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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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2,148 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,148
Reviews: 772
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 196
Gots: 252 | 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
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Photo of zoopmark88
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  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of ONUMello
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

Photo of gonzo000
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%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.28/5  rDev +3.9%

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

new affordable bomber from lagunitas, pushing the red ipa style here, but still probably more malt driven than a red ipa would be. clear brick red in color with a tall and wispy off white head with a ton of rising bubbles collecting at the surface, very alive looking brew. the nose here is piney hops and a lot of breakfast coffee cake type red malt giving it both some lingering sweetness and plenty of body. the hops are mostly all in the finish, leaving the first half of the beer for the grain, which is sweeter but not at the expense of the hops or the finish. pine needle hop complexion is bold but not over done, we all found this to be an exceptionally easy drinking brew, especially for one almost 8% abv. clean finishing, quite refreshing, and a well made take on the style. I prefer it to the lucky 13 red beers they make, its more lively and unique. the price makes it that much better too!

Photo of utopiajane
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours orange and clear with only a few bubbles wafting toward the top to meet a creamy head of off off white foam that fell slowly and left lace. The nose is pink grapefruit with it's sweet little backing, earthy pine, some fresh orange and a biscuit like malt that promises a bit of sugar. Taste is excellent. The mouthfeel is pristine. A touch of weight from that malt and then airy lightness but smooth. Good carbonation that goes largely unnoticed. The beer is a touch sticky and lip smackingly so with a bit of resin that coats the tongue and lets a bit of the grapefruit pith and the earthy pine come through just a bit more before the creamy smooth malt rolls through to the finish. Finishes with a slight bitter that is a lovely accent to all the fruitiness of this beer.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,148 ratings.