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Ratings: 2,425
Reviews: 852
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 47
Gots: 247 | FT: 1
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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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Photo of pmlondrigan
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a real nice amber copper color (duh). Loose carbonation with good retention. Aroma is malt forward, smells really toasty. No hop aroma at all. Taste is also really malt forward. Toasty and roasty without being heavy, cereal flavors backed up by slighty hoppy bitter finish. Could have some more hops in there, even for the style. Beer has a nice round full mouthfeel without being cloying or heavy. Not my favorite style but its pretty drinkable.

Photo of Lexluthor33
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours copper brown. Tiny head,almost no lace. The aroma is of malts,hops,caramel and some citrus notes. The taste is malts,caramel,hops and a well balanced sweetness that has nutty notes.
The overall feel is medium carbonation,smoothness and a slightly bitter finish with bread & grains.

Notes: Session for sure . Good feelings all around. Not complex,but who cares? It gets the job done.

Photo of Beerzebub
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear orangish amber, nice white head that dissipates but leaves a thin layer. Smells mildly of red apple, fresh bread, spice and vanilla.

Taste is balanced between appley yeast, grassy hops, caramel malt, and alcohol. Everything is restrained, by Lagunitas' standards, except the alcohol. Alcohol and slightly minty grassiness in the finish. Tasty and drinkable, for the style.

Photo of bonsreeb85
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - clear copper with a thin head(not much to speak of in the appearance category)

S - buttery caramel malts with slight apple and minimal hops

T - a lot like the nose, mostly malty w/ a kiss of hops and a super clean finish. very sessionable and balanced

MF - again, balance is the key word. moderate carbonation levels, medium body. goes down smooth

D - excellent session brew. great balance across the board and a decent amount of flavor for a beer under 6 percent.

Photo of Heavenisbeer
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Welp, I'm gonna go little imagination here and describe the color as...copper. Not much better way to describe it. Some bright amber spots around the edges as the light hits it. Very little head even off the pour with some legs but no lacing.

S: Some light musty malts, with a metallic undertone. A touch of grass and hay notes. Bready.

T: A nice balance between bitter hops and malts, with not much sweetness, and a somewhat dry, fresh cut grass and tart green apple skin finish. Light on the palate.

M: The highlight, for sure. Wonderful balance between a viscous porter and a sharp carbonated pilsner. Not much warmth from the alcohol. A decent amount of carbonation to balance eveything out.

A sessionable Amber ale. Not my favorite though, by far.

Photo of Grundle20
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an amber hued copper color in to a pint glass. The yeast that is present kind of floats in suspension which I found to be odd. There is a minor off white head that has poor retention and lacing.

The scent is built up on piney oily hops and caramel malts with a slight citrus rind note.

Taste and Mouthfeel:
The beer drinks with some moderate smoothness and a bitter crispness up front. The flavor is that of, again, piney hops and a medium caramel malt body. The finish is crisp and slightly unclean with a lingering hop presence in to the aftertaste.

I find this beer falling somewhere in between a really full mild ale and a really crisp mild IPA in terms of drinkability. It's good but it doesn't really cater well to a drinker of either persuasion.

Bottom Line:
It's pretty good and a solid brew no doubt. I have my suspicions as to this bottles age, but I would still have to give this one a thumbs up.

Photo of Seanibus
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is merely an OK entry into an increasingly crowded genre.

Pours a clear amber with a medium head. It has a clear, fruity aroma. The flavor has fruity hops, with a corn-like finish, and a bit of hop bitterness.

This is a perfectly OK beer, but there are plenty of more exciting competitors out there.

Photo of spoony
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 355 ml bottle into a tulip.

A-The brew pours mostly clear with a few visible streams of carbonation...fine bubbles. The head maxes out at just over a finger of dense, light-khaki foam. The foam drops slowly into a thin cap. The beer is deep amber/copper color.

S-I smell some spicy citrus and a touch of earthy pine from the hops. The dominant flavor, however is a doughy, sugary, blast of pale and roasted malts. The doughy malt character is almost like piecrust or gingerbread. Its a bit uninspiring, but not awful, either.

