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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

1,523 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,523
Reviews: 716
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 156
Gots: 93 | 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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Greywulfken

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

A: ruby brown ale, faintly hazed, with a couple of fingers of pale foam that left some small lacing down the glass

S: warming bready malts under resinous pine and citric hop aromas

T: warm brown bread and biscuit, slightly sweet; muted fruitiness; grapefruit and orange citrus elements as well as piney wood

M: medium-weight, enough chew that you're not likely to down it, but not so much that you couldn't if you wanted to; moderate carbonation

O: a nice take on the red/amber ale, IPA-like hops, but the malts give it a heartier, rustic character. Solid.

08-17-2014 14:21:56 | More by Greywulfken
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utopiajane

New York

3.84/5  rDev -7%

pours orange and clear with only a few bubbles wafting toward the top to meet a creamy head of off off white foam that fell slowly and left lace. The nose is pink grapefruit with it's sweet little backing, earthy pine, some fresh orange and a biscuit like malt that promises a bit of sugar. Taste is excellent. The mouthfeel is pristine. A touch of weight from that malt and then airy lightness but smooth. Good carbonation that goes largely unnoticed. The beer is a touch sticky and lip smackingly so with a bit of resin that coats the tongue and lets a bit of the grapefruit pith and the earthy pine come through just a bit more before the creamy smooth malt rolls through to the finish. Finishes with a slight bitter that is a lovely accent to all the fruitiness of this beer.

08-13-2014 15:20:32 | More by utopiajane
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teak

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

09-01-2014 03:29:33 | More by teak
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Motozappa

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9%

09-01-2014 03:25:30 | More by Motozappa
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twenteone

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

09-01-2014 03:20:24 | More by twenteone
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vidisad

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

09-01-2014 02:47:54 | More by vidisad
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Spiral517

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

09-01-2014 00:46:02 | More by Spiral517
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nygannon

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-31-2014 23:04:37 | More by nygannon
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sansho

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-31-2014 19:58:59 | More by sansho
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-31-2014 19:28:39 | More by Oakenator
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mweso2000

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-31-2014 19:21:07 | More by mweso2000
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Professor_Yeesh

California

4.75/5  rDev +15%

08-31-2014 03:08:58 | More by Professor_Yeesh
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-31-2014 03:08:06 | More by BrownAleMale
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Lagunitas Imperial Red

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a shaker pint. Served chilled...

A) Nice looking red ale with a big rocky off white head. Nice retention and a shit ton of sticky lacing.

S) Bready with a little caramel sweetness. Some nice pine and floral hop aroma there too.

T) Yeah.... Um... Follows the nose, which in this case is a good thing.

M) Nice easy drinking medium bodied brew with ample carbonation. Piney, grassy aftertaste is enjoyable.

O) Enjoyed this one quite a bit. Like the hop profile in their Lucky 13 or whatever number it was, just a little more. Glad to recommend this mofo.

08-31-2014 01:50:51 | More by RoamingGnome
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WIBrewMan

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-31-2014 01:41:01 | More by WIBrewMan
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Eddiehop

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-31-2014 00:24:36 | More by Eddiehop
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Ghrymm

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Very nice Red Ale ,poured a Rusty Dark Orange very fine bubbles nice small fine head with good lacing.
Pine forest nose with pine citrus taste, solid Ale close to there IPA's but on its own.
Worth picking up.

08-31-2014 00:13:59 | More by Ghrymm
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-30-2014 22:14:30 | More by LarryMyers
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +15%

08-30-2014 18:26:18 | More by tkdchampxi
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chip26

Illinois

3.64/5  rDev -11.9%

08-30-2014 04:52:40 | More by chip26
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-30-2014 03:05:10 | More by Sir_Goatman
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sd123

Louisiana

4.2/5  rDev +1.7%

08-30-2014 01:14:12 | More by sd123
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StArnoldFan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-29-2014 20:56:32 | More by StArnoldFan
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costanzo_mike

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -5.6%

08-29-2014 12:06:00 | More by costanzo_mike
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Draesith

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.1%

08-29-2014 02:32:21 | More by Draesith
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Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,523 ratings.