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Ride Again - Lucette Brewing Company

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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Lucette Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BarrytheBear on 06-14-2011

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Ratings: 100 | Reviews: 24
Photo of maximum12
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Photo of nickapalooza86
4.65/5  rDev +18%
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!

Photo of browniewithnuts
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of jreindl
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Mdog
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Photo of seth128
4.82/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

back visiting the folks in wisco. where i live, i ride my bike to russian river brewery. this beer reminds me of lagunitas pale ale which occupies a middle ground between a pale ale and an ipa. very clean. solid beer. I also tasted the rush river ipa style beer and the new glarus no coast pale ale. All beers are excellent! But this one stood out to me in comparison to my spoiled north bay palate.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of oline73
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Devil's Advocate in Minneapolis. Served in a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a finger of creamy off white head. The head fades to a layer and leaves some lacing on the glass.

Smell: Mild but hoppy. The hops smell a bit green. I'm also getting just a hint of orange peel.

Taste: This beer has a very nice balance to it. Citrus peel hops with a grassy quality along with a nice toasted malt backbone. Slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a finish that's a bit dry.

Overall: I liked the balance and the hop profile to this beer. Very easy to drink, I would definitely have another.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of sonata2008
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Finger-width of foam. Coppery in color, and somewhat cloudy. Only a little bit of lacing.

Smell: Very hoppy smell where floral hops seemed to dominate.

Taste: Less assertive floral hop taste and more on the bitter side with some grass notes with a hint of pine and maybe a bit of grapefruit. Also a great malt flavor in the background. Nice refreshing taste.

Mouth feel: Very lightly carbonated, light to medium mouth feel with a dry finish.

Very enjoyable beer!

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of vette2006c5r
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Easy Rider poured a darker copper color, with a lacy head that dispates near the end. The smell was a bit floral from the hops. The taste also was rather floral, and rather dry, a good amount of bitterness. I found this easier to drink, and very nice carbonation. Overall I found this a very good APA, very enjoyable.

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

64 oz growler purchased at the Fire House in Eau Claire during the waning days of Directional Downs 2011. Chris and I bellied up for a few pints and left with this local brew, which I appear to be the first to rate. I'll attempt to do right by her.

Pours a light orange with a nice head retention and significant lacing. When backlit by the summer sun the middle of the glass shows a consistent stream of tiny bubbles. A nice looking APA.

Smell is malt forward. Sourdough bread, pale malts in the form of crackers, and fair orange and pine. Hard to determine how long this has been on tap and the question never really crossed my mind until I sat down on the deck and cracked the top.

Mildly bitter, faintly orange, and grassy. Sourdough maltiness globs on tight and rides through the entire way. Finishes dry.

Creamy mouthfeel ends in a lingering dryness. Overall this is a nice local APA that I would drink again. I hope Lucette has a long successful run as a welcomed addition to the local beer scene.

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Ride Again from Lucette Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.