Censored | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.75%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
35 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,776
Reviews:
890
Ratings:
2,729
Liked:
1,622
Avg:
3.72/5
pDev:
11.56%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
480
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,729 |  Reviews: 890
Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Copper with large creamy head and lace in glass. Noticeably hoppy aroma, with sweetness: toffee, maybe sugar. Body is thinish. Hoppy taste with grapefruit at finish and drying aftertaste. Not offensive, but unsatisfying a I find Irish style oft to be, and in this you get hit with a lot of alcohol, limiting consumption of further beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber/copper color with a 1/2 inch foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is very malty with bread and caramel aromas. Taste is also very malty with caramel and some herbal hops on the finish. A medium bitterness lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is very malty but still has a nice hop presence to balance things out.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

one of the better amber types in the game, this one is clear reddish in color with a frothing and lasting off white head over an inch tall. it has a pleasant nose of tangy hops over a robust copper malt body. much less sweet than other American takes on the style, which lends to increased drinkability for my palate. not over hopped, but certainly aggressively done, which makes this sort of a style hybrid between the more conventional amber ale and the new red ipa types. not quite on the ipa level, this one finishes much more balanced, with the rich caramel malty flavors sticking around on the palate for a little while after the swallow. the mouthfeel to me is the best feature, full bodied but drinkably dry, creamy and expansive, and well enough carbonated. not a reinvention of the genre by any stretch, but a clever Americanization of a style that probably needs a facelift more often than not. well done beer from lagunitas here.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a single of this after seeing it at the package store forever and never trying it.

Pours an absolutely beautiful copper color, one of the best I've seen in a beer, very inviting. Smell is just average, with some hops and malts slightly. The taste is of caramel malts and is well balanced with a great drinkability. Great overall beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has no visible signs of carbonation. It poured with an off white head that died down leaving some lacing on the surface and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are sweet aromas of caramel in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has notes of caramel and toasted malts in the flavor along with hints of sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is easy to drink and goes down rather smoothly.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Caught it at the Vortex while visiting Atlanta. Fares well as a hightly hopped Amber. Could be a Pale Ale. Richly malted, but not highly kilned. Flavors and textures lean toward biscuit-ey, rather than toasty. The hops wash out the conservative matlitness a bit and lend a mild metalic flavor. The feel could hold a bit more weight, but the attenuation seemed to keep the beer lighter feeling, but heavier in alcohols. A solid brew for the summer, but still cannot compare to their Imperial Red.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Is 'Kronik' really that titillating of a word to warrant such redaction on the label?

This beer pours a clear, bronzed amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, foamy, and rather bubbly pale beige head, which leaves a solid veil of cobwebbed lace around the glass as it quickly recedes.

It smells of bready caramel and toffee malt, a bit of grapefruit and orange citrus pith, and some further earthy, floral hops. The taste is more innocuous caramel malt, some indistinct breadiness, a slight mineral character, and some fairly fragrant, herbal (heh) hoppiness - not very bitter, but rather earthy, woody, and musty.

The carbonation is moderate, and maybe a tad frothy at first, the body coming in at a decent medium weight, with an adequate attendant smoothness. It finishes off-dry, barely, the hops just as guilty as fading away as the malt.

Not a bad brew, a slightly different hop experience than usual, but that's just groovy enough to have me envision grabbing a sixer of these, if only they weren't so dear around these parts.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

6.75% ABV confirmed. 35 IBU. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard branded gold pressure cap acquired at a local beer store in SoCal and served into a conicla Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average; I like Lagunitas but their beers often lack diversity. I don't see a bottled on/best before date. I acquired this recently so I'm pretty sure it's fresh.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a four finger beige/light khaki colour head of nice cream and thickness, good froth, and good (~5 minute) retention. Body colour is a vibrant clear translucent copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Pretty typical of the style. No overt or obvious flaws, but it's far from unique or special. Uneven inconsistent lacing as the head recedes.

Sm: Generic floral hops. Pale and caramel malts. Brown sugar. Honey. Light nectary hops. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. A mild strength aroma. I'm excited to try it.

T: Floral hops, brown sugar, pale malts. Caramalts. Bready and grainy. Balance is key here, not complexity. There's not a whole lot going on, but what few flavours it has are well balanced and integrated. A very approachable ale, though I don't feel comfortable calling it an amber. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Maybe a hint of a minty herb. Well built, if simple.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Good body. Good thickness. Good carbonation. Suits the flavour profile well, but doesn't feel custom-tailored to it.

Dr: Another good-but-not-great beer from Lagunitas. It's solid well priced stuff, and I'd happily put a sixer in my fridge, but it just doesn't really try for anything more. It's a very safe beer to put out. I doubt I'll get it again just because it's so forgettable - in spite of its quality. Drinkable, approachable stuff. Just not special or unique.

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Photo of emerge077
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an all-around nice session ale, and well-suited to any social occasion.

Deep amber tone with a good two fingers of foam that threaten to spill over. Clean citrus in the nose, with a healthy dose of bready maltiness to back it up.

Very light bitterness, which makes it approachable to the average micro drinker. Again, a clean caramel malt dominates the flavor, fruit cocktail and mild citrus, with puffed wheat aftertaste. Pretty satisfying, and a session-beer extraordinaire.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of brentk56
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy copper color with very little head or lacing

Smell: Rich caramel with just a touch of piney hops

Taste: This is one deceptive beer. Starts out with a caramel malty flavor very much like an amber ale. As it warms, the citrus hops start to come through, with increasing assertion. Very well balanced, overall.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy bodied, a bit oily; fairly low carbonation

Drinkability: I used to like this a lot more than I do now. Just too sweet for me.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a one-finger, tan head of foam. It had nice retention and left some sticky rings of lace.

S - Very floral hop aroma with some roasted malt background. Smells like a hopped up amber ale.

T - It tasted of bready, sweet malts. A spicy hop bite added balance with a hint of citrus to go with it.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

D - This is a very nice amber ale. All the hype and the name had me thinking it would be a super-hoppy ale, but it is really quite balanced.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.72/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from Sammy: Poured a deep copper color ale with small off-white foamy head with average retention. Aroma of deep caramel malt with some very subtle hops. Taste is also dominated by sweet caramel malt with very little hops presence that I could detect. Body is a bit thin and alcohol is well hidden. A bit weak overall and definitely lacking character to make this worthwhile.

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Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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