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2,108 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,108
Reviews: 827
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 33
Gots: 108 | 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:
35 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2002)
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phisig137

Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber with a slightly off white head. No lacing.

Roasted malts and caramel dominate the nose, with a tinge of hops at the end.

Flavor is incredibly smooth and enjoyable. Deep malt complexity, brown sugar, hoppy finish, honey, a very slight pleasant hint od diacetyl, and some other odd flavor that I just cannot explain what it is... I want to say carapils malt, but I'm not 100% sure. It's good enough to enjoy and contemplate each sip.

Mouthfeel is full, heavy, and chewy. Drinkability is high. Hides the alcohol very very well, but seems just a bit timid for being a strong ale.

I've yet to find a Lagunitas that I dont like.... they're all fantastic!

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2006 04:39:42 | More by phisig137
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GDBEERMAN

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an Imperial pint glass.

A: Good head retention, with minimal lacing. Nice copper body with a off white head.

S: A subtle aroma of both slight hops and toffee like malts. A mild lagerish aroma from this ale, not its strong point.

T: Hoppy bitterness on the start, with a nice toffee malt finish. Very much like the aroma of this ale, although the taste is much more on the bold side. Still This is a medium bodied beer. Light carbonation with a smooth easy drinking finish.

M: A smooth, easy going beer. Nice and silky for the style. Very good lingering taste, that releases a subtle spicy finish.

D: Great all around drinkability, with a nice and a balanced beer that calls back for more drinking to find new flavors.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2010 22:27:22 | More by GDBEERMAN
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scottDC

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-21-2013 16:22:02 | More by scottDC
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falconxman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-06-2013 01:05:06 | More by falconxman
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-07-2013 02:37:51 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-31-2013 08:10:06 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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MrDave

California

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

07-23-2013 18:07:30 | More by MrDave
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TheMarkE

California

3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Rich copper with very good foam and lacing, noticeable carbonation.

Smell: Bready malts, caramel.

Taste: Malts: caramel, brown sugar, and barley.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, fresh, crisp, and creamy.

The Verdict: Good beer. Not much in the way of hops, just lots of malty goodness. A quality brew that goes down smooth.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 21:33:02 | More by TheMarkE
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ruckus232

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

08-29-2012 22:59:35 | More by ruckus232
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KimenTshom

California

3/5  rDev -19.6%

01-01-2012 00:32:50 | More by KimenTshom
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target88

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-14-2013 21:13:15 | More by target88
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RyanAU

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-27-2013 21:14:43 | More by RyanAU
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bccrosley

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-01-2013 14:10:02 | More by bccrosley
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mountdew1

New Hampshire

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

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a brownish golden amber. It had a 1 finger white head that mixed both small and large bubbles. Left a small layer of head on top. Aroma was a mix between ginger snap cookie and wheat bread. Flavor was slightly bitter and also reminded me of potatoes? Don't ask why. Felt slightly oily in the mouth, but coated the mouth well. Easy to drink, but not my first choice.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2008 22:43:13 | More by mountdew1
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tlazaroff

Virginia

3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Aroma coming off of this is a nice toasted nuts.

Pours a slightly opaque dark copper color with a nice fluffy off-white head. Generous lacing sticks to the glass and is very satisfying to look at.

Caramel is the first thing that gets my attention and it has an almost jolly rancher hard candy taste on the mid-palate with a toasted finish.

Medium body and carbonation. Its easy to drink for the most part and doesn't feel like an almost 7% ABV beer. I'd even say it's sessionable, but will sneak up on you.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 02:24:18 | More by tlazaroff
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Jameswoody

Montana

3/5  rDev -19.6%

07-21-2013 06:35:09 | More by Jameswoody
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bboven

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2009 23:19:55 | More by bboven
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-15-2013 14:38:39 | More by ROBSTARR
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freed

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at OBF2003. Rich copper color, billed as a copper at the festival, which differs somewhat from BA. Mild hop aromas, mild flavors, but just enough to keep me curious through the beer. Seems a supreme backyard beer, though uncertain how it would fair during the cooler months.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2003 16:29:08 | More by freed
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santoslhalper

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearence: Pours a nice copper with a one finger creamy off-white head.

Smell: Blah! This smells like goddamned horse manure. That's it!!

Taste and Mouthfeel: The taste isn't bad. It's got a really pleasent malt tone to it, but it's missing some balance. The yeast flavor is especiialy strong and kind of hinders the overall flavor of the beer. The mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Drinkbaility and Overall: This beer is ok, but not great. A little dissapointing when held against the the other stuff from Lagunita's I've had. This is a fun beer at best, but definitly not one to search for.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2005 02:31:32 | More by santoslhalper
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RaulMondesi

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Yeah, Raul done it, he drank it, and it was aite. Aite like going out with a honey, and all you're thinking about is doing the thang thang, but all you end up with is the thang. Nice lil red hue, decent aroma, taste was decent for what it was...

Yeah, just "the thang."

Peace!

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 09:35:30 | More by RaulMondesi
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RobinLee

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

10-05-2013 06:55:55 | More by RobinLee
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emwild12

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-22-2014 01:40:40 | More by emwild12
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bconsidine

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-14-2013 17:23:19 | More by bconsidine
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RMelyon

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-27-2013 21:50:40 | More by RMelyon
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84 out of 100 based on 2,108 ratings.