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Alleycat Amber - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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BA SCORE
82
good

348 Ratings
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Ratings: 348
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 10
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-15-2002)
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a reddish gold/ amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry, bitter, malty scent that boasts of pale and crystal malts along with a slightly sweet yeast aroma. The taste is good. It has a nice breadlike maltiness to it with a dry bitter hop flavor that rounds out the palate. It goes down smooth and finishes with a grainy aftertaste. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a fine amber ale. It has good malt complexity and hop qualities; a fine sessions ale.

Photo of Durge
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the Jax Deli & Ale House in Lake Mary, Florida. A dark amber color brew with a thin off-white head and substantial lacing. It had a nice malty scent including some light piney hops. The first taste suggested banana and more hops with very decent carbonation to lively things up. It has some bready/biscuit qualities along with some brown sugar sweetness. It has a slightly dry finish that goes well with the sweet flavors for a very pleasing end. Very easy to drink especially with such good flavor. It's only knock for my tastes is that it was too thin in body which seemed a bit odd with so much good flavor going on. But I liked this and would suggest a try.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of jkrich
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle with a rather quirky looking "alley cat" on the label. There is something stamped on the bottle 09/j/08, but I am not sure this is a freshness code.
Poured a slightly hazy, reddish amber with little head retention or lacing.

The aroma was of inviting sweet malts and some spiciness.

As an amber, it was spot on - initial sweet maltiness that lingers on the tongue without being cloying. This one has a refreshing flavor with subtle hop bitterness.

This is a good medium bodied ale that is not overly carbonated and leaves a sweet refreshing taste in the mouth long after the sip.

I have to rank this amber ale right up there with my favorite - Bell's Amber. It has a great deal of complexity for just an "amber" style. You could easily enjoy this one in the warm or cold weather. There are a few lost coast ales in my area, but sadly this is not one of them.

Photo of aquaderek
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tasting glass. The appearance is nice, amber, but more on the reddish side with a tanish head which last for a while and on dissipate quickly reappears if the beer is agitated. The nose is initially diacetyl and butterscotch, then come the roasted malty notes. I cannot really find too much hop presence, but that is consistent with the style. The taste is good and well balanced; nothing really jumps out and grabs you, nice unobtrusive well balanced beer. I would definitely drink a few in a sitting.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on-tap at Freakin Frog in Las Vegas.

This amber ale poured a cloudy, amber/red color with dark, crumbly tan foam that settled and clung to the glass. The smell was nicely malty. The taste was quite hoppy with citrusy hops (northwest hops) and a good malty flavor to balance. The mouthfeel was dry and hoppy with medium-full body and good carbonation. The malty flavor lingered in the finish. This was a good amber ale, though this sample showed a touch of oxidation.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

good with a kick taste smilar to sam adams boston laguer

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a really good beer.

Appearance- reddish brown, transparent

Smell- malty, very nice

Taste- malty, sweet

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- really good, will drink it again, got six more anyway lol, another great beer from Lost Coast Brewery

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from paulthebeerguru, so a big Thank You goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a very thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is a good blend of caramelized malts, fruity citrus and pale hops.

T: The taste is decently balanced with flavors of citrus and caramel sweetness up front. Then a good amount of hops bitterness comes in. There's a hearty malt character that carries a touch of smokiness with it. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, to me this is an ordinary beer overall, but it's still worth drinking several of.

Photo of Mark
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Typical amber ale, caramel maltiness and subtle hopping on the finish. Clear amber, thick white head, and solid lacing. nice refreshing drinkable ale from Lost Coast. Thin watery mouthfeel only drawback.

Alleycat Amber from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
82 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.