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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

2,205 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,205
Reviews: 780
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 208
Gots: 277 | FT: 1
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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Ratings: 2,205 | Reviews: 780
Photo of 31Sam13
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of senglish7
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grizz_Dayly77
4.79/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I great beer. Smooth hoppy taste with a great amber red color. Had a good 1.5" head and was very crisp. Definitely adding this on to the top favorites list.

Photo of Dicers
3.64/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nelsonracite
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.34/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Imperial Red pours a reddish color with a nice large lacing head. There is a very earthy aroma, and very earthy taste, with some big hop flavors. Nice flavors, good body, but the earthy flavors are just too much.

Photo of ryan33iowa
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IPAbastard760
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck89
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HooRy9er
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Extrajoker00
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reviewed: 2/18/15

Imperial Red Ale by Lagunitas
poured from a 1pt 6oz. bottle into my Guinness pint glass

Packaging-
word heavy label with large Imperial Red, and the Lagunitas Dog (3.75)

Appearance-
dull amber, good retention of a medium tan head, some lacing (3.5)

Smell-
mostly pine and faint sweetness (3.75)

Taste-
pine hops with faint burnt sugar and earthy tones (3.75)

Mouthfeel-
velvet like and smooth (4.25)

Drinkability-
smooth and fulfilling (4.0)

Overall-
very good offering by Lagunitas. wonder when I'll see this 'limited release' again (4.0)

Comments-
wanted to try, like Lagunitas beer, hoping it was similar to Great Lakes Nosferatu
---- J

Photo of liveforbeer
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elNopalero
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This pours a warming amber-red with a sticky piney aroma. There’s a piney hop presence, with a touch of caramel stickiness on the finish.

Photo of lemmy187
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StevenNebulous
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Carolvs
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rangerred
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear red with a one finger thick off-white head. Very good lacing and head retention.

Very malty aroma with some spicy pine and earthy notes. Almost seems like there is a touch of rye in there.

They malty pine carries over into the flavor. Wonderful balance between malt and hops with touches if rye and roasted malt. Bitterness is on the high side but it works well here.

Overall, this is what a red ale should be. This beer hits all the marks.

Photo of Wizzle32
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Judgie
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZachT
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MallyOMight
3.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoelClark
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B33rcules
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RJB66
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopHead4LifeFour20
4.89/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,205 ratings.