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Ratings: 2,063
Reviews: 822
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 31
Gots: 97 | 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 farrago

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Credible finger+ head, mostly tiny, dense bubbles which allows it to last well, even as the lacing slides off the glass back into the muck. Metallic red rust color, inclines more towards red and orange but has some brown in it as well. In the nose the hops come through clearly bringing grassy, herbal notes in front of pine, lemon peel, pink grapefruit pith, honey glaze, spring flowers, no really overt malt presence although smoothly textured. Full-bodied, steadily expansive across the palate without becoming leaden. Here caramel and butterscotch supplement the honey to sweeten the pot. More pie dough and pancake mix as well. Never toasty nor roasty, and on the hop side there's the pink grapefruit, tangerine citrus and diminished herbaceousness. The carbonation at once percolates things slightly and then removes rough spots from the overall texture. It's very drinkable and approachable but the anticipated higher gear never kicks in.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2009 04:07:27 | More by farrago
Photo of TStandley13


3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A nice rusty amber red color with two fingers of head that stuck around for a bit. Looks very nice when held up to the light. Lacing was average.

S - A nice combination of malts and hops with a citrussy background.

T - Average taste. Kind of lacks a real "wow" factor. Sipped like most other average ambers. Looking back, I am comparing it to Nugget Nectar, which dominates this brew.

M - Light and smooth. Decent carbonation.

D - not bad. I would drink again if offered but won't seek out buying this.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2009 15:38:54 | More by TStandley13
Photo of Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wow...if this brew could hold that awesome initial look it would have scored a 5 on appearance. Clear, reddish copper brown in color. Big 2.5 finger width off tan head, gobs of lacing. Receeded quite fast, but still left a nice cap after 5 minutes.

Tried this brew cold and slightly chilled and it still manages to disappoint in this category. Floral sweetness, with a hint of toffee/caramel.

Decent taste. hop/malt balance is quite good. Roasted malt followed by a balanced hop bite. Hop bitterness wins the flavor battle, but by a small margin only.

smooth, maybe a tad on the watery side.

Given it is lumped into the Ami Amber/Red ale's and given the broad interpretation within this grouping, it is a very drinkable brew even @ the 6.2% abv.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2009 02:37:51 | More by Shadman
Photo of Riccymon


4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This "Rich Copper Ale," as the bottle proclaims, pours a--wait for it--copper color with a nice finger and a half of pillowy head. Smell is a touch hoppy with herbal notes. The taste follows suit with light herbal hops, a balanced amount of malt, and some orange and lemon zest in the finish. The balance makes for a nice mouthfeel and a pleasant, leafy finish. As smooth and easy as this bottle went down, I found the drinkability to be excellent. What a great surprise from Lagunitas!

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2009 02:27:49 | More by Riccymon
Photo of bort11


4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into an over-sized shaker pint. Not much head, thing ring of lace around the surface. Color is a clear honey red.

Smell has a sweet brown sugar with some honey suckle. Taste is raw honey and floral hops. A little bit of ginger. A little gritty in the texture but still a lighter body. This would be OK in small doses.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2009 01:07:51 | More by bort11
Photo of Clydesdale

District of Columbia

3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A deep, reddish-copper color with a bit of haze. A medium sized, creamy off-white head with decent retention and some lace.

S: Some caramel/toasted malt sweetness. Some citric and herbal/floral hops, with a pleasing, tangy orange aroma. Some whiffs of alcohol as well.

T: Sweet, toasty caramel malt up front. Herbal and citric hops (mostly orange, some grapefruit as well). Some more sweet/tart orange flavor. A bit of bitterness, nothing overwhelming. A nice balance overall.

M: Medium bodied. Light carbonation. A bit slick and coating on the tongue. Some light dryness into the finish.

D: This is interesting and rather flavorful for the style. I would drink this again. I wouldn't say it's sessionable, as it's kind of estery and boozy, but a nice change of pace beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2009 04:23:54 | More by Clydesdale
Photo of waldoiverson


4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into US Pint

A: Dark Amber, very fine head that dissipated quickly

S: Slight raisin and sweet malt and an almost Belgian-like quality

T: mildly bitter hops that are in between grassy and bitter orange, malt underlies and provides balance that is slightly overpowered by bitterness

M: Smooth with a dry finish, some tingle from the carbonation

D: This is balanced well enough with bitterness and hoppiness and abv to be a regular in the rotation

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2009 00:41:04 | More by waldoiverson
Photo of zerofear13

New York

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice looking pour, although the head is a bit thing. It's a very deep red/brown color. It smells of maple syrup to me. I don't know if anyone else gets that, but it has a very caramel-y and syrup smell. Has a great sweet, malt taste without much of a hop after-taste. Not much complexity to the taste. It just gets maltier and sweeter as it warms up. Overall, a good beer. I was shocked to find that it was 5.9% on ABV, because the alcohol is not at all present. I'd have again if it were available. Great drinkability and worth the try, I think.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2009 02:38:23 | More by zerofear13
Photo of mattster


4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opened 12 fl oz bottle, poured into Nonic glass.

