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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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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle with Imperial Nonic glass
*Notes from 05/26/13

A: Clear copper body with some lively bubbles forming rocky peaks of khaki tan stuff on top. Real impressive hang time with some super sticky lacing work down the glass.

S: Aromas open with a firm waft of bready malts accompanied by a brown sugar sweetness. There are some light undercurrents of citrus fruit, pine, and herbal spice. Getting mostly bread and brown sugar here though. Nothing to fault but not particularly stand out.

T: Flavors open up much the same with a more pronounced bready malt base and brown sugar likeness. Not overly sweet but not much else going on flavor wise. There is a big herbal hop spice with a light dusting of pine and citrus however it is secondary to the malt character. There is a moderate level of perceived bitterness and alcohol is totally masked here. Nothing too stand out but still a nice little beer.

M: Moderate to low fullness with some light frothy consistency and a bit of drying crisp in the finish. Overall on the watery thin side with a relatively clean finish.

D: Nice little amber ale. Nothing very stand out but it does provide a solid quaff.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This became one of my go to's for the last few months while the store across the street from my house had it. just pulling the last out of the fridge. It has a nice hop load with out making you feel like you just cut the grass. I found it tastiest at winter time room temp (in my apartment that's around 65) Right out of the fridge it doesn't have as much character as some of the other lagunitas offerings. I found myself turning on Hulu and forgetting I was drinking a beer... but then somewhere between warm and hot it really shines. It's actually kinda nice when the second half of your beer is better than the first. (like when you spend too much time typing and not enough time drinking! wait for it.... yep tastes great!)

will drink again when it comes back...

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep red-copper color with a thick, creamy ecru head. Some sediment. Well laced. Nice looking brew.

Scent is very mild - fresh bread, caramel, not much else.

Taste is caramel malt, the typical nutty tea-like character of an irish red, and a touch of grapefruit hops. Honey.

A tasty red ale with a thicker creamier mouth than most reds and a pleasant zing of hops.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(copied from blog - written January 16th, 2013)

Appearance – Dark copper color with a medium sized white head that dissipates to a thin lay of white foam that lasts throughout the beer.
Smell – Sweet and malty. Almost like there’s some dark fruits in it, chocolaty.
Taste – Hop bitterness in the back of the mouth but overall sweet, brown sugar, some sort of roasted nutty flavor, malty and rich.

It’s interesting having this beer because last summer I consumed SO much Lagunitas IMPERIAL Red, which is just an overly hopped amber ale (super delicious)… so having this considerably subtle, sweet amber ale done by a west coast brewery that loves making hoppy beers is quite delightful. I think my favorite part about this beer besides the balance where you don’t even taste the almost-seven percent alcohol is the foam that floats atop the beer the entire time that you drink it. If you like Lagunitas Brewery for their intensely hoppy beers, God bless you, but give this a shot for a change because it’s an awesome beer to hang out with.

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