Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by ojiikun:
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
More User Reviews:
4.15/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Lagunitas Imperial Red
Appearance: light nut brown, medium head, and good lacing.
Smell: fruity hops and a very light grain.
Taste: whole hop, nice malts, and a light citrus.
Mouthfeel: medium and smooth.
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.
Serving type: bottle
11-23-2013 03:48:39 | More by megahurts4
Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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