Pours a low head that dissipates quickly. Brew is a copper brown/cola colored ale that is clear.

Smell is of dark malts, slight fruit. Taste of caramel malts, slight hoppyness. Very smooth on the palate with a nice finish. Quite well balanced. I'd enjoy finishing another couple of these.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2009 08:55:46 | More by mattster
Photo of kiddynamite920


4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark copper with minimal head that diminishes to ring in no time. The head is not needed with this beer, as its taste does all the work. A delectable red ale, don't want to go as far as saying one of the best I've had, but it's up there. Has a spiced flavor to it, forgive me if I'm wrong but I also pick up anise and licorice scents. Mouthfeel is extraordinary, very thick for a red. Lingers on the tongue and roof of the mouth. I really enjoy this brew and am becoming a big fan of Lagunitas.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2009 05:31:36 | More by kiddynamite920
Photo of Metalmonk

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rusty red, and it's well-filtered, giving the color clarity and shine. Head is quite thin despite a pretty aggressive pour.

Aroma has the sweetness of succulent berries and red fruits, along with a pronounced hopping that brings to mind all those great West Coast and Pacific NW "C" hops. The blend of this bright sweetness and grassy/earthy hops is as balanced as can be.

Tastes just a bit tamer than the aroma lets on, the sweet berry-ness is the main feature, but seems dialed down from its assertiveness in the nose, while the hops are sensible and polite. The fruity sweetness almost veers toward strawberry soda, if it weren't for the leafy bitterness and kiss of alcohol warmth coming in behind it. Coppery mineral-ness comes into the finish too.

Decent balance of smooth texture and ample carbonation--and a little stickiness too. Mouthfeel simply does what it should. Doesn't detract, but it doesn't leave any great impression either. With warming it starts peeking into a creamy area, but never goes far enough in.

Pretty good to darned solid Good. Like all the Lagunitas stuff, it's solid, enjoyable, high quality and very drinkable--but never outstanding or world class (IMO, OK?). Hey, gotta give them props, their beers always range from good to kick-ass across the board. Seems like a low score for this one, but no, I like it just fine, it's totally solid, but nothing that I couldn't live without. Serviceable, I think they say.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2009 23:41:33 | More by Metalmonk
Photo of soupermirl


4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, Lagunitas pulled it out on this one. Great beer with a very good flavor. Very nice smell. Not that hoppie, not that sweet. Just an all around good beer. I'd have it on more than one occasion. Kronic is a very good beer. If you are looking for a good Californian beer, with a great flavor and very good all around tast, this is the one.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2009 03:43:58 | More by soupermirl
Photo of jayfarley3


3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Appearance is a clear amber color with a small white head that disappeared very quickly. Smell is sweet and malty. Taste is of sweet caramel malt with a slight hop bitterness. This beer is medium bodied and goes down smooth. This beer is good but a bit sweet for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2009 05:25:49 | More by jayfarley3
Photo of CampusCrew


3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at european street cafe. It was a solid amber ale. I would get it again, but never go out looking for it.

appearance: copperish amber

smell: mild hops

taste: very clean, carmel slight falvor

mouthfeel: good carbonation and very tasty

drinkability: very very easy and smooth

Serving type: on-tap

01-11-2009 03:34:09 | More by CampusCrew
Photo of JoEBoBpr


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

A - reddish to copper color with a 1 inch thick white head

S - smells of malt and some toffy and caramel I can tell its gonna be sweet

T - taste is very sweet (not my favorite in beers but still good) some caramel and fruit hints in it very little hop flavor

M - very smooth feel and refreshing

D - its refreshing but for my taste i couldn't take more than one because of the sweetness

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2009 22:37:54 | More by JoEBoBpr
Photo of HeyItsChili


3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - Poured into a pint glass. Pours clear amber with a thin, weak, foamy ecru head.

S - Exceedingly sweet, with a tinge of alcohol, malty goodness, and understated citrus.

T - Brown sugar and roasted malts dominate this with very little hops to balance things out, so keep that in mind if you're a hophead.

