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2,193 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,193
Reviews: 833
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 34
Gots: 131 | 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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Ratings: 2,193 | Reviews: 833 | Display Reviews Only:
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-25-2013 10:29:20 | More by ChrisMon02
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MrGone

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-25-2013 06:55:24 | More by MrGone
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LSx

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-25-2013 04:57:35 | More by LSx
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josephwa

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-22-2013 00:44:36 | More by josephwa
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

04-21-2013 21:15:25 | More by warpedrevolution
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ressling

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-21-2013 19:52:52 | More by ressling
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powdersoldier

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-21-2013 17:52:54 | More by powdersoldier
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RNRMFRs

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-21-2013 13:18:25 | More by RNRMFRs
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SometimesIfart

Michigan

3.33/5  rDev -10.7%

A - Pours a medium copper topped off with a thin off-white head that quickly settles to a ring around the glass. Left no lacing.

S - A toasty nuttiness comes to the forefront along with caramel malts. Sweet candy and dates also come through.

T - Caramel malt and sweet candy up front shortly followed by a bit of sour cherry and toasted nuts.

M - Medium bodied with virtually no carbonation.

O - Overall, It was good, but far from great. Not complex in any way, And more than one or two would quickly get too sweet.

04-21-2013 03:31:16 | More by SometimesIfart
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kojevergas

Texas

3.44/5  rDev -7.8%

6.75% ABV confirmed. 35 IBU. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard branded gold pressure cap acquired at a local beer store in SoCal and served into a conicla Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average; I like Lagunitas but their beers often lack diversity. I don't see a bottled on/best before date. I acquired this recently so I'm pretty sure it's fresh.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a four finger beige/light khaki colour head of nice cream and thickness, good froth, and good (~5 minute) retention. Body colour is a vibrant clear translucent copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Pretty typical of the style. No overt or obvious flaws, but it's far from unique or special. Uneven inconsistent lacing as the head recedes.

Sm: Generic floral hops. Pale and caramel malts. Brown sugar. Honey. Light nectary hops. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. A mild strength aroma. I'm excited to try it.

T: Floral hops, brown sugar, pale malts. Caramalts. Bready and grainy. Balance is key here, not complexity. There's not a whole lot going on, but what few flavours it has are well balanced and integrated. A very approachable ale, though I don't feel comfortable calling it an amber. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Maybe a hint of a minty herb. Well built, if simple.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Good body. Good thickness. Good carbonation. Suits the flavour profile well, but doesn't feel custom-tailored to it.

Dr: Another good-but-not-great beer from Lagunitas. It's solid well priced stuff, and I'd happily put a sixer in my fridge, but it just doesn't really try for anything more. It's a very safe beer to put out. I doubt I'll get it again just because it's so forgettable - in spite of its quality. Drinkable, approachable stuff. Just not special or unique.

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04-21-2013 02:23:39 | More by kojevergas
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Braseltonage

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

04-20-2013 21:11:10 | More by Braseltonage
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Vigilante

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-20-2013 20:12:45 | More by Vigilante
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Lazaro

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-20-2013 17:27:20 | More by Lazaro
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jreindl

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-20-2013 06:45:25 | More by jreindl
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Hopmodium

Washington

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-20-2013 05:49:43 | More by Hopmodium
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dreedvol

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +17.4%

Poured in a pint glass.

A - nice head that diminishes slowly with nice lacing.

S - nice rich malty aroma. Nice fruity note - hint of raisin? toasty and sweet.

T - Dark fruit taste with raisin, cherry? and a nice grainy taste Hint of a floral to earthy hop flavor at the end was not expected. Also some yeast esters noted.

M - crisp carbonation, medium body. No ill aftertaste.

I was not sure if this would be another red ale like Killian's and normally avoid them, but this is nice. Sweet but enough complexity to make it a very worthwhile beer choice.

04-19-2013 02:30:02 | More by dreedvol
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Nunya

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-18-2013 23:22:22 | More by Nunya
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Jamison85

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-18-2013 18:16:47 | More by Jamison85
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dmadsen

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-18-2013 04:48:29 | More by dmadsen
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-18-2013 01:13:33 | More by randylangford
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jpaulsen

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-17-2013 03:02:08 | More by jpaulsen
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blurredline

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

04-17-2013 01:34:45 | More by blurredline
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Erice78

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-17-2013 01:09:12 | More by Erice78
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civicm87

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-17-2013 01:09:03 | More by civicm87
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logicerror

California

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

04-17-2013 01:05:12 | More by logicerror
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84 out of 100 based on 2,193 ratings.