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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

1,285 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,285
Reviews: 686
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 139
Gots: 31 | 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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marc77

California

3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear, deep ruddy bronze hue. Mountainous, dense, whipped fresh cream like head yields dogged, frothy lace. Soft pine and underripe orange upfront in aroma, with secondary hints of dark toffee and sweet biscuit. Incipient in flavor is a snap of medium lovibond caramel sweetness, which is promptly ensued by agreeably sharp, pithlike hop bitterness. Bitterness is aptly complemented by notions of tangerine marmalade, ghostly spruce and mellow strawberry-esque sweetness. Moderate in body, with an agreeably airy and fluid mouthfeel. Finishes with a fleeting resurgence of fruity sweetness akin to fresh squeezed grapefruit and caramel. Quite a tasty brew, with a balanced flavor profile and superb drinkability. Yet another regular in my fridge has been discovered.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2005 02:29:28 | More by marc77
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Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,285 ratings.