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Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Lagunitas Imperial Red AleLagunitas Imperial Red Ale

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92
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1,258 Ratings
THE BROS
91
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Ratings: 1258
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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busterthecat

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 12 oz bottle stamped 02529412 served at 50 degrees into a SA perfect pint glass. Label is different then the picture listed, as well as the IBU listed (on bottle as 54.20).

A- Pours a deep darker brassy color from bottle, settles to a transparent light brown amber hue. A decent off-white head forms before reducing to a god filmy capping.

S- Hops forward on the nose, yet a warm bready malt tone makes itself known. Hop aroma profile is different, notes of red grapefruit, blood orange and some onion like aroma. It pulls at the nose and is a bit off-putting.

T- Luckily takes a detour from the aroma. A mixture of citrus hops and some pine hit first, then a secondary taste of smooth mellow lightly spiced doughy malts blends into the mix. Finishes very balanced, but with enough hop zest to make you remember what is there.

M- Smooth mellow feel for a well hopped brew. Medium sized body for it's ABV. Easy on the palate and the bitterness doesn't linger long, just traces of zesty tingling on the tongue. Dries very slowly.

O- A good brew, worth trying. An easy drinker with some depth. Wish the Aroma was better/ matched the taste more.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 04:36:53 | More by busterthecat
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Lagunitas Imperial Red

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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 1,258 ratings.