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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
84
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177 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 8
Gots: 33 | FT: 5
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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Photo of GPHarris
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a - poured a two-fingers thick dense, creamy tan head into a tulip glass that left great lacing throughout. the body was a dark red almost brown color.
s - citrusy and piney hops with a little booziness.
t - citrusy with some oak. a little hot with a woody and spicy finish.
m - medium body.
o - lots going on with this beer and it doesn't always quite mesh. maybe a little over the top.

GPHarris, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of Chuggernaut00
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Chuggernaut00, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Hopbully
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Hopbully, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of bauermj
4/5  rDev +5.3%

bauermj, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Sammy, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

wood forward amber beer type here, way more brown than red in color, but thats inconsequential because its red malt, sweet and toffee like that drive this beer. its got a nose and flavor that are decidedly grain driven, but balanced off with just enough hops, a little piney, but the sweetness still comes all the way through. aromas of vanilla from the oak are quite strong, but i get less of that in the taste. this has got a lot of caramel, almost to the point where its hard to drink a lot of it. i had trouble with the residual sugar, and the alcohol comes through probably a little more than it should, even though this is a beast. nice depth of malt flavor though, and the wood profile is strong throughout which makes it seem a little more well refined than it may in fact beer. good stuff from the bruery but a far cry from their best work in my humble opinion. a kitchen sink malt type, overly strong, but still darn tasty.

StonedTrippin, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of smitty5245
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

smitty5245, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of jsanford
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

jsanford, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of brewtechnik
4/5  rDev +5.3%

brewtechnik, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of davelag
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

davelag, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of JMBSH
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

JMBSH, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of socalbrewlvr
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

socalbrewlvr, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of ILikeGoodCider
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

ILikeGoodCider, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of stealth
4/5  rDev +5.3%

stealth, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer appears copper to ruby in color with a fair amount of haze. The aroma brings oak, alcohol, light fruit, pine, resin. A lot of sweetness up front with present alcohol throughout. Sugary with alcoholic warmth in the finish. Plenty of hop character, with a piney bitterness lingering in the back. Pretty good, but definitely best in small quantities.

Huhzubendah, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of Lucnifter
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Lucnifter, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of Popp24
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Popp24, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of topdown
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

topdown, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of Kreko7
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Kreko7, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 9.19.13

A - Pours a murky brown with a large dark tan head with great retention.

S - Malty, dark fruit, raisins.

T - Very malty, bready, hot alcohol, raisins.

D - Lots of carbonation with a medium body.

O - Hot and tons of maltiness with some dark fruits.

HuskyinPDX, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of geuze_gone_wild
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

geuze_gone_wild, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of Crazydaddyo
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Crazydaddyo, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4/5  rDev +5.3%

iL0VEbeer, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of miggy96
4/5  rDev +5.3%

miggy96, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of 12owls
3/5  rDev -21.1%

12owls, Sep 14, 2013
Preservation Series: Imperial Loakal Red from The Bruery
84 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.