Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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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
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
Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,536 ratings.