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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

1,290 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,290
Reviews: 687
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 139
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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KingSlender

California

3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber picked up at Bev Mo.

Glassware - Rogue Pint

Pours a nice light amber. Seems a tad bit thick in density to what I expected. The light brown head forms up nice and looks enticing....a bit like cinnamon whipped cream.

The smell is not the best part of this beer, but it's OK. A sweet malty grist to it with a bit of roasted nuts.

The taste is heavy on the malt with a surprising hop bite towards the end of each sip. A sweet carmel core comes through and with a little higher alchohol content might taste similar to a barleywine.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2005 04:16:47 | More by KingSlender
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smell- aroma is slightly sour, slight caramel

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mouthfeel; medium body, quite carbonated, crisp and then creaminess in the finish. nice contrast there.

aroma- definitely worth trying

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Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,290 ratings.