Alleycat Amber - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
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3.68/5 rDev +2.2%
Liked the packaging on this one,can find alot of Lost Coast beers here in Greensboro.Pretty basic amber looking ale with little head.Liked the malty sweet almost burnt smell,really liked the caramel taste nice and malty.A little thi I thought towards the bottem of the bottle though.Pretty drinkable nice amber.
02-27-2003 15:29:25 | More by oberon
3.68/5 rDev +2.2%
Appearance Nice, dark cloudy orange with a head that showed good retention and lacing.
Smell Deep citrus hop and caramel malt aroma. I can also pick up apple cider.
Taste Yes, this is an evenly hopped ale with a nice slightly-sweet malt backbone with a hint of raw apple cider (not the sugary kind).
Mouthfeel Fairly big for a pale ale, this one is chewy and somewhat dry.
Drinkability This was the first beer of the night and I was parched, so it went down quite well. The excellent balance and dry finished made this one a buy again.
12-12-2003 01:52:04 | More by RoyalT
3.9/5 rDev +8.3%
12 oz bottle purchased as a single from the Leaf and Ale, in Knoxville, Tn. This pours a clear amber body with a one finger, orange tinted beige head that retains well and leaves lots of patchy lace.
The aroma is citrusy hops of orange, lemon, and grapefruit. Pale malt sweetness takes the edge off the hop aromas to produce a slightly restrained bouquet.
Mouthfeel has a nice medium full body for style and has above average carbonation to hold it together.
Taste is very nice, with fruity orange and pink grapefruit hop flavors which gently fold into a caramel flavored malt backbone. The hops have a fresh taste which highlights a bittersweet finish.
This one is like a good American ESB on steroids. Tasty citrusy hops give this amber a very pleasant drinkability.
11-28-2004 13:16:12 | More by merlin48
4.03/5 rDev +11.9%
Picked up a sixer of 8 Ball Stout while on Long Island...Shoreline Beverage to be exact.
Was surprised to find this bottle mixed in (not thrilled) and figured I was cheated. After trying this beer, I feel it was a blessing in disguise.
Pours a very inviting bright copper...almost what I'd expect from a pumpkin spiced brew. A decent amount of beige head sits on top w/ very minimal lacing that has practically no cling. Still, a very attractive offering.
The aroma is a bit mild...a floral hop character w/ some caramel mixed in.
Taste is one very tasty sip after another...very well balanced w/ a huge hop presence (for its style). Carmelized malt keeps this beer balanced...I do not detect anything that would classify this as a Red.
Mouthfeel is decent...not thin at all and has no lingering bitterness.
This could be one of the easiest brews to consume if given the opportunity.
Another solid beer from Lost Coast.
04-03-2005 01:18:55 | More by warriorsoul
3.95/5 rDev +9.7%
A-Pours a fingers worth of foamy beige head that continues to lace the pint glass. Completely clear and light amber color.
S-Nice caramel malt aroma, toasted nuttiness in here too.
T-Dominant toasty nuttiness. Reminds me of a nut brown ale. Slight spicy hop finish.
M-Medium bodied, high carbonation, finish is a bit long thanks to the spicy hops and finishes dry.
D-An easy one to drink.
O-This is a solid beer. Easy to drink and tasty. Well done, I like this one a lot more than their wheat beer.
02-17-2012 01:20:30 | More by deebo
3.23/5 rDev -10.3%
Standard amber and red colored beer, good carbonation to it, smell was of irish moss.
Tastes straight up, good enough toast feel to the malt, hop presence, but nothing that is going to blow you away or be confused for nugget nectar, bitterness kept in check. Slightly bready. Tiny bit of citrus orange like flavor on the backend.
A decent beer to have around, nothing too adventurous, but it has its time and place.
03-24-2011 23:41:13 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.2/5 rDev -11.1%
On tap served in a pint glass
A - Clear amber with 2 finger off white head and moderate head retention and moderate lacing.
S - Caramel, malt, grapefruit hot notes.
T - Follows the smell, decent balance but won't blow your mind.
M - Medium body, medium carbonation
O - Slightly above average Amber, not my favorite, probably won't get it again, but try it!
02-02-2012 20:52:05 | More by williamjbauer
4.43/5 rDev +23.1%
A: Very nice amber to copper color, no faults in appearance
S: Malts and hops pronounced
T: Sweet and bitter tastes have a nice balance. Caremel malts very noticable. Lots of flavors.
M: Medium body
D: Very drinkable, has the right amount of contrasts for the style.
