Dry Hopped Censored
Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
Red Ale - American Amber / Red
3.91 | pDev: 6.65%
Jan 29, 2020
Feb 08, 2018
Very Good
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Notes: Malty, Roasty, and Deceptively Smooth… This Amber-esque ale gets more of a cocoa-toasty flavor from the use of chocolate malts
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Ratings by woodychandler:
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4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

I almost glossed over this one until my local pusher, I mean, purveyor put me onto the fact that it was a dry-hopped version! Sounds good to me.

From the bottle: "Limited Release"; "So, like, you know, we were uhh doing the thing with the Hop Cannon and all, and, so, I mean, you know, we, like, did it, and whooaa ... uhh ... anyway, it was totally the wrong one. So, uhh, we tried it and, like, we thought you might, like, like it, or something, so ... right? 707.769.4495".

Like, wow, man! I could hardly wait to Pop! the cap on this one & start pouring it into my awaiting glass! Once I had accomplished this amazing feat, I performed a vigorous in-glass swirl to raise two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with decent retention that left decent lacing in its wake. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was very hoppy - grassy, earthy, pine, grapefruit-citrus with a slightly sweet caramel malt tinge. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was sweeter than what the nose had led me to expect, with notes of blueberry and a toasted biscuitiness initially, followed by a wash of pine and grassy earthiness. It was an interesting departure from Censored, but very tasty. Finish was semi-dry, making it very drinkable. I might have preferred a higher degree of bitterness, but it was still quite tasty.

May 09, 2018
More User Ratings:
4 by kjkinsey from Texas on Jan 29, 2020
3.25 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania on Jul 13, 2019
4.02 by InfernoBoss from California on Jan 19, 2019
3.94 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Dec 26, 2018
3.92 by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania on Dec 11, 2018
3.75 by paulish from New York on Aug 14, 2018
4.25 by kybeerdrinker from Kentucky on Aug 13, 2018
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3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Clear amber colour with white head. Aroma has resiny hops and toasted malts. Taste is bitter and resiny upfront with bread crust and earthy bitterness on the finish. Light to medium body with medium plus carbonation. Easy drinking and hoppy.

Jul 25, 2018
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3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by smbslt from Illinois

Poured radiant, clear burnt orange with a reluctant finger and a half of head that settled back to a thin layer easily replenished by plenty of carbonation. The foam clung to the side of the pint glass easily through the middle section.

Faint toasted sugar blended well with the even fainter citrus. I would have expected a little more from this dry hopped version.

The depth of color continued to belie as the sweetness lacked richness. The bitterness was subtle and reasonable weighted.

Viscosity was in character slightly greater than medium.

Overall a pretty good, solid beer. Does make me wonder how different the not dry hopped version is.

Jul 09, 2018
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3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

Dark amber in color with a tan head that leaves nice lacing. Nose slightly sweet and oh do slightly hoppy. Taste has a cola flavor that gives way to hop bitterness, but not too much of either. Good beer.

Jun 24, 2018
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4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

Coming in under the radar, Lagunitas' dry hopped red ale is anything but hush-hush once gone on tap. Screaming hops! and malt! right out of the gate, this beer isn't going to accept any gag orders quietly.

Brilliant copper and showcasing stead streams of bubbles, Dry Hopped Censored tops off with a rich ivory froth. Unlike any normal red ale, a rife scent of citrus peels and pine resins brace the nose for a hoppy brunt while simmering softly with a savory caramelized perfume. Sweet on the tongue, its the malts that strike first with a toasty, light toffee, caramel and pecan medley that suggests a rounded taste of peanut brittle.

A slow release of sweetness reveals a palate shift toward hops. Brazenly citrusy with white grapefruit and orange peels, a light citronella character precedes a deep bittering power in the form of freshly shaven pine. Peppery, grassy and laying a film of bitter resins on the late palate for a hop balanced taste overall.

Medium full on the palate, the malt sweetness suggests a richer taste while its hop dryness does so for the drying contingency. Malty dry until the bitter end, the beer's balance and lingering bitter sweetness lands the ale into the nondescript American strong ale territory. A long bitterness of peppery grasses and grapefruit rind ensure a crisp but gripping sappiness reaching into the next sip.