T-The taste follows the smell with just a little punch of piney hop bitterness that is mostly drowned out the by rich, toffee-caramel, doughy malts. Alcohol is well-concealed, but you get a little fruity warmth as the beer gets close to room temp.

M-The feel is medium bodied with some mild carbonation and a slightly syrupy, heavy finish. Feel fits the flavor profile.

O-This might be my least favorite Lagunitas brew, but that doesn't mean its a bad beer. I just found it a little pedestrian, especially for 6.75% ABV. Also, when I see copper in the label, I guess I expect a little more citrus hops or intriguing rye spiciness or something...whatever it is that I was expecting, it wasn't here.

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 rhoadsrage
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a crystal clear polished copper color with a creamy tan/yellow head and a sea of tiny bubbles rising through the body.

S- The smell of light toasted malt with a slight sweetness and a slight dry note to the pale malt after that has some complexity.

T- The taste of toasted malt with a slight sweetness is followed by a slight dry pale malt, like the smell, and a grapefruit bitter earthy hop finish.

M- The mouthfeel is medium-full with a creamy texture.

D- This beer is smooth and light which makes it pretty drinkable but not to complex.

Photo of dbossman
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Light copper hue with a big, billowing head; lacing is good

S: Sweet and malty: biscuits, toast, grains, grasss, hay, even some earthy barnyard aromas; interesting malty, grainy presence

T: Slightly sweet and malty but a grainy, bready, musty, malt presence is at the core; there is also some tea leaves and subtle toffee and caramel on the finish

F: Medium, creamy body with great, even mouthfeel

O: A complex malty, rich, yet drinkable beer; fairly high alcohol for the style but masked well

Photo of wedge
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazed deep copper color; creamy loose head thins quickly. Light malty aroma, some toffee and fruits - pretty delicate. The first sip is a punch in the mouth. The aroma did not suggest this level of flavor. Dry maltiness is first followed by waves of fruity bitterness and a bit of caramel. Very rich and warming.

Very flavorful. Pretty solid for such a strong one.

Note: 7.7% abv version.

Photo of SurlyDuff
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The Censored (Kronic) pours, well, copper. With a nice fluffy head that hangs in there.

Aroma is light. Lemon, pale maltiness, sweet caramel.

Grassy and hoppy profile. Mouthfeel is a bit light and watery.

The girlfriend 'called' this one, so i just got to taste and review. Drinkability is certainly there, so I wish I had dibbs on it first.

Oh well.

A real nice amber, great balance.

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle was purchased at the Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA during a recent beer haul.

Poured and enjoyed in a DFH Signature glass

A - Beer pours a semi-translucent, golden amber color. A half to three-quarters finger head that fades to a raged skim. Decent lacing left after sampling.

S - A faint malt aroma. Underwhelming.

T - A malt forward, moderately hoppy beer. A mix of various flavors that include a caramel-like sweetness, pine and a grassy/earthy taste. Very easy drinking. The ABV isn't noticeable.

M - Moderate carbonation. Medium consistency.

O - I'm a huge fan of Lagunitas but this beer just didn't do it for me. It's not that it isn't good, its just that it's a bit of a let-down . Lagunitas' Sucks was a top-5 beer for me last year but this pales in comparison, even though it's a different style. This is the first beer from them that I haven't raved about in my reviews.


Photo of SportsandJorts
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: a reddish copper color. good clarity. a finger or so of a tannish head

Smell: toasty grains, citrusy hops and a pronounced caramel taste

Taste: opens up with a mixture of caramel malts and toasted malts. hops are low and slightly citrusy. has an irony/coppery metallic taste.

Mouthfeel: pretty light. a metallic like bitterness is left behind that can sometimes be off putting

Overall: a decent beer but falls short of what i expect of lagunitas.

Photo of mikeg67
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours copper with a white, short lived head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of caramel malt, ripe fruit and hints of chocolate and alcohol. The body is medium and smooth. Caramel, peppery hops and ripe fruit nicely balanced on the palate. Medium, dry finish. Tasty brew.

Photo of SteveB24
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: definitely this beers most attractive feature, true to its name the beer is a rich copper with a hint of red, pours a finger of off white head that has excellent retention.

Smell: yeast. Hint of citrus, some corriander a bit of resin and a touch og malt notes, possibly caramel in the finish.

