Censored | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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59.4%
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3.72 w/ 2,729 ratings
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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
Ranking:
#24,790
Reviews:
890
Ratings:
2,729
Liked:
1,622
Avg:
3.72/5
pDev:
11.56%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
480
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,729 |  Reviews: 890
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brings out the reddish amber ale color scheme to fit the bill style wise. Good clarity, reeks of caramel and copper stuff.

Slightly boozy, already doesn't do what most of the hoppy offerings from Lagunitas does. Furthermore, this one really hits up the brassy coppery hop mouth feel, while hitting the caramel by the truckload red ale vibe. Significant bitterness. Originally named Chronic, I guess this is also pretty similar to Pizza Port's Carlsbad Chronic. Which I guess I do need to point out, this is better than your average red ale, I just have really high expectations with Lagunitas.

If you like C hoppy reds, I would recommend it, but at the same time, this isn't even their best hoppy red ale. But it does come in the 6 pack format so it has that going for it unlike Lucky 13 (as far as I'm aware).

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Photo of glass_house
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikr
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of fscottkey
3.17/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: [3.50] The bottle lists the ABV (6.7%) it also has a date code that translates to 07/10/16. Seriosly... Julian date guys? The beer has 1/2 finger of off white head with fair retention. The beer is a nice caramel color.

S: [2.75] There are no strong scents. Maybe some brown bread.

T: [3.25] Follows the nose. Very mild flavoring. Some caramel and brown bread. A dusting of hoppiness on the finish. The flavor does intensify as it warms up a bit.

M: [3.50] Average body and slightly above average carbonation. Nothing lingering too long on the finish.

O: [3.25] Underwhelmed bu not turned off. If has nothing to make me seek it out but nothing to make me stop drinking it. This is a "meh" beer.

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Photo of FatsoSvuLLo
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roberto11232
3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ZlaVydra
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a 12 oz bottle.

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

Clear copper with piles of honeycombed ecru foam. 4
Orange rind, caramel chews, + a surprise bit of pencil erasers. 3.75
Toffee on crispbread, some banana taffy, a bit of tin, then middling grass, herbal + lemon peel hops. 3.5
Almost medium, some chew, round. 3.75

This sat or got warm or… something. “197” dating code is July, so this is actually pretty fresh, but there are some odd fruity esters popping out that I’m not expecting in anything Lagunitas. That pineappley house yeast playing tricks with crystal malts? I don’t know but - along with being underhopped + a bit thin - this is totally falling flat for me.

Mr Magee, please report to the Heineken QC Dept. immediately. 3.25

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Photo of duvel1979
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jwmoore
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.17/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I am really beginning to believe that this brewer can do no wrong...

From the bottle into a pint glass the beer pours a slightly reddish color with very good head that sticks around along with distinctive lacing all the way down the glass. The smell has hints of caramel which mix well with the hops and it's just a simple scent, but appealing, on the nose. The mouthfeel at first is very carbonated but it has a smooth almost watery finish that most times I wouldn't like, but in this instance seems to work (at least for me.) The taste was mostly ale with some spicy notes I couldn't quite pull out, so overall I find it a solid and very good brew. Lagunitas just continues to show me why they are so hyped...

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Photo of innominat
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WiserBud
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SLewis
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrennenTallman
3.21/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EdFed
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Dewsby
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Red amber colored body floating a persistent 1in whitish head.
Aromas include malt and stone fruit, and is that cardamum?
Flavors are all malt with some slight caramel and a late bitter taste.
Feel leans heavy, full, but not creamy.
A very nice red.

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Photo of Ctb6582
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of laketang
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from a 12 oz. bottle
rich copper hue with medium bubble head
tiny bit of carbonation
subdued notes of a bit of farmyard, estery hop notes.
balanced hops with sweetness from malts.
thin mouthfeel, creamy and smooth

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