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Lavery Imperial Red Ale - Lavery Brewing Company

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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-01-2010)
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4.48/5  rDev +19.1%
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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4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at UPick6 in Erie PA. Poured a beautiful Burnt Orange, 1 inch head, and slight lacing. Smells like an IPA. but I notice a nice roasted malt aroma as well. Tastes Like an IPA too, but with the Toasty Malt. Nice combination, well balanced. This is my idea of a "Red Ale"

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4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy russet color with an impressive head (perhaps a bit too massive); great retention and stickage

Smell: Like a pine forest; hints of caramel and tobacco underneath

Taste: The malts arrive first, with a real Irish Red character, followed quickly by the piney hops, bringing a bit of tobacco and earthy character to the fray; very dry and hoppy, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I am not a big fan of Imperial Ambers as I often find them to be sticky, with a huge malt bill to complement the hops; in this case, we have a nice dry finish and enough hops to add plenty of flavor; really like this beer and would call it an Imperial Irish Ale to better qualify the style; kind of like a Conway's with a big hop bill

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4/5  rDev +6.4%
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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3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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Lavery Imperial Red Ale from Lavery Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.