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Alleycat Amber - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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BA SCORE
82
good

312 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 312
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.47%
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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Ratings: 312 | Reviews: 163 | Display Reviews Only:
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atone315

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -16.9%

02-01-2012 03:15:33 | More by atone315
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.9%

09-14-2013 16:40:49 | More by BostonPhilly
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KlayWey

Idaho

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-28-2014 19:47:05 | More by KlayWey
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projhex

California

3/5  rDev -16.9%

11-15-2011 21:01:57 | More by projhex
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justinp

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.9%

07-03-2012 02:27:06 | More by justinp
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Kelpie17

California

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-08-2014 05:26:37 | More by Kelpie17
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chugamugofsud

Oregon

3/5  rDev -16.9%

02-22-2013 16:35:44 | More by chugamugofsud
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GAlcaraz1

California

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-22-2012 10:12:53 | More by GAlcaraz1
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.9%

11-18-2013 07:28:02 | More by Erik-P
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ToddThompson

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.9%

07-09-2014 14:17:34 | More by ToddThompson
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jmathis

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-30-2013 19:17:45 | More by jmathis
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johnhenryconway


3/5  rDev -16.9%

11-19-2011 05:49:45 | More by johnhenryconway
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StoicBeast

California

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-31-2012 11:02:20 | More by StoicBeast
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nrbw23

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.9%
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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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.9%

07-02-2013 21:37:20 | More by WOLFGANG
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ManuelHerrera

California

3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a light brown/tangerine with a light head and thin lacing from a bottle that's reminiscent of the Harlem jazz scene.

S - Heavy citrus and yeast aromas permeate making this beer seem more and more like a honey-wheat style. Unassuming and inoffensive, nothing distinct.

T/M - Heavy tangerine with hints of honey, lemon, mild pine, but overall there isn't much going on here. Thin and lacking a variety on the palate. Easy drinking but flavors only come in on the back end for the casual drinker.

O - Very much a mediocre brew that's unlikely to win over the beer fans or people curious to try new things. A great brewery's less-than-shining entry.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 21:52:15 | More by ManuelHerrera
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swgwilt

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-23-2014 18:22:32 | More by swgwilt
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2005 13:52:00 | More by rastaman
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kemoarps

Washington

3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

enh. It was ok, not bad, just wasn't really my cup of tea.

it poured a decent light rusty colour, with a decent head that eventually dissipated, but stuck around for a reasonable amount of time.

The smell was underwhelming, not leaving much of an impression on me, certainly nothing lasting. In fact, I find myself retesting again and again moreso than usual just to try and write this short paragraph. Smells citrusy and hoppier than I had anticiapted (not to say that it is an overhopped beer necessarily, just that based on other reviews and just kind of general understanding, I expected more of a malt profile than I noticed.)

The taste is again ok. Not spectacular, but not bad. It follows in the footsteps of the smell, with a citrusy aspect with a little bit more emphasis on hops and a little less on malts than I expected, though the malts are more readily available to the tongue than they are the nose.

It hits the tongue like a fairly standard microbrew, which I realize sounds like a copout answer, but it's really the best way I can think of to describe it. it's got decent carbonation as it plays across the tongue, and is not leave to much of a residue in the mouth.

It's a reasonably drinkable beer, again, nothing that makes it standout in my opinion, but is not overwhelming and restrictive in ways that other beers can be. sessionable, though my personal taste would prefer some diversity.

overall, an ok beer. nothing exceptional, but no glaring weaknesses. If you find yourself with the opportunity and it's reasonably priced, it can be tasty enough, but I would definitely not go out of my way to find it.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2008 01:07:10 | More by kemoarps
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JBogan

Nevada

3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A somewhat cloudy brown beer with a small slightly off white head which left almost no lacing.

Smelled and tasted buttery, bot not too much so, along with a bisquit bite. Not really complex.

Mouthfeel was thick and just a little too flat for my taste.

Not a very memorable beer. It's about average for it's style, but really nothing going on here that beckons me back for more. As my scores suggest, just an average brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2008 02:30:45 | More by JBogan
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1fastz28

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

has a very reddish brown color to it, with minimal head. doesn't have a very strong aroma to it, some hops to it but nothing truly distinguishable. my first sip i immediately sense wateryness to it, not alot of body to it. tastes somewhat malty, but nothing great, not alot of uniquess to it. relatively drinkable overall

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2007 01:37:03 | More by 1fastz28
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BierReise

Florida

3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not very exciting, kind of bland in my opinion. Clear amber with nice head but poor retention. Aroma is light, cascade and sweet malt but Mbodied with very slight if any bitterness. Flavor is pretty basic and similar to a Sam Adams Ale or a Petes Wicked Ale. I liked their Brown Ale much better and their Stout is also pretty decent.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2003 16:25:35 | More by BierReise
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RenoZymurgist

Nevada

3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured a clear deep gold that was almost red but was too light. The head began an inch thick but soon faded away to a ring of film on my glass. There was little aroma but a bit of fruity esters did hint at the ale yeast heritage. The taste was all about the caramel malt sweetness with only an initial spicy hop bitterness. The density of this brew was good allowing the ale to have a richness in the flavor that allowed the malt flavors to linger a bit longer. Average drinkability due to the one-sided caramel sweetness this ale might get a little old after a pint or two.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2004 09:06:59 | More by RenoZymurgist
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HappyHourHero

Indiana

3.1/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Oatmeal colored head fades quickly to a thing ring. Fairly sweet malt and caramel aroma. Transparent dark amber colored beer. Mildy sweet cereal malt and hoppy tea flavor. Body is fairly light and the carbonation is lacking resulting in a beer who's sweetness becomes overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2004 03:03:23 | More by HappyHourHero
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BeerManDan

California

3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

When poured, this amber ale was a light amber color with little foam that dissapated with in a few seconds. The smell was of roasted malts with a caramel aroma and a hint of citrus. The taste was more of a citrus/hoppy flavor with very little on the roasted malts or caramel. The flavor was not what the aroma brought to my nose.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2003 05:43:38 | More by BeerManDan
Alleycat Amber from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
82 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.