Alleycat Amber
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Style:
Red Ale - American Amber / Red
Ranked #619
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
82
Ranked #42,803
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 12.47%
Reviews:
177
Ratings:
413
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Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
 
California, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  67
SCORE
82
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Reviews by BucannonXC5:
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BucannonXC5 from California

3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Pint mug
From: Albertsons in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $1.67 ($9.99 for a mix 6-pack)
Purchased: Jan. 2, 2015
Consumed: Jan. 3, 2015
Misc.: N/A

Poured a caramel, orange, hazy color with two fingers of khaki-tan, frothy head. Pretty serene, albeit hazy underneath the head. Minimal wet lacing on the sides of the glass. Poor retention. (Sight - 3.50)

Smelled a pleasant whiff of caramel, toffee, floral hops, unknown spicy notes, faint chocolate, sweetened iced team, lemon zest, herbal hops, plum juice and some overall roastiness. (Smell - 4.00)

Tasted not quite as good as the nose, but good for an amber. Earthy rye hops, sweetened iced tea, roasty caramel, toffee, herbal hops, sugary floral notes, honey, light menthol and faint spicy Mexican chocolate. (Taste - 3.75)

Medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.50)

This is a very good representative of an American Amber. Would have it again for sure. (Overall - 3.75)

3.77 | 85 | B+

Jan 06, 2015
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MishRodz from Puerto Rico

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.

Sep 10, 2015
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stevoj from Idaho

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.

Oct 30, 2015
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likeemdark from California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

Aug 28, 2012
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MIrvine from California

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

Sep 27, 2015
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barefootbrewer from Mississippi

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.

May 09, 2007
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aquazr1 from California

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.

Jul 17, 2015
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atigerlife from Hawaii

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.

Dec 31, 2008
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AaronOp from California

3.25/5  rDev -10%

Mar 03, 2014
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

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.

Apr 20, 2008
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emwild12 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Jun 13, 2014
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1fastz28 from Illinois

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

Aug 15, 2007
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James_Michael_PR from Puerto Rico

3.5/5  rDev -3%

Sep 16, 2013
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david18 from New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Nov 26, 2014
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ssgunbond from Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -3%

Aug 28, 2013
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BillRoth from Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3%

Dec 29, 2013
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Erik-P from Canada

3/5  rDev -16.9%

Nov 18, 2013
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harpus from Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -3%

Oct 08, 2013
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kushlash23 from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Aug 28, 2013
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Hellpop65 from Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Oct 20, 2014
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Schwegler from Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Oct 12, 2014
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twiggamortis420 from Texas

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.

Mar 17, 2009
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Raziel313 from California

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

May 21, 2017
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scottoale from California

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!

Oct 10, 2006
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brewbattles from California

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

Jan 21, 2014
Alleycat Amber from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 413 ratings