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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
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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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Maxwell

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours a nice blond amber and sits as a medium red with a pinkish hue at its fringes. Slight to no head with little to no lacing. Light carbonation.

Smell- Tart and hoppy, there’s a sweet tinge to the smell that suggests a fruitier taste. The malts definitely seem to be sweet, while the hops are tangy and sharp.

Taste- Sweet in its initial pull, almost like a sweet red wine or grape juice, the flavor pulls back into the more traditional bitter bite of a red with only a slight lingering dryness to the tongue and no trace of the sweet. The sweet tinge in the smell is leveled out by harsh bitters in the beer, leaving the hops as the only lingering taste. A solid red ale, its light for the imperial that its name claims but has a great red bite with its sweet malty front taste.

Mouthfeel- Bubbly on the tip and middle tongue, though harsher as it moves over the back of the tongue and down the throat. The dryness that it leaves upon the tongue seems ample for the beer’s type. It feels smooth and crisp in the mouth, as is expected of red ales, and the carbonation seemed fine.

Overall- Overall I’d say this beer was a success within its style. Personally, I love red ales, and this is a strong red ale with great characteristics, and a nice sweet twist in its smell and opening.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 01:40:21 | More by Maxwell
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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.