Alleycat Amber
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #621
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
82
Ranked #42,118
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 12.47%
Reviews:
177
Ratings:
413
From:
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
 
California, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  14
Gots
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SCORE
82
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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Photo of MishRodz
5/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can't say anything bad about this one. It's a amazing "in-between" beer style. A little dark version, not too malty and not too light. Smells so good and taste like it.

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Photo of stevoj
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is one top notch and tasty brew. Dark copper color, a small skin of head, streaky lacing. Caramel, malt with a light hop accent. Mildly sweet with a hint of stinging bitterness. Really, really enjoyable.

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Photo of likeemdark
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of MIrvine
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barefootbrewer
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a hazy amber/brown with a light cream colored head, which quickly dissipated. The aroma is heavy of malt with some degree of caramel noted. The taste is mostly malt with a slight touch of bitterness. It has somewhat of a bitter, dry finish. The mouthfeel is full and suits the beer nicely. This is a smooth beer which I’d consider a strong choice for sessions.

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Photo of aquazr1
3.72/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent amber, though nothing special. Has a nice, smooth finish. A nice refreshing beer.

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Photo of atigerlife
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish brown witha small creamy slightly off-white head. OK lacing.

Aroma is sweet, malty and light hops.

Taste matches aroma: malty with light hops. Some apple and a wood-like flavor in the background.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, lightly cleansing and somewhat lifeless.

Overall, very drinkable and sessionable. Definitely worth a taste.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from paulthebeerguru, so a big Thank You goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a very thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is a good blend of caramelized malts, fruity citrus and pale hops.

T: The taste is decently balanced with flavors of citrus and caramel sweetness up front. Then a good amount of hops bitterness comes in. There's a hearty malt character that carries a touch of smokiness with it. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, to me this is an ordinary beer overall, but it's still worth drinking several of.

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Photo of emwild12
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of 1fastz28
3.06/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

has a very reddish brown color to it, with minimal head. doesn't have a very strong aroma to it, some hops to it but nothing truly distinguishable. my first sip i immediately sense wateryness to it, not alot of body to it. tastes somewhat malty, but nothing great, not alot of uniquess to it. relatively drinkable overall

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of david18
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of kushlash23
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Schwegler
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very clear light brown color with a thick, fluffy off-white head. Settles into a topographous layer that sticks around for some time.

Smell is pretty spot on for an amber, dry toasty biscuit aroma with a few hints of strawberries and clover. Has a very nice floral and mildly citrus hop bouquet.

Mmm, this is a pretty good amber. Very biscuity and sweetly malted. A bit of toasty malt and west coast hoppiness balance things out for a nice clean finish with a touch of lingering bitterness. This is my first Lost Coast beer and I must say, I'm impressed. Very tasty, not boring at all for the humble amber style.

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Photo of Raziel313
3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of scottoale
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another beer from a 10-pack of summer brews from Cost Plus. This one came in a standard 12oz. brown bottle with the unusual Lost Coast artwork on the label and no freshness date.

A light amber-red with a short lived 1/2" beige foam head with good clarity and carbonation. Very little lace was left behind.

Somewhat sweet and very roasty caramel malt with a bit of grassy hops...this is the aroma, as well as the taste. This is one very tasty ale and very balanced at that.

Smooth and rich malt flavor with a medium body and a nominal ABV make this an easy sessionable beer. A real nice amber ale that is a credit to Lost Coast, give it a try!

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Photo of brewbattles
4.17/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

We did a blind taste test between this beer and 4 other amber ales to objectively determine which one was best. The beers were Full Sail Amber, Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale, New Belgium Fat Tire, Lost Coast Alleycat, and Alaskan Amber. You can watch the video here to see who won:

http://youtu.be/RaXcBiJExus

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Photo of tonistruth
4.7/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours an orangish red copper color with a 1/2" beige head. Leaves lace on the glass, retention is not bad at all.

S- strong grainy hop smell but has a kind of sweetness to it, Caramel scent comes out as beer warms. Refreshing scent.

T- sweetness from the malts that blends perfectly with the bite of the hops. sweet yet grainy. Toasted malts as well. Faint sweet grain aftertaste. Very yummy. Then, just when you think it can't get any better. this awesome spice comes out as the beer warms.

M- a joy to have on the palate, nice body, nice carbonation, just coarse enough to be fun.

D- i would drink this all day if i could. absolutely blew my mind. Must try, must keep on hand if u like ambers that are hoppy.

amazing, dont know what to say, i just kept getting increasingly sadder as the glass emptied.

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Alleycat Amber from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 413 ratings