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Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Lagunitas Imperial Red AleLagunitas Imperial Red Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,260 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1260
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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MLegendre

Oregon

3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Amber in color, thin white head, quite a bit of carbonation.

S: A very strong burst of piney hops hits my nostrils immidiatly and not much else. Smells like this will be similar to an IPA

T: There is a strong hop presence, but not too overpowering like an IPA. The maltiness is very present, but kind of in the background. It has the bitterness of an IPA, but none of the piney or citrusy flavors I usually associate with an IPA. The ABV is kind of high, but I couldn't taste the alcohol at all. Very well hidden.

M: A bit thick and a good amount of carbonation.

D: It does go down very easily and for something that has a slightly high ABV, it's very easy to drink and easy to lose track of how many you've had. A good solid beer, but probably not something I'd go out of my way to get.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2006 07:36:13 | More by MLegendre
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Lagunitas Imperial Red

Appearance: light nut brown, medium head, and good lacing.

Smell: fruity hops and a very light grain.

Taste: whole hop, nice malts, and a light citrus.

Mouthfeel: medium and smooth.

Overall:
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 1,260 ratings.