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Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
3/5  rDev -20.2%

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Mojo
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fuzzcherry
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Lelampp
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aoampm
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of scootercrabb
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of PDXHops
2.8/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

An aggressive pour from the 12 oz bottle directly into the middle of my tulip coaxes close to a finger's worth of head that's gone within 20 seconds. Dark orange/copperish body underneath. Minimal lacing.

Smells very sweet- honey, caramel, baking bread. Hint of floral hops, but very sweet overall.

Tastes even sweeter than it smells. In fact, sweetness is about all there is too it. Lots of caramel, toffee, brown sugar and baking bread. Very sticky, cloyingly sweet, with mercifully a hint of hops in the finish. Too sweet for my taste.

Mouthfeel is sticky, highlighting all that sweetness. I don't love this. Medium-bodied, moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is not good for me. Struggled just to finish the bottle.

Overall impression: Not a balanced or enjoyable amber ale, IMO. Too much sticky sweetness and not enough roasted/toastedness here. Lagunitas seems to be a love it or hate it brewery for me, and this brew is unfortunately not on the 'love it' end of that equation.

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Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of SonOfKyuss
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of morrowd3
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of pjkelley82
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of BuckTuckian
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of JandJMD
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of KajII
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[Best served in a Snifter]

Poured a rich copper in color with a very small (less than 1 finger) white foamy head and had poor lacing.

The aroma was of roasted bread malts, a grassy hop and a moldy yeast with notes of caramel, orange and a bit of honey.

It tasted sweet and malty with a note of caramel in the beginning then progressed into a bitter-sweet-malty flavor with a nice hint of citrus and a touch of honey at the end allowing the flavor to last a decent amount of time after the swallow.

Mouthfeel was medium to full in body and dry in texture with a mild carbonation.

Overall a brew with a nice smooth hoppy aftertaste. One to put on the my favorites list.

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Photo of JohnofUpton
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of mpenske
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, light orange brown colored with a short tan head that dissipates quickly leaving little lacing, clear

S: malty smells with a nutty quality, pecan, walnut, honey, light floral hops

T: quite pleasant malt up front, more nut flavors, pecan, sweet up front with hints of honey, caramel, finish dries as hop flavor comes out, a nice balance

M: medium bodied, alcohol well hidden, lingering malt finish with dryness from hops, lively carbonation

O: I was mostly intrigued by how this beer got it's name. It's a funny story buried in the Lagunitas website. Beer itself isn't bad, but doesn't really stand out either. It is well balanced with fairly subtle flavors.

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of AMCPhD
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Gajo74
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a copper and amber color with a nice foam head and good lace retention. Aroma is quite sweet with caramel malts prominent. Also, some floral aroma and tea. The taste is equally as sweet and also dominated by caramel malts. However, there is some good balance; modest bittering hops, grapefruit zest, tea leaves. The finish is sweet but becomes drier and more bitter throughout. Medium bodied, almost syrupy and softly carbonated.
Overall a solid, tasty and drinkable offering.

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Photo of gcamparone
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Purchased at Nikki's liquors in north providence ri.

A- pours an amber , slightly hazy body with a medium 2" head that leaves some sticky lacing.

S- I'm straining to get a good whiff,but I'm getting some light citrus hoppiness, bread, lightly toasted malt aromas.

T- light caramel malt upfront which fades to a piny hop bitterness that lingers on the tongue for a while. Reminiscent of an autumn ale or pale ale.

M- kind of thick, medium low carbonation.

This brew is all over the place. Its closer to a pale ale. Good balance but I could only handle a few given the consistency. Worth a try nonetheless.

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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

Photo of Theogre83
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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