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Lavery Imperial Red Ale - Lavery Brewing Company

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Lavery Imperial Red AleLavery Imperial Red Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | 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:
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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Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by bigdeuce:
Photo of bigdeuce
3.18/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Great looking beer with a top notch head and a ruby like dark, dark look. The glass gets laced and this is a great looking beer. Now don't get me wrong, this one was enjoyable, but the beer was not "raspy" enough for me. Lacked the hoppy kickback of a Nosferatu, Laguanitas, Arrogant bastard, or a hopback amber. Fell a bit short on style. To me this was more like a double octoberfest or something like that. It did go down easily just wasn't very complex and not something I will seek out again.

bigdeuce, May 11, 2012
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ALLISON01, Dec 10, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nabbed a bottle of this for 5 bucks at the local House of 1,000 beers.

A - Looks like a deeper, darker, hazier version of your typical amber (nice) with a rocky 1/2 inch of mocha colored head.

S - From the bottle I could tell it has a decent amount of citrus hops. In the glass confirmed with a nice bit of caramel and biscuit malts.

T - Quite good and very bittering yet balanced. Again I get the citrus hops mid palate and some caramel like malts finishing the sip with some bread. Not bad.

M - Drinks like an IPA with a medium to light body.

Overall I guess I knocked some points off since I expected an imperial strength ABV as well. It's good for an almost IPA like amber.

DrDemento456, Sep 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

atone315, Jun 05, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First beer I've formally reviewed in quite some time. I feel like I should do something to help a start-up in the state.

Bomber into imp. pint.

Nice looking beer, good tall head that sticks around for the duration. Hazy amber red color.

Smell is a combo of piney hops and sweet caramel. Not really overwhelming aroma.

Taste brings it home. Hops tip the balance with the maltiness. Its an amber ale with just a bit more.

Mouthfeel is creamy and nicely drying on the finish.

I would definitely drink more of this beer. Put it in 12oz bottles (or even better cans!). Glad I took a chance on this new brewery, now to find it on tap.

foureyedgeek, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy deep orange-ish to amber color with a light tan head. In the aroma, citrus to pine like hops. In the taste, mostly pine like hops, with a small caramel like malt all the way through. A hop bite and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry pine like hop in the aftertaste. A really nice presence of hops in an Irish Red.

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3.2/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a cloudy burnt reddish / orange color with a wispy surface foam that seems to last a while.

Smell: caramel and earthy hop aroma comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, bread, some ripe dark fruits, a moderate pine and bigger earthy bitterness. Alcohol is mildly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Lightly crisp to start, smooth and very dry at the finish. Aftertaste is long lasting as the bitterness and caramel linger in the mouth.

Overall: this beer didn't look that good and the flavors are not cohesive. It got a bit better as it warmed, but overall this big red ale left me wanting more.

Gavage, Oct 20, 2012
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Lavery Imperial Red Ale from Lavery Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.