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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

1,827 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,827
Reviews: 746
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 173
Gots: 168 | 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:
54.2 IBU

(Beer added by: Reidrover on 03-05-2005)
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4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This one's reputation precedes it. And finally, I can experience it. At cellarish temperature. In my IPG (imperial pint glass).

Guess what? It's red. It also has a large, two~three finger light-beige head. Looks very good.

SMELLS very good. It's a typically hoppy, dank, piney, and citrusy Lagunitas scent, but, similar to Hairy Eyeball (which I adore), there is also a dimension of sweet, berry-like maltiness. Kinda like grapefruit mixed with cranberries and honey. QUITE nice to sniff.

The flavor follows suit. Vibrant (mainly citrus) fruitiness, dank and piney hops, and a honey or brown sugar thing going on. AND some real nice toast and nuttiness in the finish. Everything melds... and tastes harmoniously good.

I'm especially fond of the feel, which is admirably full. It lends support to the structure of the extensive flavor profile. Or to rephrase: it allows the flavors to stick around, unpack their complexities and make themselves comfortable on my palate.

As expected, another Lagunitas ale that rules. And this one can not only appease a hops-craving, but also placate a hankering for malts to an extent.

Kuaff, Oct 18, 2014
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Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,827 ratings.