Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by BeerOnTheWall:
3.53/5 rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle poured into Lagunitas Mason Jar.
Pours crystal clear copper color, 1/2" off-white head dissipated after about a minute leaving behind thin layer of foam, lots of lacing left sticking around the top of the glass.
Smell is more hops than malt with some spicy grapefruit coming through right away. A little yeast and caramel malt are noticeable but faint.
Taste is a bit more balanced but still has some prominent hops. Grapefruit up front, some sweet caramel and fresh biscuit, more yeast, earthy/piny bitter finish. 7.8% abv is hidden well.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied (although lighter bodied for the style). Average carbonation and clean.
Overall I enjoyed this beer. It's a red IPA. I personally would have liked the same hop presence with a little more malt sweetness to balance it out. Easy drinking for being a bigger beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2012 04:03:03 | More by BeerOnTheWall
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3.9/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Another new bomber to me from Lagunitas, my first encounter with one of their imperial red ales. Expectations are nice, since Lagunitas usually does great beers for a great price.
Poured into a Lagunitas mason jar.
A - It pours a nice dark coppery bronze colored body with about two fingers of creamy off-white froth.
S - The nose is comprised of smooth creamy sweet caramel / red malts. Some light trademark piney / resinous hop notes noticeable in the background. Herbal & earthy.
T - Remarkably well-balanced. Spicy bitter piney hop presence, grapefruit, stone fruits, and lots of bready red / caramel maltiness. Again, herbal and earthy. The hops are nice, but I think the malts are what makes this one a winner.
M - The feel is smooth & creamy. Sticky, bitter, resinous, and dry on the finish.
Overall, another quality bomber from Lagunitas. Very rarely have these guys let me down, especially when it comes to the bombers. Definitely recommended.
Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale ---4/5.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2014 03:38:05 | More by mfnmbvp
Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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