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Alleycat Amber - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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BA SCORE
82
good

313 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | 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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likeemdark

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-28-2012 06:18:44 | More by likeemdark
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beerpadawan

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-27-2012 06:56:44 | More by beerpadawan
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ncstephen


4.5/5  rDev +25%

08-26-2012 21:11:43 | More by ncstephen
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mwayne


4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-24-2012 23:53:15 | More by mwayne
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-14-2012 22:11:34 | More by Immortale25
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lauries444

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-07-2012 02:17:54 | More by lauries444
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MarshMan71

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-01-2012 23:14:55 | More by MarshMan71
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Jovo

California

4.5/5  rDev +25%

08-01-2012 06:16:31 | More by Jovo
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice, deep amber color with a finger-width head. Nothing too big on the nose, but a hint of bread and caramel. Taste was more on the malty side - almost no hop presence. It was a very smooth drink, but one that I don't think I would care for in a session or if there were alternate choices. Something about it gets, I don't know, old quickly. It's a good beer, but not a great one. This is a recurring theme for Lost Coast.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2012 00:18:57 | More by TheRealBigC
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dominic4beer

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-22-2012 19:24:43 | More by dominic4beer
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jburchett

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.1%

07-20-2012 01:26:45 | More by jburchett
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csustar001

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-17-2012 21:37:10 | More by csustar001
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-07-2012 15:29:41 | More by LJWalker
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Drinkerofales

California

3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A slightly hazy light brown liquid is capped by a huge tan head which leaves minimal lacing.

Smells of roasted caramel malts, and a faint pine hop.

Taste follows closely to aroma, with the toasted malts and a hint of the hop.

Texture is very smooth, if a bit thin, but very drinkable.

A very mellow brew, flavor is not special, but at least it's solid.

DOA

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 21:17:29 | More by Drinkerofales
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justinp

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-03-2012 02:27:06 | More by justinp
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lmundane

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

07-03-2012 00:59:00 | More by lmundane
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DrunkenMonk

California

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-30-2012 05:34:18 | More by DrunkenMonk
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nrbw23

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a slighty murky brownish red color with a small off white head. Head has very little retention and leaves pretty much no lacing.

S- A bit of yeast spice, a touch of citrus and bready malts.

T- Quite a bit of orange, lemon, bit of pine and spice. Everything was pretty tame.

M- Lighter side of medium in body and carbonation seemed about middle of the road.

O- Nothing special here. Pretty boring.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 20:47:26 | More by nrbw23
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benclimbs

California

3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours brown with a slight head and good color

Smell is nice - a little dried fruit mixes with typical malt notes

Taste is what i would expect from an amber - it's a drinkable brew but really lacks any complexity - a little spice at the finish perhaps but that's about it a solid 3

overall this is a average example of a style i'm not crazy about to begin with, not a beer i would order but drinkable nonetheless

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 20:48:31 | More by benclimbs
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dseiters

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-18-2012 10:41:36 | More by dseiters
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a hazy amber brown color. An off-white head dissiaptes to a thin layer of bubbles. Rings of light foamy lacing stick to the glass. The beer smells malty and caramel-sweet. The taste profile is what a good solid amber should be like: sweet malt up front, with faint bready character in the middle. A hint of hops in the finish. The beer is medium to light bodied.

Overall, just a good solid amber ale. Just what I expect, and good enough to session.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 23:44:25 | More by JuicesFlowing
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Mpreed23


2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

06-17-2012 02:21:01 | More by Mpreed23
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59rockabilly

Kansas

4/5  rDev +11.1%

06-07-2012 00:19:16 | More by 59rockabilly
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TheSixthRing

California

3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 00:47:48 | More by TheSixthRing
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Bigred1311

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-25-2012 19:16:41 | More by Bigred1311
Alleycat Amber from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
82 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.