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2,192 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,192
Reviews: 833
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 34
Gots: 129 | 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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ChugginOil

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-10-2013 22:04:45 | More by ChugginOil
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billab914

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-10-2013 21:48:28 | More by billab914
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JakeDebus

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-10-2013 16:00:05 | More by JakeDebus
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mattkoon

South Carolina

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
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lsummers

California

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
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spoony

Colorado

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
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blknikon

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

05-07-2013 23:53:09 | More by blknikon
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Beerlover

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -33%

05-06-2013 18:24:19 | More by Beerlover
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BruceBruce

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-06-2013 03:42:37 | More by BruceBruce
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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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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-05-2013 12:36:52 | More by kylehay2004
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Illmaticzx

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

05-05-2013 03:28:41 | More by Illmaticzx
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cre83

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-01-2013 21:15:25 | More by cre83
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ChugMan

Washington

3/5  rDev -19.6%

05-01-2013 10:49:14 | More by ChugMan
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TTAmod

Illinois

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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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-01-2013 03:19:08 | More by lupercmda
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Dirt

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.6%

04-29-2013 23:54:17 | More by Dirt
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TheRicker

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

04-29-2013 01:01:27 | More by TheRicker
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tdj13

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-28-2013 12:14:11 | More by tdj13
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ek_ek

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-28-2013 06:06:35 | More by ek_ek
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godlessape

Georgia

4.26/5  rDev +14.2%

Drank this out of a pint glass. Of course it's copper colored like the bottle says, and the creamy off white head looks like something any beer geek would want to cannonball into at anytime.

The aroma has a nice complex mixture of spices, (I swear I smell cinnamon and maybe allspice in here), caramel malt, raisins, and bready yeast.

The taste reminds me of a crusty fruit pie--can't pin down what kind of pie but it's a pie nonetheless. I also note some brown sugar, and maybe a Cherry Coke kind of flavor going on in this beer. The citrusy hops make for a nice snap at the end that balances things off just perfect.

The mouthfeel is light, smooth, mellow, and slightly boozy in a good kind of way.

Overall this is a great beer from one of the best West Coast breweries out there.

04-28-2013 00:09:20 | More by godlessape
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LuceScrew

Idaho

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-27-2013 22:21:36 | More by LuceScrew
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zenithberwyn

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-27-2013 06:57:21 | More by zenithberwyn
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DaKur

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

04-26-2013 22:05:56 | More by DaKur
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-25-2013 10:29:20 | More by ChrisMon02
Censored from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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