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Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Lagunitas Imperial Red AleLagunitas Imperial Red Ale

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92
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1,259 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1259
Reviews: 685
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%


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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ChopperSmith

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle into a standard clear pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a two finger white head that slowly fades away leaving some nice lacing.

Smell: Pine and citrus hops with a slightly sweet caramel malt beneath it. Smells clean and crisp. Inviting.

Taste: A lot like the smell with big pine and citrus hops up front that are well balanced by big medium roasted malt flavors of caramel and biscuits. All of the flavors are big and bold, but extremely well balanced. It's really a flavor explosion, and not for the timid beer drinker.

Mouth feel: Medium bodied and medium carbonation with a noticeable but not over the top hops bitterness. Finishes slightly dry.

Overall: One word describes this beer...BIG. It's like an American Red or Amber beer on steroids. More hops, more malts and more alcohol sweetness than a typical American Red or Amber, and that makes it pretty darn good in my opinion. Will buy this again as long as I can.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 16:57:04 | More by ChopperSmith
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Lagunitas Imperial Red

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This is nice brew. The hops are up front and immediately followed by nice warm malts. The hops give off a whole cone flavor, while being very balanced in itself. The hops were added in the right amounts at the right times.

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Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,259 ratings.