Overall, a very good amber to copper ale that offers full flavors and excellent drinkability.
02-03-2008 06:02:55 | More by Surefire
United Kingdom (England)
3.03/5 rDev -15.8%
Tap@Lost Coast. Nutty, orangey, hopsy finish, not over the top, nice session beer, innofensive, fairly tasty. I'm guiessing this is one of there best selling beers, but even so, its not bland or anything, its really pleasant, nothing wrong, just not overly complex or anything, Tasty beer.
02-24-2005 13:52:00 | More by rastaman
3.63/5 rDev +0.8%
This is a beautiful brown to orange "amber" ale.
The tan head is a mix of fine and large bubbles.
Head dissipates rather quickly.
Aroma is not huge but slightly malty and seemingly in style.
Taste is a good balance of hop tang and malt. It seemed to attract the flying insects on my patio!
This is a "drink steadily all night" kind of beer.
I need to sample the rest of Lost Coast's line up.
07-26-2006 04:07:34 | More by brewQ
3.53/5 rDev -1.9%
A Yankee pint at the Yard House in Waikiki.
This beer pours a clear, dark golden amber hue, with one solid finger of foamy, wispy pale beige head, which leaves a nice fuzzy hedgerow of lace around the glass as everything settles in.
It smells of faint grainy malt, some mild citrus coughdrops, and a bit of leafy, earthy hop dryness. The taste is sour, doughy malt, mild leafy, weedy hops, and a soft needling citrus alcohol edge.
The bubbles are quite restrained, the body an unremarkable medium weight, and smooth, but with that weird ascerbic red ale metallic stripe. It finishes fairly off-dry, the stale pastry malt facing little challenge from any latent hop attitude.
A so-so amber ale, one which you could put back in substantial amounts if so need be. I picked this from among many, because, even though Lost Coast is represented at home, this particular offering isn't - maybe the fact that our biggest local micro is called Alley Kat has something to do with that?
05-09-2012 02:34:50 | More by biboergosum
3.88/5 rDev +7.8%
Appearance - Pours a hazy amber orange with an off-white, 2 finger head. Good retention. The resulting lace is thick and sticky.
Smell - Caramel dominates the aroma. Some lightly toasted breadiness. Not much outside that.
Taste - Follows the nose. Malt forward. Rich caramel malts with notes of toffee. Hops are concealed, but do well to add a touch of citrus bitterness and to keep this from being overly sweet.
Mouthfeel - Light body. A touch creamy. Carbonation lends to a decent bite.
Overall - One of the better offerings from Lost Coast. Full flavored and easy to drink. Though slightly tilted in favor of malts, has good balance. There's nothing complex about this beer, but it's pretty tasty.
05-30-2012 00:47:48 | More by TheSixthRing
3.9/5 rDev +8.3%
Thanks to barleywinefiend for this extra.
Pours a deep ruby amber color with a good white head that retains fairly well and leaves nice lacing.
Nose is of some sharp rock candy like malt profile with a touch of hops, but this one defenitely smells like it will be balanced, and defenitely more traditional american style, not one of the hoppier ambers that are popular of late.
Taste is quite nice. A very good balance between some crisp malt sweetness and a mild west coast hop profile. The beginning is driven my rock candy like sharp sweetness with a slight touch of citrus. Hops make their presence known most through the middle and on the finish, but are still evenly contested by the malts, and certainly not an intensely hoppy beer by any means. There is a slight hop bitterness on the finish, and in the aftertaste, and the malt profile turns a tad more creamy on the finish as well.
Mouthfeel is ok for the most part. Slight overcarbonation, but viscosity is right on, and it has a nice crisp feel without being too dry.
Drinkability is typical for a good amber, a bit better maybe. Could defenitely put away a few of these, and the abv is right about where I would expect it to be.
Overall a nice amber that represents the more traditional american ambers quite well. There is a decent hop presence here though, not devoid of such. This is a good session amber. This one is slightly underrated IMO, really not a bad beer at all. Nothing amazing or fancy, but a good everyday amber.
02-24-2009 04:26:04 | More by AKBelgianBeast
3.53/5 rDev -1.9%
Enjoyed on tap at The Yard House, Scottsdale. An average amber, an average beer. Amber highlights with white lace. Very drinkable from malting, though a tad of sourness in there. Malty aroma, some hops within.Average mouthfeel.Leaves sweetish aftertaste.
02-07-2010 14:32:45 | More by Sammy
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