Alleycat Amber | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
California, United States
lostcoast.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
400
Reviews:
174
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
12.4%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
60
For Trade:
0
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Photo of warriorsoul
4.01/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a sixer of 8 Ball Stout while on Long Island...Shoreline Beverage to be exact.
Was surprised to find this bottle mixed in (not thrilled) and figured I was cheated. After trying this beer, I feel it was a blessing in disguise.
Pours a very inviting bright copper...almost what I'd expect from a pumpkin spiced brew. A decent amount of beige head sits on top w/ very minimal lacing that has practically no cling. Still, a very attractive offering.
The aroma is a bit mild...a floral hop character w/ some caramel mixed in.
Taste is one very tasty sip after another...very well balanced w/ a huge hop presence (for its style). Carmelized malt keeps this beer balanced...I do not detect anything that would classify this as a Red.
Mouthfeel is decent...not thin at all and has no lingering bitterness.
This could be one of the easiest brews to consume if given the opportunity.
Another solid beer from Lost Coast.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of gunnerman
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, has that nice amber tannish brown look to it with a very small head that doesn't hang aroung that long. Smell is a very sweet tangy tart smell, you can pick up on the citrus smelling hops, this is a good smelling brew. Taste is bitter but mild, it is very nicly balanced has a bitter bite to it, I can taste like sour tarts at first with a nice coffee after taste. This is overall a very good drink and I can recommend it to others, 2 thumbs up.

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Photo of Tavo2311
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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Photo of Phoodcritic
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a reddish gold/ amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry, bitter, malty scent that boasts of pale and crystal malts along with a slightly sweet yeast aroma. The taste is good. It has a nice breadlike maltiness to it with a dry bitter hop flavor that rounds out the palate. It goes down smooth and finishes with a grainy aftertaste. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a fine amber ale. It has good malt complexity and hop qualities; a fine sessions ale.

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Photo of Durge
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the Jax Deli & Ale House in Lake Mary, Florida. A dark amber color brew with a thin off-white head and substantial lacing. It had a nice malty scent including some light piney hops. The first taste suggested banana and more hops with very decent carbonation to lively things up. It has some bready/biscuit qualities along with some brown sugar sweetness. It has a slightly dry finish that goes well with the sweet flavors for a very pleasing end. Very easy to drink especially with such good flavor. It's only knock for my tastes is that it was too thin in body which seemed a bit odd with so much good flavor going on. But I liked this and would suggest a try.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of aquaderek
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tasting glass. The appearance is nice, amber, but more on the reddish side with a tanish head which last for a while and on dissipate quickly reappears if the beer is agitated. The nose is initially diacetyl and butterscotch, then come the roasted malty notes. I cannot really find too much hop presence, but that is consistent with the style. The taste is good and well balanced; nothing really jumps out and grabs you, nice unobtrusive well balanced beer. I would definitely drink a few in a sitting.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of UncleJimbo
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on-tap at Freakin Frog in Las Vegas.

This amber ale poured a cloudy, amber/red color with dark, crumbly tan foam that settled and clung to the glass. The smell was nicely malty. The taste was quite hoppy with citrusy hops (northwest hops) and a good malty flavor to balance. The mouthfeel was dry and hoppy with medium-full body and good carbonation. The malty flavor lingered in the finish. This was a good amber ale, though this sample showed a touch of oxidation.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

good with a kick taste smilar to sam adams boston laguer

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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Alleycat Amber from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
3.63 out of 5 based on 400 ratings.
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