Imperial Red Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Imperial Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
54.2 IBU

Added by Reidrover on 03-05-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
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Reviews:
779
Ratings:
2,298
pDev:
9.73%
 
 
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Photo of mothmanscott
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4.58/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
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4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
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3/5  rDev -27%
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3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
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4/5  rDev -2.7%
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3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Imperial Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 2,298 ratings