Lost Dog | Napa Smith Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Napa Smith Brewery
California, United States
napasmithbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Offa on 04-22-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
215
Reviews:
97
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
16.47%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 215 |  Reviews: 97
Photo of Beginner2
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of singletary
3.49/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured in a 12oz. mug, color is a cloudy amber with small head. The smell is of a hops with the taste more of a mildness with a little hoppy bite in aftertaste. Overall a nice average offering.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LannahC
4.06/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of T100Mark
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap, in a pint glass, at the brewery.

Appearance - Nice copper color. Amazing clarity. Moderate white, foamy head. Moderate stickage. A fine looking beer.

Smell - Malty/bready. A touch sweet. A bit toasty. Nice.

Taste - Moderate caramel flavor. Faint vanilla taste. A little toasty. A mild hop hit on the back-end.

Mouth - Fine carbonation. Clean.

Overall - A nice, straight-forward ale. British in character. Balanced. Very chugable. A touch more malt would be appreciated. I don't know why the ratings aren't a little higher (although the fact that the beer I was sampling came out of the fermentation tank yesterday might have something to do with this).

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Photo of twonder23
3.99/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had from a bomber and on tap at Prima. L: Hazy amber with a light copper tint under a 1” clingy white foam collar. S: Bread and citrus T: Starts with sweet malt, light bread crust and finishes with a bitter hop accent. F: Medium body and medium carbonation. O: I tend to prefer more assertive styles but this beer has character and is easy to drink.

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Photo of GlacierSapien
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A tasty red ale, doesn't do anything novel, but good nonetheless. Easy to down a few of these.

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Photo of thampel09
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Geoffq
4.23/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

nice beer little strong reddish color

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Photo of Immortale25
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a reddish dark amber color with a 1/4 inch light tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and minimal wisps of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Glassy aroma with some herbal hops mixed in. Crystal malt smell.

T- Flavor's a bit better than the aroma leads on with some hop spiciness and a decent malt backbone. Fits the profile of a red ale but there's not much character behind it. Easy to drink.

M- Slightly oily with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Has a decent drinkability to it even if it is lacking in flavor. Could be a lot worse (see their Organic IPA).

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Photo of Thedrizzle
2.94/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Salemjeff
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of OKCNittany
3.69/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of avwrite
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%

Not as bad as I thought it would be. Color is amberish, and comes out a little cloudy. However, taste wise, it's decent. Kind of steely, but definitely has the kick of a red ale. A little spicy. It's nothing to scream about, and tastes a little standard, but still not that bad.

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Photo of KnowYourCraft
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Jonesy1337
5/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of weaf
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Nice but a bit strong for a Red.

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Photo of bongobeer
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Fitzpat4
4.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of cdog707yo
4.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Necronomad
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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Lost Dog from Napa Smith Brewery
3.4 out of 5 based on 215 ratings.
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