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Lavery Imperial Red Ale - Lavery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lavery Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-01-2010

BIG. HOPPY. RED. Irish beer gone incognito! Our IRA has a beautiful burnt orange/red color with the unmistakable aroma and flavor of American hops. This beer is brewed to be dry with full flavor of Nugget, Apollo & Cascade dry hopping. With over two pounds of hops per barrel (that's a lot) its like no beer ever brewed in Erie.
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Photo of fscottkey
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: [3.50] Copper to red in color. The beer is not clear and looks slightly cloudy. (it is unfiltered). Produced a bubbly head. The bubbles were large and irregular. The bottle lists the ABV 8.2%. There is no evident dating.

S: [3.50] Nice floral and piney hop nose.

T: [3.75] Bready maltiness up front. The midpalate is a nice bitter piney hop flavor. The finish is dry almost astringent. The bitterness lingers on the palate.

M: [3.50] The carbonation is smooth. The main mouthfeel is the linger hop bitterness at the end.

O: [3.50] The don't list the IBU but I bet it is pretty high. This is not a hop bomb - but hops is the main characteristic. There is something sweet in there also which really helps with the balance. Overall this is an enjoyable beer. I am not sure how fresh it is - but I want to get some more beers from Lavery.

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3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.32/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of ErieGreg
4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lavery's Imperial Red Ale has gone through minor changes over the years, but all for the better. They have really perfected the recipe. A hoppy/malty flavor bomb that will satisfy the taste buds.
On tap or in 22 oz bomber bottles, this is one of my all time favorites.

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Lavery Imperial Red Ale from Lavery Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.