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3.72 w/ 2,729 ratings

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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Ratings: 2,729 |  Reviews: 890
Photo of BeerManDan
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When poured it was clear dark amber in color with a red hue. There was some white foam and a fair amount of lace on the side of the glass. The smell of malts and hops filled the nose with a pleasant aroma. The taste was of lighty roasted malts and spice with tart slightly piney hop flavor. Nicely balanced with the malts, spice and hops.

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

copper color, indeed. there's a nice head up there, too—custardy

hoppy aroma. american, but not cascade, centennial, amarillo, columbus...simcoe? crystal? sweet caramel and brown sugar also in the aroma

sweet enough, but not cloying, and the finish is fairly dry. it's a milder version of the style, but i appreciate the balance and restraint, though the malt profile is not complex. the bitterness is minty and piney

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Photo of GeorgeCarroll
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hazy dark copper/amber in color with an off-white head and good lacing. floaties are present, which detracts a bit from the appearance. aromas of toffee, caramel, and burnt sugar dominate, with some resiny pine and fruitcake notes. taste was a rather rich, bready caramel malt profile balanced by a moderate hop bitterness, overall a bit on the malty side. medium-bodied with a spritzy, lively carbonation. overall a very well done session beer, and i'm sure this is great fresh at the brewery.

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Photo of morrowd3
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of fuzzcherry
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of avaldivia
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden brown appearance with a head about two finger wide. Very nice retention and lacing.

S: Malty. Very rich smell with only a slight floral, hoppy aroma.

T: Malty sweetness that is really nice. Very caramely which ends with just a nice hint of alcohol.

M: For me, it was a bit thick. Still enjoyable.

O: Excellent amber ale. Very enjoyable and considering how easily available it is, this is a beer I pick up quite often.

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Photo of JandJMD
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Camjmorton
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of dcotom
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of irishkyle21
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a fluffy light head. Nice lacework and retention. Has a rich amber/copper color.

Smells of sweet malt, toffee, fruits and citric floral hops.

Tastes of caramel malt, spices, earthy hops (with a bit of citrus). Scores big in the drinkability department.

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Photo of cfinch2
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of AMCPhD
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of djgustafson
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Theogre83
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of SonOfKyuss
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aoampm
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of tastybeer
4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bright red and orange, slight brown color with a medium cream white head and a solid ring of retention. Nose is very soft. Caramel is dominant with other sweet things...molasses, syrupy, oily and small bits of fruity + floral, grassy hops and spice. You have to search for anything beyond the sweet caramel though. First thing that hits the tongue is a bite of carbonation, then the various sweet flavors hit. Tastes of brown sugar, caramel, molasses, and nicely spiced with some pepper among others. Some nice citric and piney resinous hops balance the sweet malts in the taste. The sort of high carbonation is pleasantly complimentary as well. Taste is definitely a step up from the nose for me. (I've let it warm too). Mouth has nice medium to almost full body. Creamy, smooth, soft and resinous textures leave the mouth happy.

I wish the smell had more for me but the taste and mouthfeel make it worthwhile.

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Photo of gpblackgt
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Shaw
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice red color with a foamy head that quickly turns into wisps of foam in my glass.

It has a light malty and earthy hoppy aroma.

The taste is much better than the smell. It's big on biscuit and malt flavors but the hop flavors and bitterness outweigh the malt notes in the end.

The body is good, making this a fine ale and a good choice when you're looking for a flavorful, hoppy ale that won't get you falling down drunk after a few.

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Photo of nygannon
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Seanibus
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is merely an OK entry into an increasingly crowded genre.

Pours a clear amber with a medium head. It has a clear, fruity aroma. The flavor has fruity hops, with a corn-like finish, and a bit of hop bitterness.

This is a perfectly OK beer, but there are plenty of more exciting competitors out there.

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Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of MJSFS
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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