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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

1,492 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,492
Reviews: 714
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 156
Gots: 87 | 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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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Appearance: deep blood red almost brownish. one and a half fingers of a whitish head that fades slowly and leaves a pretty strong lacing. has a brightness to it but still a little bit hazy. 4.25/5

Smell: super strong and sweet caramel, darker caramel malts that hint at dark fruits. lots of bitter hoppiness coming through with resin, pine and citrus. some additional candy sweetness. 3.75/5

Taste: opens with a mix of dark caramel malts and caramelized sugar. the initial sweetness is quickly muted by a good dash of hop bitterness. hops include resin, pine and some citrus. Not quite as good as the smell due to the lack of balance. 3.25/5

Mouthfeel: medium to full bodied. good bitterness but does not linger. almost not enough bitterness for all the sweet in this beer. 3.5/5

Overall: not quite the level I expect from Lagunitas and certainly not in the same ballpark as their other imperial red they release in bombers.

08-19-2014 22:57:07 | More by SportsandJorts
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cherche

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-19-2014 20:19:05 | More by cherche
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smanders

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Picked up a bomber of this from Whole Paycheck in Fair Lakes for $6.35; pretty decent price, really.

Appearance: dark copper with nicely firmed head. Significant lacing throughout.

Smell: remember when Nugget Nectar was good? Yeah, it smells like that! You can still pick out the sweetness from all of the bitter, citrusy hops.

Taste: perfect balance of sweet malt and floral/bitter hops. Nothing is "off" with this beer. If you like malt--check. If you like hops--check. If you like the taste of your beer improving as it sits in your glass--check.

Drinkability: High. Well priced, limited availability Imperial Red from a much-respected brewery. These folks have their priorities straight; thanks Lagunitas!

08-19-2014 19:59:54 | More by smanders
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ronricorossi

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

A beautiful amber orange and yellow color, a perfect blend of hops and malt in the nose and in the taste, with the smooth and creamy mouthfeel anything claiming "imperial" status really should have. Really, just about a perfect imperial red. Is there a better red? Until further notice, my answer's "no".

08-19-2014 04:08:46 | More by ronricorossi
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samtrillo

California

4.04/5  rDev -2.2%

08-19-2014 00:46:06 | More by samtrillo
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jimba


2.12/5  rDev -48.7%

08-18-2014 22:47:36 | More by jimba
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ScottK22

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-18-2014 17:25:52 | More by ScottK22
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th3d1ck

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-18-2014 03:49:52 | More by th3d1ck
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Aidan_Stewart

Virginia

4.36/5  rDev +5.6%

08-18-2014 03:07:11 | More by Aidan_Stewart
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kingmaxwell

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-17-2014 23:59:28 | More by kingmaxwell
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Bhoward0698

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-17-2014 23:53:55 | More by Bhoward0698
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AMCimpi

New York

4.2/5  rDev +1.7%

08-17-2014 23:17:53 | More by AMCimpi
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Gadun76

Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +2.7%

08-17-2014 21:45:39 | More by Gadun76
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twistwrist

Georgia

5/5  rDev +21.1%

Can't go wrong with Lagunitas. ever.

08-17-2014 21:41:18 | More by twistwrist
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AGust82

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-17-2014 21:38:44 | More by AGust82
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JohnBender

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-17-2014 20:57:04 | More by JohnBender
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BeerMeInStl

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-17-2014 20:43:02 | More by BeerMeInStl
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AAYeste

North Carolina

3.24/5  rDev -21.5%

08-17-2014 19:54:55 | More by AAYeste
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-17-2014 19:32:02 | More by afsdan
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quindog

Colorado

4.16/5  rDev +0.7%

08-17-2014 17:44:28 | More by quindog
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Alron

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-17-2014 06:49:48 | More by Alron
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Carl_R

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-17-2014 04:55:10 | More by Carl_R
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.16/5  rDev +0.7%

08-17-2014 04:40:18 | More by mrebeka
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GregDuB65

Missouri

4.12/5  rDev -0.2%

08-17-2014 00:53:49 | More by GregDuB65
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dheacck11

Connecticut

4.12/5  rDev -0.2%

08-16-2014 22:52:38 | More by dheacck11
Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,492 ratings.