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Cruising With Ruben & The Jets - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Cruising With Ruben & The JetsCruising With Ruben & The Jets

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BA SCORE
83
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298 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 298
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%


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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mattster

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opened 22 fl oz bomber bottle, poured into Nonic glass.

Pours a frothy brown nice head of 1" that very slowly dies down. Brew is an opaque brown/black brew.

Smell is of dark malts and slight coffee notes - sort of muted. Taste is of dark chocolates and malt. A bit sweeter than I normally enjoy in this style, but all in all, a decent brew. Is pretty mouth-filling, and the bubbles finish pretty well.

Nothing out of this world, but I'm glad I gave this one a spin.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2009 09:31:20 | More by mattster
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Cruising With Ruben & The Jets from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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