Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #133
Ranked #24,031
3.72 | pDev: 11.56%
Apr 18, 2021
May 17, 2002
Notes: 35 IBU
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.2/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
355 ml bottle, as Lagunitas The Censored Rich Copper Ale, from Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg. ABV not mentioned on the label. Amber to copper colour, moderate off-white head. Fairly nice aroma of caramel and fruity hops, hints of old orange marmalade. The medium sweet flavour has also notes of caramel and a little fruit, but lacks hops and "freshness". Drinkable, but I expected more from Lagunitas.
Apr 18, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 16, 2020
Rated: 3.27 by lebrisa from Connecticut

Jun 03, 2020
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 16, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Oct 22, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Jul 26, 2019
Rated: 3.85 by grahamgillespie from Tennessee

May 20, 2019
Rated: 3.7 by DKGreen from California

Feb 14, 2019
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From notes 10/31/11: Pours slightly hazy copper orange with 1.5 fingers of rapidly dissipating head. Aroma is bready, fruit, toast, roasted nuts, black pepper and thin coco. Taste is toasted bread, sweet malt, dark fuit, dried apples floral and earthy with little intrusion of other hop flavors. Well married to provide a very balanced beer. Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied with decent carbonation, smooth and dry.
Dec 23, 2018
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Reviewed by JimboBrews54 from Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pretty spectacular and a welcome change from a slightly boring along with an overdone flavor profile of beers. This one breaks away from the pack with tastes of copper and malty sweetness.
Oct 10, 2018
Rated: 4 by pstam87 from Illinois

Aug 17, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by sweetbrew82 from California

Aug 05, 2018
Rated: 3.71 by robotic_being from Florida

Jul 17, 2018
Rated: 3.9 by uncleotis from Illinois

Jun 17, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by rfreed from Washington

Jun 01, 2018
Rated: 3.68 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Apr 27, 2018
Rated: 3.54 by bobstockwell from Massachusetts

Apr 26, 2018
Rated: 3.58 by Half-full from Illinois

Apr 22, 2018
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Reviewed by Libeertarian from Montana

4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
From notes taken 06/28/17:

Clear copper-amber with pulpy, weightless, abundant but loose flecks of varying size. Foamy, frothy head of cream, both color and texture. A “mustache" of lace, so to speak. Aroma is rich indeed, reminds me of a number of good Belgian ales, some spiciness, touch of vinegar, candy sugar, vegetable broth, nothing super hoppy or even boozy, more so malt and yeast. Palate only partially bears this out in the balance, it is toasty, metallic, spicy, with heavy suggestions of caramel and toffee, but with a more substantial showing of hops ranging from resin and faint lemon throughout, to leaf matter and almost leather around the finish, to peppercorn in the retro-olfaction via combination with a boozy afterbreath. Full-bodied, creamy, with fine tingly suds soon stretching themselves to the finest velvet. Good, in an unexpected way. Compare and contrast both with American Ambers and Belgians ales along the lines of the Double, the Saison, and the Dark.

If you are reviewing the Dry Hopped version, it has a separate page!
Apr 14, 2018
Rated: 3.71 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

Apr 13, 2018
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Reviewed by Navanation from Pennsylvania

2.07/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
How to ruin a classic, Dry Hop it. I missed that label and thought I was getting an old favorite. Too hoppy for me. I've been mixing it 50/50 with Dead Guy Ale to make it drinkable.
Feb 12, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania

Jan 31, 2018
Rated: 3.72 by BayAreaJoe from California

Jan 23, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by adam36 from Illinois

Jan 14, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by DMc8ride from California

Jan 04, 2018
Rated: 3.69 by HopsForBrains from North Carolina

Dec 28, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by BCborn from Canada (BC)

Dec 17, 2017
Rated: 4.41 by ADKbeerguy from New York

Dec 16, 2017
Rated: 3.88 by Khaack from New York

Oct 29, 2017
Rated: 3.77 by h4ger from Connecticut

Oct 25, 2017
Rated: 3.56 by SailIntoTheStout from Michigan

Aug 20, 2017
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: Clear dark amber with a massive creamy white head. Fairly good retention, sheets of gloppy lacing.

S: Caramel, toffee, rich toasted brown bread, earth, pennies, tobacco, pine, orange peel.

T: Toasted brown bread, caramel, toffee, and orange peel throughout. Bready and rich without being as sweet as the nose implied. Fairly crisp and clean. Some earth and pine offers a gentle touch of sappy bitterness on the finish. Overall, it's quite light while being immensely flavorful, malty and neither too sweet nor too bitter.

F: Medium-light, yet well-carbonated for a smoothly rounded sensation. Well-balanced between sweet and dry, so fairly clean, so it's extremely drinkable.

O: Confession: This is over seven months old, and yet, it did not suffer. I'm assuming it lost a lot of hoppiness, but instead of being a malt bomb, it's a balanced and tasty red ale with tons of flavor. I love it!
Jul 23, 2017
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Rated by mudROCK from Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Eh. Not the level I expected from my favorite brewery. I guess they can't all be outstanding, just ask Aunt Sally.
Jul 10, 2017
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Rated by Hackattack from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is another one of this brewery's quality offerings. Tremendous hoppy amber ale.
Jul 04, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Kurzman from Rhode Island

Jun 30, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The appearance was a clear red colored body with a foamy two finger lumpy white head that lasted for thirty seconds and slowly died to a half finger coating the top of the body. Though the body was fairly clear, no carbonation was seen rising. Some nice foamy ringy lacing graced the sides of the glass. The smell was centered around caramel malts, a bit of light toffee all mixed in an earthy sort of way. The taste was the same ingredients from the aromas blended very nicely. On the palate, she sat at/about a medium almost closer to heavy with nothing harsh on the tongue. Overall, well once again another Lagunitas brew impressing me that I would have more than another.
Jun 27, 2017
Rated: 3.48 by mltobin from Connecticut

Jun 13, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Nolster from Minnesota

Jun 06, 2017
Rated: 3.52 by zach_960 from California

May 21, 2017
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Reviewed by jadpsu from Georgia

3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Still in Laurel.
Pours crystal clear amber with a tan head that has decent retention and sticky side glass lace.
Smell: Musky malts, bread, some caramel sweetness.
Taste: Malts lead along with some sweetness. Caramel hops come across and add a little bitter bite in the finish.
May 15, 2017
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