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2,425 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,425
Reviews: 852
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 47
Gots: 247 | FT: 1
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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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of bluemoonswoon
3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.

A: Pure and clear, pretty light, pale ale light but topped with a thin cap of a head and zero lacing.

S: Slightly vegetal and a bit disappointing in this respect, slightly sweet maltiness but nothing to pull it away from this bruised fruity/cooked vegetable aroma.

T/MF: Maybe this twist off cap is to blame as the taste is not much different than the smell, less vegetables but as I tip the glass to my lips the aroma makes its way into the flavor. Otherwise there is a pleasant enough caramel maltiness, sweet crusty bread and slightly earthy hop bitterness. It's hard to say what's going on here, strawberry jam on toast (very light mind you). Decent mouthfeel, carbonation seems to be where it needs to be.

D: I've had a few of these and I enjoyed them well enough then, but on closer inspection this beer leaves me wanting more and more. Appearance is boring, smell seems a bit off, flavor isn't bad and mouthfeel is adequate. Nothing really lending itself for me to really like this beer at all. Not bad, not good either.

Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. This beer ironically comes out a copper color, hence the label. The good clarity of it makes it look a little amberesque as well. There is a big off white head that goes away fairly quickly but provides some decent lacing.

The smell is very good as well. Strong, smells both sweet and bitter at the same time. Caramelized malts and great large amounts of citrus hopes, and a hint of maple in my opinion. Has a slight barleywine type smell to it.

Taste is also really good. Sweet, caramelized malts jump out right away, then the hops come out and they linger for awhile. The flavors of sweetness and bitterness are really well balanced. They both have their individual parts but good.

Mouthfeel is very good, if you didn't catch on, I think it's well balanced. Full bodied and full of flavor. Good carbonation feel as well. Drinkablility is very good, goes pretty quick. Another solid beer by Lagunitas.

Photo of JSchock7
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of nanobrew
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Techichi
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of DruC4
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of mattparsons
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of kiki3drt292
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of MrDave
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of dstc
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orang-ish copper color with a nice tan head. Nice lacing.

Mild malts and decent hops in the nose with a slight sweetness to it.

Hops hits the tongue first then the taste mellows to sweet caramel malts. Lingering bitterness in the finish.

Smooth, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

Decent beer, easy to drink but nothing spectacular.

Photo of scottyshades
3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked one up from ABC mix n' match out of pure curiousity
A: Medium amber color, 1.5" head with a good lace, very well carbonated
S: very hopy, almond, alcohol, toasted nuts
T: Good balance of hops and malts, a smoky taste, surprisingly hopy for an amber ale, but good none the less
MF: Bitter, somewhat dry, clean and crisp
D: I could drink a few of these in a row...

Photo of ToadiesForCody
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of alelover
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of aorloski
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of seavercm
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of hunteraw
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Color is, unsurprisingly, a rich copper. Almost red-tinted. Thinnish off-white head, with little retention. Some thin lacing.

Smell: Piney hops, with cool and subdued malt behind.

Taste: Caramel and grain, backed up by resinous hops. Well-balanced. Interesting, somewhat fruity finish. Not as much toast/biscuit as I like to see in American Ambers.

Mouthfeel: Creamy with small bubbles. Medium body. Slightly oily.

Drinkability: Quite nice, a good representative of what is for me an under-appreciated style. I'm very curious what the brewery's original name for this beer was, before they had to change it to [censored]!

Photo of Samp01
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a rich dark copper amber with a large creamy lasting beige head and good lacing throughout. Aroma is of sweet caramel malt, pine hops and a bit of citrus. Taste same as aroma. Palate is medium body, good carbonation and a smooth mouth feel. Finished with a flavorful caramel malt taste and some nice pine floral hops for balance. Aroma and Taste slowly intensify as it warms up. Overall a very good and nicely balanced brew.

Photo of Dave1999
3.06/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden orange colour with almost no head just some white lacing.

The smell is sweet malts and some hops.

The taste is malty, slightly bitter and a touch of alcohol.

The mouth feel is medium bodied and pretty well carbonated.

Overall I wasn't impressed, I'm a big fan of Lagunitas but this one wasn't up to their usual standards.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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84 out of 100 based on 2,425 ratings.