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Cruising With Ruben & The Jets - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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83
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300 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 300
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BradLikesBrew on 12-05-2008)
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jasonjlewis

Texas

3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this after a homebrew RIS and compared.

Pours a nice 1 1/2 finger head with great retention and a nice dark brown color.

Smell is of dark caramel malts and some aromatic malt. Intense toffee notes come in and rob the beer of any roasted malt/chocolate malt nose. The nose is GREAT, it's just not to style.

This beer needs some more roasted characteristic It needs to cut down on the crystal malts a tiny bit or at least up the roasted malts to balance. There is also a bit of a citrusy note from what I'm guessing is a late hop addition.

Mouthfeel is nice and thick and has good carbonation. It should be a 4, but I want to take a little bit of points off somewhere.

This beer has too much toffee sweetness, but not enough dark malt characteristic. That being said, I like it and could drink it for a while, but it doesn't fit the style and I've had much better imperial stouts. At $3.99 a bomber, it's a nice choice.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2009 08:02:49 | More by jasonjlewis
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Cruising With Ruben & The Jets from Lagunitas Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 300 ratings.