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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

2,154 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,154
Reviews: 773
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 197
Gots: 255 | 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:
Beer added by: Reidrover on 03-05-2005

54.2 IBU
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours out a brilliant clear bronze. The head looks thick and with a foam top. Retention that won't quit. Lacing is abundant and sticky.

S - Pine needles in the nose, grapefruit and pineapple as well. All balanced out but a caramel/syrup sweetness.

T - Mostly bitter tropical fruits and hop spice with a sweetness stemming more from molasses and candy sugar. Very flavorful all in all.

M - Thick and full bodied. Carbonation is a bit high which I think keeps it from feeling to syrupy.

O - Basically pretty much a badass huge hoppy brew. You'll get your hops fix with this one. Lagunitas never fails to impress.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: nice amber-orange hue with a crystal-clear body and nice effervescence. Head is a thick finger of pillowy ivory foam.

Smell: some caramel malt comes through, but mostly it's a heady melange of piney, resiney, citrusy and funky hops, with a dose of spiciness to it all. Quite good.

Taste: sweet malt with a touch of biscuity character. Hops are strong, resiney and citrusy, and there's a good bit of bitterness to the beer (though it's not overwhelming). More like a red IPA or something along those lines, or even a light strong ale. Sort of style-defying, but quite tasty.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big dose of creamy carbonation. Works for me.

Overall: a very good red ale, due mostly to liberal applications of hops. Lagunitas rarely goes wrong in my book, and this is another example of a tasty, hoppy, drinkable brew.

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Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,154 ratings.