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Censored - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,402
Reviews: 848
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 46
Gots: 214 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2002

35 IBU
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not what I expected with this beer. I expected another twist on a hoppy IPA from Lagunitas, but what I got was a rich, warming beer bordering on a holiday ale.

Looks really nice in a pint glass - deep copper, amber with an inch and a half of frothy foam that leaves good lacing.

Not much to the nose - vanilla, sweet malts and a hint of cool hops.

Taste really took me by surprise. None of the hops I was expecting up front. Instead, you get sweet, creamy vanilla and some spice - cloves and nutmeg, perhaps. The sweet spiciness is in no way cloying though, like in some holiday-type ales. Caramelized malts form the backbone of this beer. A little booze still comes through, which I don't mind. You get some cool hops on the finish.

This beer's strong suits are appearance and mouthfeel. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy, and leaves a little slickness on the palate for a moderately long finish.

Don't know that I'd buy this one again in the middle of the summer, but I imagine it would be a refreshing daily drinker for the cooler months.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into sniffer.
A: pours a brilliant copper color, frothy one finger foam head that quickly fades leaving some big soapy bubbles, stringy lacing
S: caramel, malt, metallic aroma, fruity esters
M: medium, creamy carbonation
T: caramel, Pine, Hops bitterness, malt, metallic aftertaste that lingers more than I'd prefer.
O: okay brew in my opinion, I might have a off flavored brew.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Great tan foam. Red-orange in hue. Excellent, excellent yeast and carbonation.

Smell: Caramel, yeast, and clay.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Flavor is comprised of mellow pine and a hint of caramel. Orange/grapefruit peel permiates throughout with a nice balance. Mouthfeel is full of active yeast but becames too flat in the finish.

Overall Drinkability: Middle of the road for an amber. Definitely hoppier than many.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an Innis & Gunn flute from the 12 oz. bottle.

Clear amber with an inch high white head which dissipated to an uneven but thick surface foam film and heavy lacing.

s: none

t; Mild to moderate resiny hops over malt. A well-balanced and increasingly tasty brew.

m: Light to moderate., leaning to the latter.

o: A well-made contemporary pale ale. I'd take several other Lagunitas offerings over this one, but it's tasty and refreshing enough to be a credit to their lineup.

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84 out of 100 based on 2,402 ratings.