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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

1,306 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,306
Reviews: 687
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 142
Gots: 38 | 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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ojiikun

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3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Live reviewed at Collins Pub in Seattle.

Served up in just a pint glass, the most noticable aspect is the fine, creamy head that sticks around with tenacity. Color of the foam is like a cola, light but with some greyish yellow. Body is dark if not a little too thin a yellow-brown. Crystal clear.

Nose is sweet and floral. Lightish malts dominate, along with new-world hops.

Taste is more sweet and even hoppier, with alphas consuming most of the floral - all except the lemoney citrus. Near the end the honey malts soften to a light caramel. Has an almost oaked middle, inexplicably.

Mouthfeel is a little chalky, and a bit more sticky. Fortunately, not cloying.

The best thing here is how the nose opens up and develops into the middle of the body. A bit bitter, but heavy enough to support it. Not a bad ale for winter and very hearty foods.

Serving type: on-tap

11-27-2007 03:04:33 | More by ojiikun
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Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,306 ratings.