Cruising With Ruben & The Jets | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BradLikesBrew on 12-05-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
315
Reviews:
265
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
12.74%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
For Trade:
1
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Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, no bottled date, 2008 vintage. Acquired a bottle of this awesome, retired stuff for a nice price, so I'm willing to give it a go. My oldest bottle of Lagunitas, and one of the oldest beers I've tried; 8 years in the bottle. Brewed to honor the 40th anniversary of the Frank Zappa album.

Poured into a Big Eddy snifter.

A - Was pleased to hear a slight hiss upon uncapping; it pours a dark brownish-black chocolatey body, just a few shades away from opaque, with some reddish-brown hues showing near the surface. Brings up about a finger of frothy mocha / milk chocolate head that hangs as a ring. Minor spotty lacing. Very impressive looking for an 8 year old bottle.

S - Aroma gives off notes of mustiness, oak wood / damp wood, malted milk chocolate, hints of band-aid, roastiness, maybe some subtle notes of barrel character, but nothing distinct.

T - Taste brings in lots of dark dried fruits - raisin, fig, dates, plum, cherry, with a bitter roasty chocolate malt / dark coffee roastiness, vanilla, caramel. Notes of woodsiness / barrel character.This thing has held up nicely.

M - Feel is smooth & creamy, all the while still retaining a bit of carbonation crispness. Notes of smooth milk chocolate / malt bitterness on the end ; finishes semi-dry. Very drinkable stuff for the moderate 8.60% abv, plus the age.

Overall, an interesting stout from Lagunitas; would love to try this again fresh to see how it has held up.

Lagunitas Cruising With Ruben & The Jets -----4/5.

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Photo of shopk
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zac16125
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2008 vintage
4oz pour from the bottle
at brevival 2015

Thought this beer was excellent. Surprised to come here and see it so lowly rated. 6 years in the bottle did wonders for this, IMO.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.4/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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Cruising With Ruben & The Jets from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.69 out of 5 based on 315 ratings.
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