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BA SCORE
83
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2,296 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,296
Reviews: 839
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 40
Gots: 163 | 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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Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev +7.2%

mhaugo, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev +7.2%

shelby415, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of tony223366
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: 2 fingers of off white fluffy head. Color is a rich copper color or maybe amber. Clarity is great and I see lots of carbonation flowing. Decent retention.

S: Bouquet has some floral hop notes especially right after opening the cap. Lightly citrus. But really it's the malts show as I get a lot of caramel malts and some distinct breadiness.

T: Wow, actually really lots of citrus in this beer. It's a really tasty mix with the caramel and the bready malts. Finish is lightly bitter. But throughout it is on the sweeter side.

M: Surprisingly light and airy. Nice medium carbonation.

O: Surprisingly drinkable, albeit a little on the sweet side. Reds are a big favorite of mine and this is pretty good. Not enough to be "one of my favorites" but definitely better than average.

tony223366, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Snellgg5
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Snellgg5, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Nofear048
5/5  rDev +34%

Nofear048, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber/copper color with a 1/2 inch foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is very malty with bread and caramel aromas. Taste is also very malty with caramel and some herbal hops on the finish. A medium bitterness lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is very malty but still has a nice hop presence to balance things out.

UCLABrewN84, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of Jamstone714
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Jamstone714, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of BKBrewer
4/5  rDev +7.2%

BKBrewer, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of littlelorib
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Orange-red brew with a generous creamy head. The head is dissipating slowly. I smell malt, spicy and floral hops, and some bread-like yeast. So far, very nice. Bread and malt is definitely in the taste, along with a prevalent hop bitterness and spiciness. While the bitterness is quite forward, its not elbowing out the other qualities in the taste. This beer also has a nice medium mouth feel.

Overall this is a nice balanced beer with a lot of good things going on. This one can easily become a regular with me.

littlelorib, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of cynical1027
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

cynical1027, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of grannaniwa
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper color, as promised. Strong malty aromas. Medium head, some lacing.

First taste surprised me with a good bit of hops. Sweet at entry, then malty, then a little bitterness to finish. Has some of the bitterness that I associate with an English Pale Ale.

Well-balanced beer, but a touch too sweet for me.

Overall: B+

grannaniwa, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of PhantasIPA
4.23/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance is a nice clear amber color, not cloudy or dark at all.

The smell is pleasant. It has a balanced combination of malt, sugar, and barley. Literally, every scent is present.

The taste is, of course, directly related to the smell. The malt is in the forefront of the flavor but is quickly balanced by a a sweet aroma that is like brown sugar and and caramel at the same time.

The mouthfeel is nice. I am drinking these in February but wouldn't be unhappy drinking them in July. This beer is smooth, I think because of the sweetness. At 6.75% the beer isn't light but also isn't too heavy, which is why it would still be drinkable in the hotter seasons.

Overall the beer has a great balance of flavor, sweetness, density, and alcohol content. It seems like the kind of brew that you could drink all night. Good beer!

PhantasIPA, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of chrispoint
2.5/5  rDev -33%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of Archimedes
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Archimedes, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of eorwar
4/5  rDev +7.2%

eorwar, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of Otisimaas
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Otisimaas, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of Swervine44
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Swervine44, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of John11486
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

John11486, Feb 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

djrn2, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

spark3148857, Feb 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

jfcaa193, Feb 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

HamGlade10, Feb 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

DiscGolfRobot, Feb 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Tyrawlings, Feb 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

GuisseppeFranco, Feb 11, 2012
Censored from Lagunitas Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 2,296 ratings.