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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
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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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of BPMeyer27
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdcrouser
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Though I'm drinking it from the only glass available - a hotel room highball - I'll do my best.

Amber orange, with a hearty, pocked, white-tan head.

Bright, fresh tangerines are most apparent, giving a lively hops aroma.

Big citrus, some pine, very light malts and low bitterness.

Low carbonation, so it doesn't heighten the profile of the hops much.

A really nice red - big hops, but relatively subdued because of the carbonation level.

Photo of DCHritz
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tommy5
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pschie1
4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cdm1313
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of briandaube
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kodt
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaemeno3
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HellAwaits
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of zookerman182
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Small bottle pour

Clear reddish orange body and a big fluffy off white head.

Hoppy aroma. Pine and citrus fruit.

Nice bitter bite and pine overlaying some grapefruit.

Photo of ralerwen
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of nbal4396
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Xandrose
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of jgarvis
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of callmeoz
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Bustersuess
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Kurt_Dog
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of GarrettFM
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of HamdenHector
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: crystal clear; amber colored; 2 finger tan head that receded slowly to a thick cap; nice lacing;

S: hoppy - pine, floral, a little tropical fruit;

T: well balanced; earthy, piney hops, toffee, fruit cake, malt sweetness; low bitterness;

M: medium bodied; coats your mouth; moderate carbonation;

O: smooth;

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev -9%

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