Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Imperial Red AleLagunitas Imperial Red Ale

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2,109 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,109
Reviews: 767
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 187
Gots: 222 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.16/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

A: ruby brown ale, faintly hazed, with a couple of fingers of pale foam that left some small lacing down the glass

S: warming bready malts under resinous pine and citric hop aromas

T: warm brown bread and biscuit, slightly sweet; muted fruitiness; grapefruit and orange citrus elements as well as piney wood

M: medium-weight, enough chew that you're not likely to down it, but not so much that you couldn't if you wanted to; moderate carbonation

O: a nice take on the red/amber ale, IPA-like hops, but the malts give it a heartier, rustic character. Solid.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.16/5  rDev +1%

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4.12/5  rDev 0%

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4.12/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

4.19@ local market. imperial red? ain't pour such; brown w/ a white touch O' caramel head. bottle sediment. smells dam good, tastes notably "lagunita-ish", then aftertastes with a flower of sorts, or is it a tree?

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4.73/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.16/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: The color of the brown bottle it came in with a slightly red tint; 1+ finger head
S: Solid malt backbone, almost smells like a bit of rye in the mix, along with noticeable pine/citrus hops
T: Matches the nose - nice hop/malt balance
M: Medium-bodied
O: Nothing in particular stands out as particularly unique but every part is well executed and balanced

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4.2/5  rDev +1.9%

Excellent beer. Extreamly smooth.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.76/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,109 ratings.