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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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2,205 Ratings

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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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From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on September 5, 2014.

Medium amber pour with a lingering off-white foamy head. Great lacing.

The hops are floral and the malts and toasty and that's what my nose enjoyed about this Red.

Medium and smooth body.

Like the aroma there is a good malty start and a biting hop finale. It lingers for a bit on the end. Reds are usually rather eh for me. This one was one the better ones I had had in recent years.

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Reddish brown pour with a decent off-white froth. Nice clarity.

Hop aromacy and piney resins. Citrus fruity. Darker honeyed malts. Truly digging this.

Has a wonderful citrusy hop profile with a delicate bitterness. Spicy in the back of the throat. Piney sensation. Overall a fine balance of hop and malt.

Has that creamy texture that I really dig in reds. Some chewiness as the sugars lay on the tongue. Hop wafting nice throughout stimulating the olfactory nerves.

Winner winner, chicken dinner. Great balance on malt and hop. Nice reddish hues and creamy texture. May I add also that the price point makes this a click to pick. Abv delivers a nice little wallop. This is not a cheap beer, but a reasonably priced brew. All around a tremendously tremendous beer!

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