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Preservation Series: Imperial Loakal Red - The Bruery

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Preservation Series: Imperial Loakal RedPreservation Series: Imperial Loakal Red

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BA SCORE
85
very good

176 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 176
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 8
Gots: 32 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Loakal Red is just what you expect, a bigger, maltier, more intense version of our hoppy, oaky red ale. Coming in at nearly double the abv of regular Loakal Red, this beer retains the essence of the base beer with notes of citrus, vanilla and oak, but brings it all to that next level. Definitely a great one to share with friends.

(Beer added by: jvillefan on 02-23-2013)
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Reviews by jlindros:
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.69/5  rDev -2.9%

Pours a light fizzy head decent lacing, murky apple juice brown colroed.

Nose has huge malt aroma, sweet candy syrupy malts, very faint bourbon alcohol notes, and a bit of candied fruits, big spicy earthy hops, candied orange peel.

Taste brings big sweeet candy, candied caramel, nougat, big spicy chewy salty briny hops, boozy quite a bit but not too much, thick syrupy sweet and very bitter. Booze warmth tingles, with a bit of candied apple and candied orange peel hops. Finish is sweet syrupy thick, big spicy earthy piney hops.

Mouth is fuller bod, tingly booze, syrupy, decent carb.

Overall meh, the original was better, this is just too much of everything and no real balance or anything you can settle with.

07-05-2013 17:21:19 | More by jlindros
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warnerry

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-13-2013 05:42:58 | More by warnerry
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California

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ehammond1


3.56/5  rDev -6.3%

Bottle (2013)

The Bruery
Placentia, CA

A murky dark amber and red with a thick, small-bubbled, tight khaki-colored head. Incredibly sticky--leaves the glass incredibly messy with irregular spiderwebs of bubbly stick.

A very sweet and malty aroma, especially as the beer warms. Sweet, melted caramel pushes up against sharp, stinging citrus notes. There's a bit of an alcohol presence as well, but at 12% ABV, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. Some pine. More hop presence as colder temperatures, and significantly more malt as the beer warms.

Very sweet caramel and bready malt flavors combine with pine and bright citrus notes in flavor. Somewhat simple but very tasty and quite drinkable. Some alcohol present.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Appropriate.

Very tasty, but probably too "big" for the style.

06-07-2013 02:35:34 | More by ehammond1
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

06-04-2013 03:36:02 | More by ReddMoneyBrown
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

09-05-2013 23:34:55 | More by JosephThompson
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Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

04-23-2013 00:28:43 | More by AlexChillton
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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05-19-2013 15:21:06 | More by Gonzoillini
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Crazydaddyo

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-05-2013 20:00:08 | More by Crazydaddyo
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.29/5  rDev -13.4%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep red. Big head. Off white foam. Lots of surface foam.

Smell - Hoppy and a bucket of caramel. Musty and citrus hops.

Taste - Really caramelly. Hops come second. Citrus. Kinda reminiscent of a barleywine. Musty and slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel - Heavy. Medium carbonation. Slight bitterness.

Overall - Imperial reds just aren't that exciting. This is very imperial and very unexciting. I can't disagree that it's well made though.

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California

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Hawaii

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California

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02-24-2013 06:58:52 | More by GRG1313
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California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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06-19-2014 19:12:46 | More by TheSamKuehn
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Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%

Poured in to tulip.

A - Dark amber; almost opaque. Two fingers of dirty white head and great lacing.

S - Citrus, caramel, toffee and brown sugar. Very sweet overall nose.

T - A huge bitterness with grapefruit and pine flavours and a massive warming alcohol presence. Sweet caramel and toffee provide balance. The finish is bitter and dry with a warming alcohol presence.

M - Medium, almost full body. Creamy. Light carbonation.

06-08-2013 15:31:30 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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cozumel4me

California

4.81/5  rDev +26.6%

A - Cloudy red-brown with a finger of lacing.

S - Lots of sweet caramel malts, grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, oak.

T - Rich sweet caramel malts, grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, resiny bitterness, oak, vanilla, a bit of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with lots of carbonation. Very smooth for an imperial red with a bitter and warming finish.

D - Excellent and very balanced imperial red ale. Excellent hops profile and bitterness.

This beer is in my wheelhouse big time. It may be too malty for some. I love the balance of this beer, even with a touch of booziness on the finish. This is one of my favorite new beers from The Bruery.

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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.04/5  rDev +6.3%

Blood red pour, tanned finger of head. Spidery lacing. It was quite nice to look at. Big caramel aroma, sweet malts, floral and pine, tinge of vanilla, hits of oak. Sweet taste, caramel, and sweet nuts. Bitter too, medium, with some piny hops. There's a little alcohol present. Full bodied, creamy, clean finish, nice bitterness.

Plenty flavor and nice drinkability despite the ABV...much better than the regular Loakal.

07-24-2013 04:01:27 | More by EgadBananas
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Preservation Series: Imperial Loakal Red from The Bruery
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