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RATINGS: 444   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A full-flavored amber ale made with roasted caramel malt. Richly colored and medium-bodied, Alleycat is an assertive blend of malts with a sprightly cascade of hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2005
On tap. Amber in color. Slightly hoppy aroma but mostly nondescript. Good but not great flavor. Tastes of hops with some citrus and malts. This is the kind of beer that youíre happy for when you discover it in the fridge at a party. Itís not necessarily a beer I would buy regularly since there are better beers out there for basically the same price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2005
Orange amber with yellow accents, slightly opaque. White head, slightly lingering. Aroma is a dextrin-like sweetness combined with hoppy citrus notes. Medium body with a nice malty sweetness. Hop flavor dominates the finish with a pleasing ESB crispness. Very well balanced, with a bold character unmarred by the heavyness or syrupy aspect that can be a problem with American Amber trying to make such a statement on the palate as this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Bottle. Amber color, medium whitish head, nice lacing on my glass. Aroma is mildly hoppy, some malt and caramel in there too, fairly weak. Flavor has a sturdy malt profile, some caramel, and a touch of hops in the finish. Smooth, a little light on the body, good level of carbonation. Another respectable brew from Lost Coast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Clear amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel and biscuits. Flavor has notes of caramel and pale malts, some grapefruit and toffee. Moderate sweetness and bitterness. Mild hoppage. Medium-thin body with subtle carbonation. Decent head retention. Drinkable but boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Interesting, I will try again. Poured cloudy amber with a small head. Flavor is somewhat hoppy. Aroma (based on my wifeís observation) is reminisant of cured tobacco. I like it because it seems to be complex on initial tasting. Worth a try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
pours an amber body (imagine that) with a nice white head.mostly earth tones in the aroma.sweet malts and a bit of hops in the flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Iím not a big amber drinker anyway, but this didnít impress me nearly as much as other Lost Coast beers have. Their Indica is really solid, but this was just a pretty standard amber. Malty, sweet, and uneventful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Pours bright and clear amber-copper color with a nice foamy off white head that leaves some lace in the glass, malty caramel aroma, sweet malty nutty flavors, medium bodied with a soft and creamy mouthfeel. It does finish with a nice and clean dryness, a very tasty amber ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Poured a nice red amber with a smallish head and lacing. Nice light aroma of hops and citrus. Flavor is great, light hops,malt and citrus flavors make this a very easy drinking and refreshing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2005
Butter/malt nose. Butterscotch flavor, some malt in the finish. That butter lingers. If I tried this in a blind taste test I would assume that it came from Middle Ages..

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