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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

1,258 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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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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Reviews by mfavoino:
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mfavoino

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on 3/12/11.

Appearance: Pours a rich amber with a reddish tint. About one finger of head receded quickly.

Smell: Pleasantly surprised by the great pine and earthy hop aromas. Resiny and juicy. A sweet malt backbone is there too, once my nose gets past the initial burst of hops.

Taste: Big piney and resiny hop flavors go right at the palate. Aggressive and well-done because the caramel malt balances the beer out to compensate for the bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Adequately carbonated with a creamy and smooth feel to it.

Overall: Didn't expect such a hop forward brew, and I was pleasantly surprised. I'm calling this one a "Red IPA" with it's PNW characteristics and thought out malt backbone. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 01:12:19 | More by mfavoino
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Lagunitas Imperial Red

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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.