

Aroma is simple and not promising, being mostly grapefruit with a little pine and thus quite a simple, basic west coast style.

The taste, however, is quite different. It is mostly lemon, peach, with a spicy-peppery leafiness, some grapefruit, and other hints hard to pin down. It is well balanced in sweetness-bitterness, both noticeable, but tends very slightly to the sweet side. There is quite a bit of character and range of elements married nicely and it is well rounded, yet it is very light. It is zesty and engaging and in the end exceedingly drinkable.

Serving type: cask

04-21-2010 04:22:45 | More by Offa
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sam_bliss

Washington

4.55/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12-ounce bottle into globe glass

This one is copper just like the label says. We'll see if the "rich" of "rich copper-colored ale" holds up as well. The head sits nearly an inch thick. Good retention and lacing as well. The copper color is not perfectly clear, perhaps just because it is somewhat dark and auburn. The smell is minty and has a bit of pineapple, and sour apricot. There are notes that remind me of dental impression material. Roasted beets in the nose become heartier yam and other chewy roots in the front of the mouth. The malts in this one are bready and thick; a bit of roasted malt is present in the middle, while a citrus hoppiness kicks near the end.The mouthfeel is medium and the carbonation refreshingly high. Floral accents flavor a sweet maple and grainy base that leaves a sour but not bitter taste and a bit of syrupy feeling on the roof.

This is a remarkable and unique red ale. The hops are not so grapefruit-dominated but instead much more subtle and complex. I'd like to know what sort of yeast was used, the sour esters and bit of licorice taste make this so tasty. And that is from someone who is no Amber fan.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 03:17:28 | More by sam_bliss
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TiMX

Oregon

4.53/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a great Beer!!

It is crystal clear copper. A very nice looking beer with all the taste to back it up. Off white head that really clings to the side of the glass.

Good hop bitterness with out being too hoppy (for me). Sweet and Citrus are the flavors that come out to me. But not at all heavy like you many beers that you would call sweet.

All in all I really like this beer. I will be sure and get some more in the morning. If you get a chance be sure and "score" some.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2007 02:16:30 | More by TiMX
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jsimmons

District of Columbia

4.53/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - The beer pours a deer translucent copper, with a noticeable tint of deep red, slightly less than a well-brewed Irish Red. A thin head quickly dissipates to a filmy foam, with some light lacing as the oh-so-delicious beer disappears from the glass.

S - A well-balanced aroma with quality malt and citrusy hops. There's almost a hint of a light orange wheaty aroma, but that might just be my mind playing tricks - or the complexity of the hops.

T - An absolutely perfect balance. A sweeter maltiness, with a hint of a citrusy wheat brew (I swear they must've added a bit of wheat to the brew to play mind tricks with us) and a darker spiciness almost reminiscent of a holiday porter. The hop character is perfect as well, making way for the maltiness at the start, moving through to an airy leafiness, and finishing with a satisfying but not overbearing bitterness. This bitterness lingers into the pleasant aftertaste.

M - This beer goes down very smooth - it's perfectly carbonated and surprisingly clean for a beer this dark. The aftertaste is something like an IPA after an anger management course - a lingering bitter hoppiness, but dissipating much more quickly than an IPA.

D - In case it's not clear enough already, I love this beer. It's truly a terrific beer from start to finish, pour to last sip. Its lightness makes it repeatedly and continuously drinkable, and although I'd rather save these for special occasions, if I felt like it, drinking four or five of these in a row would make a terrific evening.

As a side note, the coolest thing about this beer in my opinion is its blending of characteristics of so many different beer styles - the color and feel of an amber ale, the flavors of a porter, pale ale, and hints of wheat ale, and the finish of a very light IPA. I don't know how they've done it, but this is really quite a magical brew, and I look forward to trying more offerings from Lagunitas.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2009 04:24:45 | More by jsimmons
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doubledteague

Texas

4.53/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a frosty pint glass.

A- Beautiful dark copper color. Very nice frothy head that dissipates rather quickly leaving a thin slightly gold to a very pale yellow color lacing on top.

S- Smell was a bit hard to come by. Smelled malty, but just couldnt pick up on much more than that.

T- Tasted malty a little bready, slight carmels and hops. maybe, a nice warm earthy flavor through out the immediate taste and after taste. Dont really get much of an alcohol taste which could be dangerous. All around a great taste from the start all the way through the after taste.

M- Medium carbonation to a good full body, not overly filling. Again the abv is pretty well hidden.

O- Just a very nice all around beer. I am a fan of lagunitas. Would absolutely buy a six pack of this and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 17:32:06 | More by doubledteague
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flood

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I really like this brew - not sure what a copper ale is but for such a strong ABV it is pretty tame - kind of dangerous actually - smooth and slightly caramel - you don't much notice until the tang at the end. Like other copper ales I have tried it is kinda of like an old house's tap water but without the deadly metals...both Lagunitas brews I have tried are excellent.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2006 04:24:18 | More by flood
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rudyarmand

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hello Beer Fans!
I just watched this ridiculous movie with Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland about Secret Service Agents and a plot to kill the President. What a horible movie! My daughter (now disinherited) recommended it.

The only saving grace was that I had a six pack of Lagunitas CENSORED Rich Copper Ale to drink during the movie.

Movie--NO Stars
Lagunitas-4 Stars!

