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

Appearance: Rich copper with very good foam and lacing, noticeable carbonation.

Smell: Bready malts, caramel.

Taste: Malts: caramel, brown sugar, and barley.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, fresh, crisp, and creamy.

The Verdict: Good beer. Not much in the way of hops, just lots of malty goodness. A quality brew that goes down smooth.

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4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is one of my favourite go-to, chill beers. It goes down pretty easy and isn't too "in your face". I've split a few with some friends who never drink anything funky, and they quite liked it too. It pours a nice copper colour with some notable hop nose, but you definitely pick up a sweet malt. Low head due to the alcohol, but nice lacing throughout. I actually find it to be one of the most pleasant-smelling beers around and I think if someone made a scented candle that smelled like this one, I'd light it and have a nice relaxing bath with a glass of this in hand. This pairs really well with pub food and is a good, higher gravity beer that should get any parted started. The alcohol is slightly warming and very pleasing.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle.

Clear, copper in colour with a foamy, cream head. Dark, malty-sweet nose. Sweet-malt taste, slightly bitter, hops and a malt finish. Pretty mellow and balanced.

Would I buy it again? Probably.

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3.27/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A - Amber with a small white head.

S - Hint of floral and hops, smells sweet.

T - Not bad. Kind of bitter, but not enough to turn me off. Some hops linger at the end, but not a terrible aftertaste.

M - Smooth for the most part, not much carbonation.

Summary - Meh, it's just okay. I don't mind some hops on occasion. It's fine for a red ale.

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3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery as part of a sampler.

A- coppery brown, decent lacing.

N- malt forward roasty, nice bitterness

T- hops, brown sugar, coffee, bitter on end, burnt caramel. Fair bit of malty body with a roasty aspect.

M- medium body and good carbonation, nice crispness and really drinkable.

Nice session amber. Fairly straightforward amber, with a nice bit of bitterness, really sessionable and pretty tasty stuff.

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3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a murky dark brown/copper color. Off-white head stays at about a finger, and the lacing's not too bad.

Smell: Caramel malts and spice -- not overpowering. Coffee and alcohol too? Smells a little bit like a darker beer at times.

Taste: The front has a sweet caramel and almost honey sweetness, but the back has an excellent balancing of floral hops and quality malts that creates a very pleasant aftertaste. The bitterness is there in the finish a little bit, but it's a nice way to take away the sweetness that comes with the beginning of each sip. Mouth feel's prickly at first, but creamy on the finish -- probably the best part about the beer, as it helps to make everything come together.

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