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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

1,295 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,295
Reviews: 687
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 141
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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Reviews by illidurit:
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illidurit

California

3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Stubby 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Copper-amber color with a thick tan head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is mainly citrus hops, with a very tangy character, and caramel malt. Flavor is the same. Sweet and substantial malt base, orangey grapefruity hops, and a slight metallic note. Piney bitterness takes the edge off the sappy sweetness. Finish is a little dirty/sticky, body is a couple shades over medium.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2008 06:29:45 | More by illidurit
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smell- aroma is slightly sour, slight caramel

taste- malt character, hoppy crispness cutting through. very clean

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 1,295 ratings.