Imperial Red Ale
Lagunitas Brewing Company

Imperial Red AleImperial Red Ale
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From:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Red Ale - Imperial
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 9.73%
Ratings:
2,303
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 26, 2022
Added:
Mar 05, 2005
Wants:
  244
Gots:
  322
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Imperial Red AleImperial Red Ale
Notes: 54.2 IBU
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3.14 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Jan 26, 2022
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3.61/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the 7 year old bottle found stored, it pours a clear amber color with a nice light tan/off white head that slowly reduces. Alcohol hits the nose first, followed by malts of various types. Taste is slightly caramel malts with alcohol and other malts. Seems to have aged reasonably well...

May 11, 2021
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3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Sigmund from Norway

355 ml bottle, will soon be available at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.8%, OG 1072, IBU 54.2. Red (or reddish brown) colour, moderate off-white head. Pleasant fruity (berries, dark dried fruits) and malty aroma with some caramel notes. The flavour is distinctly malty, again with some caramel notes, without being overly sweet. Fruity and resinous hops with a firm bitterness in the finish.

Apr 18, 2021
 
3.47 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington on May 07, 2019
 
4.14 by tommyboy985 from Massachusetts on Mar 22, 2019
 
4.2 by DKGreen from California on Feb 14, 2019
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4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mothmanscott from Georgia

From notes 2/29/12: Pours a clear deep amber with nice 2 finger, beige, somewhat lasting head that leaves a pasty coating of lace. Nose is citrus, resinous hops and is biscuit, toasted malt heavy. Taste is hop forward but nicely balanced with toast and caramel malt imparting a subordinate sweetness it finishes with full pine, citrus and zippy spice hoppiness. A pleasant bitter finish and aftertaste. Overall malt malt and hops have a high degree of balance. Quite possibly the best Amber/Red Ale that I've tasted to date. Too bad it is limited release.

Dec 19, 2018
 
4.58 by Danner3 from California on Feb 08, 2018
 
3 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 01, 2018
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Great clarity and redness to the beer, 1" head, off white. Aroma imparted a lot of that red malt woodsiness, hops were behind that.

Now the hopes hit you in the taste, they definitely ramp up the bitterness of this one. Minor malt residual sweetness. I dunno if they just changed the name for Lucky 13 or these are discernably different beers. Its a pretty standard high IBU imperial red for Lagunitas, you know what you're getting into if you've already had a few dozen Lagunitas beers. Hides the alcohol well.

Sep 09, 2016
 
4.01 by Bammer21 from Illinois on Aug 27, 2016
 
4 by elvisdoc from Florida on Aug 10, 2016
 
4 by wpreynolds from New Jersey on Jul 20, 2016
 
4.16 by Jodio from Texas on Jul 18, 2016
 
4.06 by shigg85 from Japan on May 05, 2016
 
4.75 by spedprof from West Virginia on Mar 13, 2016
 
3.42 by atlandy from Georgia on Mar 07, 2016
 
4.25 by HoppyBeerisHappyBeer from Indiana on Feb 15, 2016
 
2.95 by Billg1967 from Oklahoma on Dec 30, 2015
 
4.25 by freewill35 from Indiana on Dec 30, 2015
 
4.06 by outdoor7or24 from Georgia on Dec 28, 2015
 
4 by robertjskelton from Florida on Dec 07, 2015
 
3 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Dec 05, 2015
 
4.1 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Dec 01, 2015
 
4.03 by MoreIPAs from Pennsylvania on Nov 25, 2015
 
3.81 by Bferber from New York on Nov 10, 2015
 
4.24 by joemama76 from Virginia on Nov 10, 2015
 
3.79 by mr-jj from Washington on Oct 31, 2015
 
4 by fthegiants from California on Oct 30, 2015
 
3.93 by Redgoatman from California on Oct 27, 2015
 
4 by unclekeith from Alaska on Oct 25, 2015
 
3.75 by ClavisAurea from New York on Oct 20, 2015
 
3.78 by harryhops from Delaware on Oct 16, 2015
 
4.08 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Oct 14, 2015
 
3 by dug53 from Alaska on Oct 13, 2015
 
4.23 by firkingroovin from Illinois on Oct 09, 2015
 
3.95 by thomseye from Michigan on Sep 21, 2015
 
4.01 by Jackjaffar from Massachusetts on Sep 13, 2015
 
4.04 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Sep 11, 2015
 
3.25 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Sep 08, 2015
Imperial Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 2303 ratings