1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Ride Again - Lucette Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Ride AgainRide Again

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

90 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 90
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lucette Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BarrytheBear on 06-14-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of xmorgan
4/5  rDev +1.5%

xmorgan, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of sparx1100
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

sparx1100, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of heytomcat
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

heytomcat, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of Fluffmeister
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Fluffmeister, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of sacrelicio
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

sacrelicio, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of ZAP
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Golden coored...nice white head and lacing on glass.

S-Pretty malty on the aroma....nice....toasted caramel...also some nice floral hop notes mix in gently....

T-A balanced APA that drinks real nicely...nice malty front to this but the floral hops really lend a nice touch.

M-Maybe a bit overcarbonated...body seems a bit light in the shorts....

O-If you are rating this I suggest drinking a couple first as this really is growing on me as I type this. I thought this had more hoppiness when I had it on tap about a year ago but I'm getting some tasting hop burps right now so it's not like this is lacking...It's certainly not a hop bomb but I love the balance and drinkability of this...very nice sessionable pale ale

ZAP, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of TWHartman
3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- orange-golden with thick white head, recedes down a bit, but has nice retention, leaves nice lace

S- very well balanced. I get citrus, but more sweet citrus than bitter ie oranges more than grapefruit, some orange pith, bready malt, crystal malt sweetness

T- Nice bitter hop flavor, balanced well with malt backbone. Dry finish. Very well balanced.

M- very dry finish, nice amount of carbonation to make this very drinkable. Bitterness sticks to side of tongue and back of throat, cut slightly by malt flavor.

O- very drinkable pale ale. God-send for somebody who is getting sick of being blasted with hops and unbalanced pale ales.

TWHartman, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of HardWater
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

HardWater, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of CoryR
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

CoryR, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of elec
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

elec, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of morimech
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz can. Has a golden color with a two finger head that settles to a thin cap. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Relatively straight forward and balanced aroma of citrus hops and bready malt. Smells more of oranges rather then grapefruit. Has a bready malt foundation that I prefer in my pale ales. Slightly more hop forward in flavor than the aroma led on. Orange and orange rind flavor with hints of hay. Slightly bitter finish.

Not a big beer and is nicely carbonated. The best beer I have had from Lucette. Also a pretty good value with a 6-pack of pounders for $10.

morimech, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of emerge077
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Into a fluted tulip glass it pours a bright saturated orange with slowly rising carbonation. A finger of foam on top, with a halo of delicate lacing in the glass. Swirling rekindles a fine skim across the surface, but the foam fades away fairly quickly with a collar of foam around the edges.

Bright citrusy hop aroma, fresh and green, slightly dank.

Moderate hop bitterness, citrus peel flavors, light pale malt, and a resiny feel that sticks to the teeth. Light bodied and very drinkable. Reminds me of a certain local favorite, Daisy Cutter, though with a more citrus based hop profile. A nice hoppy session ale, on the level of Indeed Day Tripper.

emerge077, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of pjsikorsky
4/5  rDev +1.5%

pjsikorsky, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of Minn_Joe
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Minn_Joe, May 31, 2013
Photo of herman77
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Fairly clear glowing orange golden color with a average off white head. Nice lacing.

S: Nice citrus, floral and slight tropical hops mixed with a nice pale, bready, carmel malt.

T: Really nice balance of citrus, grapefruit, ever so slight tropical/sweet hops with a nice malt backbone. The carmel/bready malt comes through a bit more on the backend and the finish is a bit dry with a nice mild hop bitterness.

M: On the lighter side of medium, average carbonation. Nice.

O: A really nice pale ale with good drinkability. Easy to drink, yet just complex and balanced enough to keep you coming back. Someone at Lucette said this is the same beer as Easy Rider, just rebranded now that it is in cans. I do remember Easy Rider being a bit sweeter with more tropical fruit flavors, though this is still really good and $10 a six pack tallboys is hard to beat.

herman77, May 24, 2013
Photo of maximum12
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Though I've had them mostly on tap, Lucette is moving towards one of those breweries who I'll try just about anything from. Pale Ale? In 16 oz. cans? Reasonable price? Done. One for me, one for my wife.

Pour is a nice, sunny (well, I can imagine I remember what the sun looks like) orange, filtered, looks very pale-like. Nose works like a subsistence farmer, some of the strongest floral hops I can recall sniffing, pale malt backing peels off, spare spices. Like.

Ride Again rolls over a well-traveled highway; the hot promise of the nose doesn't quite translate to the taste. Floral hops are only slightly bitter (still under 20, probably), & mingled easily with the pale malts on the tongue. Vague spices resolve into a more sinister batch of citrus. Easy to drink, this one should go down well on a hot day.

Nice beer that really started with a bang; if Lucette could can that smell, they'd have a stunner. As is a very good beer that I really warmed to as I worked through the glass.

maximum12, May 22, 2013
Photo of nickapalooza86
4.64/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a light amber bordering on a orange with a half finger of head

Smell is citrus, bready, lemon and even a little lime,

Taste is a unreal balance between malt and hops, citrus followed by bready malts and so it goes, orange and lemon followed by a nice bready character which finishes with a slight piney dryness.

Mouthfeel is medium light with adequate carbonation

Well is comes in 6 packs of Pints cans!! No better system then that!

I can not fault this one really at all, everything a APA should be, perfect balance between hops and malt, really nice, would love to brew a clone of this bad boy, really great stuff here!

nickapalooza86, May 18, 2013
Photo of browniewithnuts
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

browniewithnuts, May 13, 2013
Photo of jreindl
4/5  rDev +1.5%

jreindl, May 06, 2013
Photo of gatornation
4/5  rDev +1.5%

gatornation, May 05, 2013
Photo of Mdog
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Amber, good head.

Smell: Caramel and citrus, a little bit of spiciness.

Taste: Moderate caramel and toffee flavors, balanced by a citrus rind bitterness.

Overall: Picked up a six pack as I've liked other Lucette beers. Wasn't as pleased with this one as the others, it leans a little too much to the English pale side rather than APA in my opinion. A little more malty than hoppy. It's ok.

Mdog, May 04, 2013
Photo of smogfood
4/5  rDev +1.5%

smogfood, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of Fargrow
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Fargrow, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of PieOhMy
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

PieOhMy, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of Greggy
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours an orange copper color, crystal clear. White head with good retention. Lacing is plentiful ringing the glass after each sip.

S- Big balanced grapefruit and pine and some mango. Malt comes through as well. Hops are very northwest.

T- starts out with pine and grapefruit along with some breadiness and mango notes. The finish is very hoppy, oily and drying but clean. Long finish.

M- light and appropriate carbonation is pleasing on the palette.

O- great American pale that is a great representation of the style: both hoppy and balanced, resulting in a drinkable offering. Excellent.

Re-reviewed and updated notes on 2.25.12

Greggy, Feb 26, 2013
Ride Again from Lucette Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.