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Deranger Imperial Red | Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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4.12/5
Exceptional
51 Ratings
Deranger Imperial RedDeranger Imperial Red
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Oregon, United States
laurelwoodbrewpub.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
2006 - released in limited edition 1-liter swingtop bottles and draught.

Added by SPLITGRIN on 08-13-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,260
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
51
pDev:
7.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Photo of mactrail
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Quite red amber in color with plenty of foam in the Ciney snifter. Quite spritzy and frothy in the mouth. Long zingy caramel-tinged flavor of roast malt. Well balanced and sharpened up by all the hops and the acidity. It actually could be more malty and less hot, but the alcohol dries the stuff out as you sip. A long nose herbal hops and roasted grain of with a little funk. A whiff of honeysuckle.

Flavor is cedar and dark grain with a woody finish. Some baked apple along with that touch of malty sweetness. This is supposed to be a bitter version of the Free Range Red, and is rated at 100 IBUs, though it’s not astoundingly bitter. Overall it’s an interesting big brew, though rather sharp for my taste as the hops take hold. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Central Market north of Seattle.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snaotheus
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2015-09-03
22oz bottle poured into a large mug. Date on the side of the bottle is 8-12-2015. I hope that's the bottled on date.

Pours dark (but translucent) amber-red with a pretty big tan head that fades slowly and seems to be leaving sheets of lacing. Moderate carbonation. Smell indicates that 8-12-2015 is the bottled on date. This smells really nice, very fresh hoppy aroma, it smells like hop cones. Moderate malty presence, sort of a vague toastiness.

Taste is more of that nice hop characteristic, a stronger and better defined toastiness, and a nice roasty caramel. Hops come across with almost a minty (but not quite minty) characteristic -- more of a refreshing leafy suggestion. Deep bitter, building aftertaste composed of both hops and roast.

Mouthfeel is coarse, filmy, resinous. Overall, this is a really good beer. I continue to think Laurelwood deserves more attention than they get.

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Photo of 81tillinfinity
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SamuelR
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taby
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Birdlegs
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of airpup
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 510a
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of seabeemom
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.08/5  rDev -1%

Photo of jbbailey
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of BendMTB
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of BeerBucks
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of CoryR
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of beertunes
3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in tulip. Poured an attractive, clean, clear red with less than 1/2 inch of khaki head that had moderate retention and light lacing.

A big hit of bright, strong hops hits the nose first, followed by just enough malt sweetness to provide a solid counter-point. On the tongue the story was the same, just bolder and bigger. The citrusy hops lingered nicely at the back of the palate.

The body was full and smooth, but finished clean and dry, despite it's sweetness. Drinkability was good, but I'm not sure I'd take on 2 in a row. Overall, a very good brew, close to a must try, and certainly worth your time.

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Photo of mpenning13
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of artoolemomo
4/5  rDev -2.9%

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Deranger Imperial Red from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 51 ratings
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