Really tasty stuff! Try it! I bet it tastes great even while you are watching a good movie.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2007 23:53:18 | More by rudyarmand
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clvand0

Kentucky

4.47/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Tried my first bottle of this last night. It's somewhat of a treat because we can't get Lagunitas in KY. I like the idea behind the name. Pours a slightly dark amber color with a tall white head with excellent retention and leaves tons of lumpy lacing on the glass. I actually couldn't just rinse the lace off after drinking, had to actually wipe it. The aroma had caramel malts with some citrus and pine hops. Very pleasing aroma. The flavor has a very strong caramel backbone, but it is not overpowering. The hops come through well - citrus and pine mostly. This is exceptionally balanced. The mouthfeel is very good as it has a very thick body - I respect a copper ale that's not thin. Drinkability is great as well. I must say, this is one of the best amber/copper ales I've had.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2004 16:02:44 | More by clvand0
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funkengruven

Ontario (Canada)

4.47/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured into my glass a nice dark red, some off white head floating at the top. Smell is sweet and malty, not hoppy like most of these guys' brews. Taste is very nice, perfectly balanced between sweet malts and hop bitterness. Everything comes together as it should. Aftertaste has a hint of alcohol and some hop aroma as well. Pretty easy to drink as well.

Another very good solid beer. I'd recommend this.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2007 19:43:41 | More by funkengruven
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kmpitz2

Tennessee

4.45/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer comes courtesy of clvand0. The beer pours a deep amber color with a coat of head over the beer. The nose is caramel. orange with hints of biscuit and some hop bitters in there. The flavor is full on caramel, with a nice hop to balance it out on the finish. Not bad at all. The feel is moderate, and smooth with a light carb that makes things flow nicely. The drinkability is fantastic on this beer. Its easy drinking and well balanced. More of the biscuit comes through as it warms, but it still has a nice balance. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2004 02:46:48 | More by kmpitz2
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.45/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured (into 22oz pils glass) with a great copper color & a white thick head with buubles rising from below throughot the drink. Head retention was good and lacing impressed.

Smell: Maltiness up front & then fruitiness & piney hops

Taste: fruit, malt & then an spicy hops presence. Tounge edge & throat bear the the brunt of the hops


MF: Every taste syncroncizes (sp) great

Great session choice except for the price ($7.99 on sale)

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2006 04:59:06 | More by russpowell
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Jaynuze

District of Columbia

4.45/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy/coppery/tan with a thin head. Like most of Lagunitas' beer, hops is king. It hits you in the face when you stick your nose into the glass. Notes of citrus and fruit with a light scent of alcohol in the mix. The taste is simple, yet complex. With notes citrus, caramel, and alcohol one would think it too overbearing, yet the hops really help balance out the taste. It's a smooth drinking ale with a great mouthfeel. Very drinkable and very enjoyable. Easily my favorite Copper Ale (well, there is Otter Creek too)!

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2006 18:14:06 | More by Jaynuze
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RobH

Maryland

4.45/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz brown stubby.

A: Beautiful amber-red, clear brew with a fluffy white head.

S: nicely balanced aromas of sweet malt and hops bitterness.

T&M: I'm biased as a fan of Amber/Red Ales to begin with, so I went in with high hopes and was not disappointed! This is a very tasty, well balanced Amber Ale that goes down smoothly and is quite drinkable.

M: Medium-bodied and smooth, with enough hop bite to round out the experience. A very nice brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2008 14:34:58 | More by RobH
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Travelwell

Sweden

4.45/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Who: This is for all you whom a sweet and savory palette come naturally. Maybe your just salty.

What: Sun set in a glass, just as sweet. An extremely colorfully red ale, amazing visual complexity and flavor to match, French execution on American soil.

When: Now.

Where: In My fridge

Why: Because your buddy wishes he had brought this good of beer, because you'll be infusing a bit of class into the party and because, well.. just because

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2011 08:37:25 | More by Travelwell
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maundythirsty

Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thick and rocky inch of white head roiled up through coppery brown clear beer. Laces in a big way. Really nice wrestling between yeasty, bready smell and citrus hops. But not much volume.

Better volume in the mouth. Sweet, with a tasty balance of grain and a tease of juicy grapefruit hops. Welcome measured bitter finish. A touch on the watery side, but just a touch and maybe I like it more for it.

Wow. That’s great. I could drink this beer for a long time. Not a particularly sexy style, but beer doesn’t need an OG of 1.090 or a hop sock in the nose. It just tastes so good.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2006 04:23:19 | More by maundythirsty
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Duster72

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2007 02:09:41 | More by Duster72
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JayQue

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A really nice beer. Many IPA like qualities up front, but in the end it is, as advertised, an Amber/Red Ale. Looks good..coppery red color, medium sized slightly off white head and good lacing. Smell is very good....hoppy like an IPA. Taste starts out hoppy (not pine, not grapefruit...just hoppy) but then balances out (a West Coast hoppy balance to be sure) with a somewhat sweet, caramel maltiness. I now know what caramel malt flavor is all about. The mouthfeel is rich and crisp. The flavors hold up well...even better as the beer warms. Drinkability is good. I could see swilling several of these and enjoying every one. An excellent beer...really enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2007 00:38:49 | More by JayQue
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BerkeleyBeerMan

California

4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Like it says a beautiful red copper color. No head.

Smell: Balmy. It's almost Belgian. Malts. Banana nut bread. Has a coffee smell as well Hints of toffee. Hops are spicy with hints of mango and other sweet tropical fruits. It's a very unique blend.

Taste: Malts are nutty and toffee flavored. Very sweet and candy-like. A bit of a butterscotch taste. Their is also a pleasant fruitiness that taste like pears and peaches. The hops are fresh and slightly bitter. Lagunitas never skimps on the hops. Slightly alcoholic finish.

Mouthfeel: Nice medium body. Slightly chewy. Develops character in the mouth but has a strong alcohol taste that you might not want to hold on to.

Drinkability: This is a beer with a lot of great character. If you like beers of a malty or roasted quality this is for you. If you like a beer with malt character but that still has a hop backbone it's also for you. Lagunitas makes some really good beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 09:52:23 | More by BerkeleyBeerMan
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