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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

1,285 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,285
Reviews: 686
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 139
Gots: 31 | 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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Genuine

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a clean tulip.

Pours a beautiful dark red/amber in color with a slight khaki head, that sticks around for a while, leaving beautiful lacing down the side of the glass.

Smell - the aroma that this beer gives off, is simply amazing. A bouquet of hop aromas quickly fill the glass. Citrus and pine is what I pick up.

Taste - this is where it all comes together. The nose leads into this fantastic adventure for the palate. Intense hop bitterness up front moves along to the flavoral malts, balanced nicely with the hops, which produce a medley of amazing flavors.

Mouthfeel - medium, carbonation is spot on.

Overall - This is one of my all-time favorite beers. The Flavor, aroma and color is just wonderful. I can't get enough of this beer. Will definitely be stocking up on it.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 02:02:01 | More by Genuine
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Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,285 ratings.