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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

179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
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:
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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Preservation Series: Imperial Loakal Red from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.