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4.23/5 rDev +13.4%
this beer ours a nice copper brown. a little head with a lot of lacing. smell is sweetish and malty. the flavor is bold and malty with a nice sweetness and the right amount of hops. they took this ale and made it really drinkable with out watering down the flavor. also, there is a smooth finish....they guys at lagunitas did this one right.
05-10-2013 11:29:59 | More by mattkoon
3.68/5 rDev -1.3%
Pours a rich copper, cloudy and somewhat viscous. Moderate carbonation creates a three finger offwhite creamy head. Just Fantastic.
Smells of some subtle piny hops with a dulce de leche note. The caramel sweet malts are fairly prominent.
Taste is actually quite light. The citric hops blend nice with the pine notes. Light cherry and sweet caramel notes. Overall it's balanced, reminds me of a maltier pale ale more than a red. It is good just not as flavorful in malty or hop notes as other red ales.
Mouthfeel is crisp and clean. Actually fairly creamy for the moderate carbonation.
Overall, I was really excited going in. The look, and smell set this beer off to be great. The taste lacked some body and felt a slightly watered down. I am being hard on this beer since I wanted and expected it to be great initially. It's still really good, I will definitely have this again.
05-10-2013 03:53:28 | More by lsummers
3.56/5 rDev -4.6%
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.
05-10-2013 02:12:55 | More by spoony
3.83/5 rDev +2.7%
12 oz. stubby Lagunitas bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark, yet clear, amber with a 2 and a half finger off-white head. Retention is pretty good. Lively carbonation.
S: Smell is extremely fruity. I get heavy, heavy notes of dark fruits, tamarind, and a bit of sweet tea.
T: Umm..wow. Didn't know Lagunitas could even make a beer so devoid of hops as this. A lot of the notes from the nose continue into the taste. This beer is quite sweet, with notes of dark fruits and the sweet, sour, earthy taste of tamarind. 35 IBUs and doesn't taste anywhere near that. This brew is not bitter and all and is completely malt-forward, which is a nice change of pace for Lagunitas. Ends slightly fruity and has an unsweetened black tea taste going on.
M: Light-medium bodied with an ample carbonation. Feels like a session beer, even though the ABV says otherwise.
O: A very good, unexpected beer from Lagunitas. When I think of Lagunitas, I think of extremely overpowering hops and not a lot of complexity. This beer is the complete opposite of my presuppositions. It's extremely malty and has pretty much very little hop flavor to balance it out. This isn't a bad thing, however, as the maltiness lends an amazing complexity to this moderate ABV beer. I would buy this again on a brisk, cool late fall or early spring day.
05-01-2013 04:03:45 | More by TTAmod
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