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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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very good

27 Reviews
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Reviews: 27
Hads: 182
Avg: 3.89
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 7
Gots: 28 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jvillefan on 02-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.
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4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap for the Bruery Initiation Celebration held at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA.

Pours a murky orange-red with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and herbal hops. Taste is much the same with a citrus zest flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and super easy to drink.

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4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A: There is a two finger brown/ivory thick head with a muddy brown/amber body.

S: Hops are the first thing to come off this beer. Very strong citrus aromas. There is also a very potent caramel malt as well. There is no EtOH which is surprising for a 12% beer.

T: It is both simultaneously a hop bomb and a malt bomb. The hops are bitter, citrus, and pine. The malts are toffee (very strong), caramel, with a tiny bit of roast. There flavors are very independent and don't really work together.

M: Very heavy and silky body with a surprisingly pleasant carbonation for a 12% beer. There is a touch of alcohol there but it is well hidden.

O: Great beer worth a try. Get this beer when it is released in bottles in about a month.

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Preservation Series: Imperial Loakal Red from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.