Taste. Exactly like smell, but more mild, and the citris is replaced by a generic hop taste with the caramel just being a bit if malt, that almost provides good balance.

Mouthfeel: body is light/medium, but carbonation is strong, leading to mismatched textures.

Overall; not bad, definitely not my favorite from lagunitas. But is very drinkable. Don't regret buying but wouldn't buy again in a hurry

Photo of Naes
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one is dark amber in color with a small off-white head.
The aroma is modest, but has a bit of toasty maltyness.
The flavor is mostly of malts; toasted, caramel and it is a bit bready. There is also a slight presence of hops near the finish.
Mouth feel is medium bodied and moderately carbonated.
Drinkability is not hindered by the alcohol content, as it is almost unnoticeable.

Photo of Schwab
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought this beer the other day at a local liquor store and was eager to give it a shot since I have a thing for amber (copper) ales. Overall, I thought Lagunitas can do better!

A - Poured beer in glass and got a rich, amber/copper color with a small head that quickly disappeared. Appears to be very much in style with other copper ales.

S - Rich caramel and roast aroma but still somewhat of a typical Lagunitas smell.

T - This is similar to the smell. It has somewhat if a typical Lagunitas taste to it, but still goes into deep caramel malts. Great mals/hop flavor. I don't know where some people bring this IPA thing from, but this beer is definitely not an IPA, not even a darker IPA or whatever they may call it.

M - Smooth feel to it, not very dry and brings out different aromas while drinking it.

D - Well balanced, easy to drink beer. Many BMC drinkers prefer a smooth over a pale ale type beer to open them the world to craft brew. Well..for all these Amber Bock drinkers, this may be just what you are looking for

Photo of dfried
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Toffee/copper in color, quite bright, thin off white head that was mainly a ring. The aroma is of sweet, caramelly and grainy malt, a lot of perfumy floral hops that show some citrus and resin as well. The taste is again slightly grainy malt with toffee, caramel, and brown sugar. Floral hops there again but very much in balance with the malt, a few citrus notes show up in the aftertaste. Semi-dry finish.

Overall: a pretty simple and strait forward beer, but put together pretty well. Sessionable for a higher alcohol beer. How floral the hops were stuck out to me the most.

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark copper with alot of red. Head is off white and dissipates fairly fast. A skim remains, No real lacing.

Caramel malt and some hop leaf. Malt forward on this. I expected more nose, but this was adequate.

Rich toasted malt with some fruit and light caramel sweetness mixed in with the toasty bitterness. Some leafy hop bite, but less than I would have expected. Fruit and bitterness balance out well, but I needed something with a bit more bite.

Medium body. Nice carbonation and body. It works.

Overall, very good. Missing something? Probably, but not alot to bitch about here. Plenty of good things going on, and worth drinking by far.

Photo of clayrock81
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a red body with a light head that left no lacing. A light caramel malt smell along with minimal hops. Smooth and lighter bodied this beer has a buttery, sweet malt edge that is more about the malt than the hops. Hops are noticeable with some citric notes in the backgroun and give the beer a slight dry edge. I enjoyed this beer but not something I will seek out if I'm looking for a red ale.

Photo of MaximalC
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a transparent copper color with a substantial head of sudsy, khaki foam. Aroma is pleasantly light and fruity, consisting of lemon grass, banana, clove, and grassy hops.

The taste features a light caramel malt up front along with a healthy kick of grassy hops that make way for an equally potent kick of peppery/herbal hops. A grain husk musk shores up the back end. The peppery hops are the clear focal point here, as they practically sizzle on the back of the tongue whilst the other flavors recede. It's an interesting sensation, albeit a little heavy-handed. The mouthfeel is a little thin, perhaps passably semi-creamy, propped up by some perky carbonation.

Overall, this is an interesting and flavorful brew. The closest analogue I can muster is Domaine Dupage, although the flavors here are more coarse and strident. It's not something I would seek out to enjoy, but it's worth trying.

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared by matt9875. Thanks Matt!

The beer is copper hued with a quarter inch of off white head. The aroma brings a touch of fruit and some sweet malts. Bready with a touch of hop character in the finish. Medium bodied with subtle alcohol. Overall, this was ok.

Photo of ssummer
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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