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
Ratings:
2,729
Reviews:
890
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.44%
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
480
For Trade:
0
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Photo of SailIntoTheStout
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
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!

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Photo of mudROCK
3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

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Photo of Hackattack
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of Kurzman
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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Photo of mltobin
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nolster
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zach_960
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jadpsu
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mnine
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of evanwoertz
4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stoutlad
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chasegator
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look- pours an Amber color with off white head
Smell- caramel and malt.
Taste- more of the same. Caramel, malt and bread. Very sweet
Feel- medium to thick
Overall- good beer. Sweet malts and caramel flavor make for a good amber ale.

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Photo of CPAles
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrewh995
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I LOVE Laguniats, but this is the first beer I've had by them that I did not particularly care for. It had a very odd flavor that I can't quite place. Not that this isn't a good beer by any means, but it just isn't for me.

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Photo of Anthony666
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopkrid
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SMH_NWI
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of keithmurray
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - Crimson/copper body with faint off white head

Smell - caramel, cherry, malts

Taste - caramel, bread, tea, malty

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, lower level of carbonation, slight caramel sweetness on this

Overall - decent amber ale here

Price Point - $1.79/12 oz single

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Photo of BeerTest
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Timtac
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ATVIowa
2.95/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of omahawk
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great malt-focused beer from Lagunitas. Clean copper appearance. Mix of toasty, Carmel, and hop bitterness. Clean finish.

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