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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

2,024 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,024
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 182
Gots: 202 | 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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Photo of Sanjay
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Sanjay, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

HopSavant, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

PickleBucket29, Aug 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Joestradamus91, Aug 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

h4ger, Aug 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.2%

bdelonj13, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

BuckeyeFaninMI, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

KG710, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

gshak, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

MidwestBA, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

spark3148857, Aug 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Kylemif, Aug 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

mcgovern1010, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

thinwhiteduke, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of ambruns1979
3.75/5  rDev -9%

ambruns1979, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

qcbrewer, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Kinger86, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of delta490
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a deep copper with a thick pillowy white head. The aroma is an excellent blend of pine hops and caramel malt. The taste is big hops balanced adeptly with an equally strong malt backbone. There is a nice full and smooth feeling to the body and a little bite from the hops on the finish. A great imperial red ale.

delta490, Aug 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Beerdudenumberone, Aug 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Erik-P, Aug 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

assman79, Aug 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

dmgallag, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

caahare, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of spacebear09
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Amber colored brew with good carbonation. Very thick head with good retention.

Smell- Bready sweetness, citrus, pineapple.

Taste- Citrusy and hop forward but not to the extent of most other Lagunitas beers. Biscuity malt backbone with a nutty finish.

Mouthfeel- Creamy and full bodied.

Overall- A fairly good beer. Nowhere near as good as Nugget Nectar though.

spacebear09, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of rdilauro
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I enjoy anything that Lagunitas brings forward. They have never been afraid to put together a beer that might not 'sound' right but comes forward with a nice brew.

Red Ale? What is it really? Deeper in color than a normal ale, reddish in color with a not too shy amount of hops coming around.

This one could sort of be a sleeper for me. Sounds as if many others should read the report about this one and then start to make their own positives as well as negatives.

When you start to drink and ask for the next one, you realize that you are basically happy with what has been presented to you already.

rdilauro, Aug 05, 2014
Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,024 ratings.