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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 orangesol
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of DaveBlack
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: I'm going to go out on a limb and say that this beer is copper colored. 1 finger's width of head that has a long retention and leaves a fair smattering of lacing.

S: Very sweet and malty smelling, some nice toasted grains and a hint ofcitrusy hops on the finish to round out the aroma.

T: Once again, the sweet malts are at the forefront on this beer. There is a gentle flavor of toasted grains, toffee and a slightly biscuity flavor. The finish is citrusy and slightly bitter, helping to balance out the intense sweetness that comes up front.

M: Moderately heavy body, aided by a fair amount of stickiness that coats the mouth. Carbonation is very prickly.

O: A solid beer. Well-balanced. Sweet, but not overly so with a bitter kick on the finish to keep it from getting cloying. Not the most interesting or exciting beer in the world, but easy to drink.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance –Pours a beautiful clear copper color with a thick and rocky cream colored head. The head fades quite slowly over time, leaving a nice level of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The smell is sweet and malty with notes of caramel and toffee backed by a lightly roasted malt and a grainy aroma.

Taste – The taste is fairly uniform throughout, yet very nice and smooth. It is largely of sweet caramel and brown sugar mixed with flavors of a biscuit breadiness and flavors of roasted malt. More toward the middle to the end there is a very light amount of earthy hop which comes to the tongue all in all leaving a nice sweet but clean taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the brew is on the averages to slightly below average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is quite average. The thinner body is actually complimenting of the sweeter flavors of the brew and make it quite easy to drink.

Overall-This is a tasty amber ale a little on the sweeter side with great smoothness and drinkability.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.11/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Beautiful blood-orange/reddish color. Poured a 1 inch head of foam which subsides slowly leaving a seafoam lacing on the glass.

S: Definitely smell the malts over the hops. There's a strong earthy/tea smell on top of the malty biscuit aroma.

T: Powerful rich malty flavor, as advertised. Alcohol is hidden very well and this is something that's quite drinkable. The hoppiness comes through in the taste much more than the malt but is still subtle. Not spectacular, but very exemplary of style, very well balanced, and quite tasty.

M: Perfectly carbonated, refreshing but not carbonated enough to hide any of the delicious maltiness or destroy the subtle hopped flavors.

O: This is indeed a rich copper ale. Goes great with steak or a ham sandwich and is overall, a solid beer, worth the price.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Very clear, dark amber in color with hints of brown. Creamy, fluffy off-white head retains decently well. Lacing is sparse and spotty.

S: Rich malt scents of bread, toast, caramel, and toffee. Hops drop in some tea-like aromas along with some lighter citrus and melon notes.

T: Caramel, toffee, and bready malts lead off. Toast, and a bit of a steely metallic taste. A touch husky and woody. Hops are tea-like and leafy at the outset, but some more subtle and playful melon flavors hide in the background too. Finish is crusty and even a touch acrid.

M: Medium body, tight and lightly scrubbing carbonation. Creamy.

O: It could stand to be a bit more polished, but I like the direction Lagunitas is going with this one. For once they left their token hop profile aside and let the malt bill do some of the talking.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Beer rating: 59.4% out of 100 with 2,729 ratings
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