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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

1,495 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,495
Reviews: 714
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 156
Gots: 88 | 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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morrism1

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-24-2014 00:21:52 | More by morrism1
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astronautjones

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -5.6%

08-23-2014 23:09:31 | More by astronautjones
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Phigg1102

New York

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%

08-23-2014 16:01:12 | More by Phigg1102
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Jhickcox


4.4/5  rDev +6.5%

08-23-2014 04:25:23 | More by Jhickcox
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-23-2014 03:13:43 | More by DaftPatrick
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joriv

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Boyfriend: Hoppy goodness! YUM
Girlfriend: Apparently, i can't say "apparently" without the boyfriend giving me shit about the "apparently boy". Anyways, APPARENTLY I'm not too fond of the hops. I did not trade any of my Black Rhino's Black Ale for it.

08-23-2014 03:13:25 | More by joriv
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Minnesota_beer_guy

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-23-2014 01:44:55 | More by Minnesota_beer_guy
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kenzilka007

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-23-2014 01:14:35 | More by kenzilka007
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Poured from bomber into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a nice deep copper-ruby color with a one finger head of fizzy foam. The head fades rather quickly to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite robust of hoppy smells with a great showing of pine and grapefruit citrus. Along with these aromas are some nice roasted malt and sweeter smells of caramel as well as sweeter dark fruit aromas of a bit of cherry and fig. Overall the aroma is quite nice.

Taste – The taste begins with a very chewy and lightly toasted bready flavor with some hints of caramel sweetness within. While the nose had quite a bit of caramel, upfront the caramel is very light with it only gaining a little bit of intensity as the flavor moves onto the end. The nose also depicted a more hoppy aroma, which the taste was not upfront. There was a little bit of citrus grapefruit hop at the start, but it was light. As the taste advances however, the citrus gets stronger and is joined by a good sum of a pine hop flavor, with the two melding well with the very bready and roasted flavors of the brew. With a little bit of a herbal hop and some cherry and brown sugar that come at the end, a very pleasant and decently hopped but still roasted and lightly sweetened “red ale” taste is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. Both are fantastic for the big bready and red ale flavors of the brew, with them accentuating the pine and citrus hop nicely but yet still maintaining enough effervescence and thinness to be good for the sweeter flavors of the brew.

Overall – Another great brew by Lagunitas with tons of fantastic flavor and at one fantastic bomber price. They are consistently one of the better (if not the best) breweries for the cost. Well done!!

08-23-2014 01:11:12 | More by Darkmagus82
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Furley80

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +4.1%

08-23-2014 00:50:10 | More by Furley80
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-22-2014 23:02:33 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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Bumblebtna

Massachusetts

3.12/5  rDev -24.5%

08-22-2014 20:53:04 | More by Bumblebtna
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

08-22-2014 19:38:58 | More by Walkerjgt
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WesMantooth

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-22-2014 15:59:41 | More by WesMantooth
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-22-2014 15:33:09 | More by JMUbrewz
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BrewThru_29

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-22-2014 05:07:11 | More by BrewThru_29
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TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-22-2014 00:05:14 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-22-2014 00:05:13 | More by atlbravsrno1
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Ri0

Wisconsin

4.64/5  rDev +12.3%

poured 22oz bottle into snifter.

A - Very dark amber, with a 2 finger sandy head. Very nice retention, but minimal lacing.

S - Juicy, sweet malts and bitter hops. Really great aroma.

T - This is the perfect tasting beer for me; my palate goes crazy when it hits. The tropical, bitter hops compliment the sweet amber malts to perfection. It's hard not to drink quickly.

M - Medium bodied with excellent carbonation. It is refreshing, malty and bitter all at once.

O - This is like the west coast version of Nugget Nectar and I will be purchasing more bottles.

08-21-2014 23:57:42 | More by Ri0
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kwa357

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-21-2014 19:22:41 | More by kwa357
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-21-2014 02:15:25 | More by jsurfs82
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wc94wc

California

4.56/5  rDev +10.4%

08-21-2014 01:50:14 | More by wc94wc
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tmcarter23

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-21-2014 01:46:04 | More by tmcarter23
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Faroveryonder

Missouri

4.28/5  rDev +3.6%

08-20-2014 23:07:29 | More by Faroveryonder
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jplopez21

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-20-2014 21:18:56 | More by jplopez21
Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,495 ratings.