Loakal Red
The Bruery

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From:
The Bruery
 
California, United States
Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #19
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,106
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 11.42%
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
429
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 19, 2021
Added:
Sep 25, 2010
Wants:
  20
Gots:
  75
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Rated: 4 by mpenske from California

May 19, 2021
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Reviewed by ghostfacekilla69 from Virginia

4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: amber-brown body with Fluffy loose off-white head with good retention
S: crisp piney hops are the predominant on the nose; underneath is some dark honey sweetness and a bit of toastiness;
T: starts with toasted biscuit, has some dry grain; hop bitterness balances everything out at the end. It’s good but maybe a little watered down
M: Medium body with pretty aggressive carb, a bit of syrupiness but no cloy. Pleasant.
O: solid offering from a brewery whose lower gravity beers can be a little hit or miss
Jun 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.1 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Jun 02, 2020
 
Rated: 3.7 by kofukasho from Japan

Mar 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from Washington

Jan 31, 2020
 
Rated: 3.64 by gboley from California

Oct 19, 2019
 
Rated: 4.07 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Sep 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.92 by jakecattleco from California

Jul 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by denver10 from New Mexico

Jul 16, 2019
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Reviewed by Zorro from California

3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Clear red colored ale with a very tall tan colored head. It certainly is the color red. Smells strongly malty with lots of caramel.

Smells a bit soapy. Scent of cinnamon and sandalwood. It is quite woody scented. Certainly it is woody.

Starts out mildly sweet and a bit savory. Sensation of salt on the tongue. Taste of caramel and wood, think caramel apple stick where the caramel soaks in deeply. But that is pretty much it, mild caramel and woody.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall this is a mild ale that wants to please. You could drink this anytime with any sort of food.
Jul 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.02 by michiganmatt from California

Jun 30, 2019
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Intriguing. Intriguing like Barbara Stanwyk as a blonde circa Double Indemnity. Now, almost like said masterpiece, is the perfect crime pulled off? Almost. It has a lot going on. IPA hoppy, Red Ale caramels... and then there’s that oak! And what’s interesting enough, unlike a Kardashian, is that they are all very subtle. Not one note hits you over the head like a Brahmas concerto.

It’s good. Not great. Just good.
May 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by stephenlee from England

Jan 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.86 by txx675rx from California

Mar 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.67 by Vylo from New Jersey

Nov 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.29 by evanwoertz from California

Oct 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.38 by StoutSnob40 from California

Oct 12, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle to becher pint glass, the appearance was a ruddy burnt amber color with a minimal white foamy head that fell off at a slow pace. Some stringy lace. The aroma had a clean smooth sweet caramel/toffee malt base rolling over some citrusy sweet and bitter hops. Light earthiness and a little bit of roasted to sweet nuts amplify the overall enjoyment of the nose. The flavor had the sweetness up front of the prior mentioned aromas to collide with the roastiness and a subtle herbal to floral smooth sweet contour. Aftertaste mixed the caramel/toffee malts with the hops pretty nice. Finish was clean, smooth and sweet. The palate was medium bodied with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation and ABV felt as projected by the brewer. Overall, pretty damn nice beer by not a cheap brewery, but hey the second bottle I was able to get of this I had with a grilled bacon and parmesan cheese sandwich and well, I have to admit, that was one hell of a pairing!
Jun 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Marvicsin from California

Mar 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.97 by South2NW from Oregon

Oct 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Kurmaraja from California

Aug 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.23 by SoCal_Matt from California

Jul 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by t2grogan from Arizona

Jul 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.98 by HeartofMiami from Florida

May 25, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Good hearty red appearance on this one with over 1/2" of white head, ample clarity. Dropped a serious amount of dry hopping here, Centennial I believe, works well, impressive, elite 1st tier hopping/aroma notes from this red ale. Impressive.

This hit all kinds of involved notes here, lots of hops, green vegetal feel to them, lush and bitter, red malt is not overly peaty or 'red' for a lack of a better descriptor. Some woodsy vanilla, citrus.

This is a relatively complex and underrated red ale. One of the best, seems to get hardly any love, but it is top notch stuff. Better than Nugget Nectar, just not as convenient of a format and price.
Apr 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by RichH55 from Illinois

Apr 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by stwok21 from California

Mar 16, 2016
 
Rated: 3.78 by Intlpostman from California

Feb 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by nmann08 from Virginia

Feb 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.51 by Rammed96 from Maryland

Nov 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.9 by oldsailor from Connecticut

Nov 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.8 by malfunxion from New York

Oct 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.74 by Redgoatman from California

Oct 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4.1 by MickeyHops from California

Sep 23, 2015
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Reviewed by Radome from Florida

4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Oak is in the name and description, but it's not prominent. To me this is well-hopped US red ale, with somewhat harsh bitterness and a strange smoky note.
Sep 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by Ryancthomas7 from California

Aug 15, 2015
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Reviewed by Brolo75 from California

4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass

A: Dark red, amber, mahogany color, big creamy head, lots of lacing, different red hues when held up to the light, looks really good.

A: Lots of citrus hop notes up front, really big lemon aromas, slight vanilla, oak, it has a cream soda/lemon soda kind of aroma, no alcohol.

T: Citrus hop notes, some malts, vanilla, slight oak, I'm getting the citrus notes, then there is a nice balance with a slight oak character, kind of pulls the beer from being too hoppy and bitter.

M: Medium mouthfeel with a decent amount of carbonation, dry finish.

O: First thought as I finish is that this is different than other beers I've tried. Citrus hoppy notes up front, then it's balanced with the vanilla, oak, wood notes from the barrel, and finishes dry.
Aug 12, 2015
 
Rated: 4.24 by ivegot3Dvision from Oregon

Aug 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4.04 by kkawachi from Hawaii

Aug 07, 2015
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Reviewed by Mattygross44 from California

1.9/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5
Ummmm no just simply no... I think the bruery was confused when making this one..and thats coming from a die hard Bruery fan and living 5 mins from the place.
Jul 24, 2015
Loakal Red from The Bruery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 561 ratings