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Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Imperial Red AleLagunitas Imperial Red Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,536 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,536
Reviews: 716
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 159
Gots: 98 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
54.2 IBU

(Beer added by: Reidrover on 03-05-2005)
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Greywulfken

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

A: ruby brown ale, faintly hazed, with a couple of fingers of pale foam that left some small lacing down the glass

S: warming bready malts under resinous pine and citric hop aromas

T: warm brown bread and biscuit, slightly sweet; muted fruitiness; grapefruit and orange citrus elements as well as piney wood

M: medium-weight, enough chew that you're not likely to down it, but not so much that you couldn't if you wanted to; moderate carbonation

O: a nice take on the red/amber ale, IPA-like hops, but the malts give it a heartier, rustic character. Solid.

08-17-2014 14:21:56 | More by Greywulfken
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utopiajane

New York

3.84/5  rDev -7%

pours orange and clear with only a few bubbles wafting toward the top to meet a creamy head of off off white foam that fell slowly and left lace. The nose is pink grapefruit with it's sweet little backing, earthy pine, some fresh orange and a biscuit like malt that promises a bit of sugar. Taste is excellent. The mouthfeel is pristine. A touch of weight from that malt and then airy lightness but smooth. Good carbonation that goes largely unnoticed. The beer is a touch sticky and lip smackingly so with a bit of resin that coats the tongue and lets a bit of the grapefruit pith and the earthy pine come through just a bit more before the creamy smooth malt rolls through to the finish. Finishes with a slight bitter that is a lovely accent to all the fruitiness of this beer.

08-13-2014 15:20:32 | More by utopiajane
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Motleydrunk56

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

09-03-2014 03:03:19 | More by Motleydrunk56
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LutherBrau

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

09-03-2014 00:47:57 | More by LutherBrau
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Cycle69

Ontario (Canada)

4.6/5  rDev +11.4%

09-03-2014 00:26:47 | More by Cycle69
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Beeahluvah

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

09-02-2014 20:22:21 | More by Beeahluvah
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mjc3151

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9%

09-02-2014 19:25:51 | More by mjc3151
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Dbrckm

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

09-02-2014 03:16:09 | More by Dbrckm
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LostHighway

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

09-01-2014 23:59:45 | More by LostHighway
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sirhc3034

Texas

4.44/5  rDev +7.5%

09-01-2014 23:05:15 | More by sirhc3034
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lucasj82

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

09-01-2014 20:11:25 | More by lucasj82
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MaxPowers

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-01-2014 19:41:40 | More by MaxPowers
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Julius9988


4.5/5  rDev +9%

09-01-2014 15:51:05 | More by Julius9988
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jose_alehouseSD

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-01-2014 14:50:18 | More by jose_alehouseSD
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JT99125

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

09-01-2014 14:35:59 | More by JT99125
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teak

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

09-01-2014 03:29:33 | More by teak
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Motozappa

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9%

09-01-2014 03:25:30 | More by Motozappa
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twenteone

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

09-01-2014 03:20:24 | More by twenteone
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vidisad

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

09-01-2014 02:47:54 | More by vidisad
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Spiral517

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

09-01-2014 00:46:02 | More by Spiral517
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nygannon

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-31-2014 23:04:37 | More by nygannon
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sansho

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-31-2014 19:58:59 | More by sansho
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-31-2014 19:28:39 | More by Oakenator
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mweso2000

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-31-2014 19:21:07 | More by mweso2000
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Professor_Yeesh

California

4.75/5  rDev +15%

08-31-2014 03:08:58 | More by Professor_Yeesh
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Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,536 ratings.