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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

1,298 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,298
Reviews: 687
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 141
Gots: 32 | 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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Reviews by Dope:
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A beautiful clear ruby red pour. Huge frothy off-white head. Head retention is great and it leaves spiderwebs of lacing all over the glass.

S: Big stinging grapefruit and citrus bite. A little bit of mango in there too. Some pine backs it up. Nice sweet caramel malt and some bread with it too.

T: Big grapefruit bitterness up front. Mellows out with some mango and orange. Nice strong caramel and bready malts balance it out. Touch of pine lingers in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, smooth, a bit drying. Nice.

O: Big hoppy imperial red, just as you would expect. Hoppy enough to be an IPA but it's the big malt that keeps it in check and within the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 04:14:55 | More by Dope
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smell- aroma is slightly sour, slight caramel

taste- malt character, hoppy crispness cutting through. very clean

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aroma- definitely worth trying

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Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,298 ratings.