Preservation Series: Imperial Loakal Red | The Bruery

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Preservation Series: Imperial Loakal RedPreservation Series: Imperial Loakal Red
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Loakal Red is just what you expect, a bigger, maltier, more intense version of our hoppy, oaky red ale. Coming in at nearly double the abv of regular Loakal Red, this beer retains the essence of the base beer with notes of citrus, vanilla and oak, but brings it all to that next level. Definitely a great one to share with friends.

Added by jvillefan on 02-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
184
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
32.99%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
28
For Trade:
3
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Photo of cozumel4me
4.79/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Cloudy red-brown with a finger of lacing.

S - Lots of sweet caramel malts, grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, oak.

T - Rich sweet caramel malts, grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, resiny bitterness, oak, vanilla, a bit of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with lots of carbonation. Very smooth for an imperial red with a bitter and warming finish.

D - Excellent and very balanced imperial red ale. Excellent hops profile and bitterness.

This beer is in my wheelhouse big time. It may be too malty for some. I love the balance of this beer, even with a touch of booziness on the finish. This is one of my favorite new beers from The Bruery.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy red-brown with a finger of frothy tan-khaki head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Sweet caramel malts, grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, and grassy hops, oak, vanilla, some booze.

T - Sweet caramel malts, grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, grassy hops, good resiny bitterness, oak, vanilla, some a bit of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a bitter and warming finish.

D - Fantastic balanced imperial red ale. Good hops profile and bitterness.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap for the Bruery Initiation Celebration held at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA.

Pours a murky orange-red with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and herbal hops. Taste is much the same with a citrus zest flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and super easy to drink.

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Photo of jvillefan
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A: There is a two finger brown/ivory thick head with a muddy brown/amber body.

S: Hops are the first thing to come off this beer. Very strong citrus aromas. There is also a very potent caramel malt as well. There is no EtOH which is surprising for a 12% beer.

T: It is both simultaneously a hop bomb and a malt bomb. The hops are bitter, citrus, and pine. The malts are toffee (very strong), caramel, with a tiny bit of roast. There flavors are very independent and don't really work together.

M: Very heavy and silky body with a surprisingly pleasant carbonation for a 12% beer. There is a touch of alcohol there but it is well hidden.

O: Great beer worth a try. Get this beer when it is released in bottles in about a month.

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Preservation Series: Imperial Loakal Red from The Bruery
3.88 out of 5 based on 184 ratings.
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