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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

1,280 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,280
Reviews: 686
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 137
Gots: 30 | 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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BrewMonkey

California

3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear amber with red highlights and not too much head, which recedes quickly leaving some sticky lacing behind.

Aroma of berries, strawberries and blueberries, similar to yogurt of either flavor. Flavor retains some of the fruitiness, but more of a sort of toffee nutty rye fruitcake flavor with a good deal of hop bitterness and decent carbonation breaking up a somewhat syrupy mouthfeel. Hints of sourness in the back also. Hop flavor, from what I can tell, is mostly floral. Alcohol presense is well hidden, with only moderate warming hinting at the strength.

Another terrific beer from Lagunitas.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2008 22:10:03 | More by BrewMonkey
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Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,280 ratings.