Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle poured into a sam adams laser etched glass.
Appearance: The creamy and thick 2 finger beige head looks amazing but I'm not digging the auburn color of this imperial red. I'd be much more attracted to a redder color such as that of green flash hop head red.
Smell: A wonderful floral bouquet of hops! Not overbearing by any means but deliciously hypnotizing. Some underlying cascade hop grapefruit quality to it.
Taste: An initial hop bitterness leads into a strong amount of sweet malt followed by a bitter finish. The malt isn't as aggressive as the bitter hopping but its well defined none the less.
Mouthfeel: Much to syrupy for my tastes. Decent amount of carbonation helps me to get it down but the mouthfeel is the least impressive feature of this brew so far.
Drinkability: 3.5 because of my feelings about the mouthfeel.
This is a delicious beer but its too syrupy and a bit too full bodied for me.
Serving type: bottle
10-17-2008 22:53:28 | More by koopa
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Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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