Jun 21, 2018
3.89 by ananddullabh from California on Jun 12, 2018
3.79 by Rimbimhoot from Illinois on May 31, 2018
3.6 by adam36 from Illinois on May 22, 2018
3.56 by PJKSR02 from Connecticut on May 02, 2018
3.75 by McBraniel from Virginia on Apr 29, 2018
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3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by Antg8989 from New Jersey

Good for an Amber.

Apr 26, 2018
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3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
by Tone from Missouri

Pours a clear copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of caramel malt, slight sweet malt, slight citrus hops, slight piney hops, hint of spicy hops, earthiness, and slight alcohol. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a high carbonation level. There is an elevated bitterness. Tastes of caramel malt, slight sweet malt, slight citrus hops, slight piney hops, hint of spicy hops, earthiness, and slight alcohol. Overall, simply not well blended, too carbonated and bitter, but otherwise good appearance and complexity.

Apr 18, 2018
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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BSEDS from Illinois

Little heavy on the malty sweetness but good if you’re looking for that.

Apr 06, 2018
3.57 by Roberto11232 from New York on Apr 04, 2018
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3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by zeff80 from Missouri

On tap. Poured a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of toasted caramel, floral notes and pine. Mild piney taste with muted roasted malt.

Apr 03, 2018
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4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by sps314 from Iowa

I enjoyed the hoppiness of this ale. Nose is very fragrant with fresh hops at the forefront. Also a hint of floras or grass. The feel was dry, as described but not so much that it was hard to gulp. The essence of fresh lemon grass, dry hops, and grapefruit, but that might just be a slightly sour citrus over the tongue. Light amber in color with a soft tan head. Lots of carbonation gives the ale a nice bite to go a long with the green hop bitterness. Off dry on the back but the sour hangs on after you swallow. Very flavorful!

Mar 14, 2018
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3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by dannydetox from Ohio

the dry hopping was a nice touch to censored. red/amber beer usually is not my first choice, but i was intrigued by what aromatics could arise from this limited release. copper hued and crystal clear with a tan head, the beer gives off notes of baked cinnamon rolls, plus some sweet citrus like orange peel or pink grapefruit, with just a hint of pine way in the back. toasty malts across the tongue, perhaps some toffee and orange come through as well. thinner body than i'd expect for a 6.7% ale. medium carbonation, but the finish is flat, yet simultaneously dry and sweet.

Mar 01, 2018
4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Feb 27, 2018
4.01 by Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania on Feb 26, 2018
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4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by justintcoons from Pennsylvania

12 oz bottle poured into a Lagunitas shaker pint.

Golden amber. Excellent clarity. 1/2 finger of white head. Light carbonation.

Wintergreen, dank, pine sap, blueberry, caramel, and toffee.

Bright florals, wintergreen, potpourri, and blueberry. Firm caramel and biscuit maltiness with touches of toffee. Underlying hints of pine sap and dankness.

Medium bodied, smooth, oily, and off-dry.

Rich and flavorful. The dry hop is a step up from the original. Great beer!

Feb 21, 2018
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3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

Lagunitas - Dry Hopped Censored
Amber Ale - 6.7% abv
Purchased for $2.79 at Monde Market

L - 2-finger dense offwhite head atop a translucent burnt orange body.

S - dirt, pine, citrus, some sweetness, some booze.

T - hops hit you first. Not bitter but the taste is in your face! The hops are vegetal and earthy...can’t identify them but I’m sure someone else will. Moderate sweetness and booze.

F - Medium body and carb.

O - The dry hopping here is very obvious. I’m just not a huge fan of whatever hops they used to dry hop. That being said, it’s nice to be able to actually taste the hops being used in an Amber Ale. I find many of them (Nugget Nectar included) to be too sweet to let the hops showcase themselves.

Feb 18, 2018
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Hackattack from Indiana

This is just amazingly good stuff........their regular Lagunitas Censored is way up there, but this jumps that bar easily. Hopped out but you can taste the malts in there.

Feb 16, 2018
4.25 by baklo from North Carolina on Feb 15, 2018
4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland on Feb 11, 2018
3.79 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on Feb 08, 2018
Dry Hopped Censored from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 32 ratings