M - A little sticky, not full bodied but still viscous.

Notes - I found this delicious and utterly drinkable, but it sort of plays to my sweet tooth.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2009 00:05:00 | More by HeyItsChili
Photo of rgrholmes168


3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle.

The beer pours a very nice orange (copper) color, but there was no real head to speak of. The slight bit of foam that appeared, quickly disappated.

A pretty strong, citrus aromas rises up from this beer.

The beer has a pretty decent taste. It is very crisp and light, but balanced. This does somewhat make up for the terrible head that it poured with. The caramel malt really comes through and I don't detect any bitter hops.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2008 21:35:20 | More by rgrholmes168
Photo of LordHammer

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a brilliantly clear copper, with about 1/2 inch of off white head that fades quickly to a thin layer that remains on top of the beer.

S: Aroma is light, but with distinct notes of roasted malts.

T: A light note of citrusy hops at the open, followed by sweet and roasty malt notes that linger until the next sip. A well balanced beeer that is pleasant at most any rate of consumption.

M: Carbonation is light, and the feel is a bit thin, especially considering the roasted malts in here.

D: Really a pleasant, sessionable brew. Would have no problem drinking and enjoying several of these.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2008 20:21:59 | More by LordHammer
Photo of magictrokini


3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper pour with off-white head. Caramel, cinammon, some dried fruit make up the nose. Astringent taste with hops and grain up front, which is really out of place for a Lagunitas product. Malty middle with caramel flavors that leads to the more familiar Lagunitas sweetness in the back. Tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2008 17:30:15 | More by magictrokini
Photo of dstc


3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2008 18:10:34 | More by dstc
Photo of koopa

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Well....Copper but a tad on the orange side of the spectrum. TONS of sticky lacing on the slightly off white head which had moderate retention.

Smell: Nothing going on other than a caramel malt. Not off putting but really lack luster.

Taste: Think maple syrup, caramel, and honey mixed into one. The finish is lingering in a way I'm not enjoying.

Mouthfeel: Fairly thin with high carbonation.

Drinkability: Its thin, well carbonated, and lightly sweet so its an easy session drinker. But I'm not sure I'd want to :)

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2008 00:47:51 | More by koopa
Photo of gdfan47


3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a red coppery color
a little head that hangs out a little..

it smells like malt, hard to smell the hops on this one

it tastes like a malty beer, not much hops... pretty smooth

its really hard to taste the hops, not bad.. but not overly memorable

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2008 16:54:44 | More by gdfan47
Photo of slvrmon82


3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a deep dark amber red. Little head that fades fairly quickly.

S - Lots of hops and malt. Very floral. Maybe apple at the end.

T - Very nice with lots of sweet amber malt upfront that fades into a great very hoppy beer. A little citrus and fruit at the end. Apple I pick up.

M - Nice and smooth with a nice carbonation. Medium body. Goes down very smooth.

D - Thats a lot of hops at the end with a little too much bitterness for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2008 01:25:09 | More by slvrmon82
Photo of SaCkErZ9


3.2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to tpd975 for this one.

Pours from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Clear, light amber in color with a one finger sized, offwhite head. A good amount of lacing as well and the retention is decent.

Aroma is very malty, very bready, very sweet, and very fruity. A touch of hops and maybe a hint of alcohol. Loads of caramel as well.

Pretty sweet at first taste. Again, more caramel and a significant toasty and bready flavor. A slight hop bite and some citrus fruitiness; mango and papaya.

Decent on the tongue. Medium bodied. Clean and dry. A little too sweet for my liking. One of these and I grow weary.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2008 21:34:57 | More by SaCkErZ9
Photo of hustlesworth


2.6/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- the chronic is a clear copper amber with a standard bubbly buff colored head. looks like a canned biscuit. good amount of lace and retention.

S- intriguingly malty, cereal grains of all sorts, very nutty, pineapple, orange banana, actually alot like that dole pine-orange-banana juice. some caramel and diacetyl undertones.

T- dammit it has that wet dog taste. otherwise malty and semi-sweet, caramel, toasted nuts, sweet grains, toasted bread, stale tobacco, low earthy bitterness and somewhat lacking in character. i had hoped a beer with such a name would be... better. dr dre's been rapping about it for years.

MF- feels a little strange on the palate, somewhere in between cloying and sticky, pretty one dimensional, medium carbonation, a little syrupy.

D- not too good, tastes and feels awkward as the scales are tipped on the malty side.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2008 18:00:00 | More by hustlesworth
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