Imperial Red Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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4.11/5
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Imperial Red AleImperial Red Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / 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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
777
Ratings:
2,298
pDev:
9.73%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours an amber red color with a two-finger beige head.

S- Citric hops, fruit, floral hops, some light caramel malt in the back.

T- Big citric hops at first, pine resin, then come thick malts with caramel and a bit of grainy bite.

M- Medium to full bodied, smooth feel.

O- Somewhere between a Red and an IPA, its pretty drinkable and has big bold flavors, worth a try.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a solid copper amber color with good head retention and considerable sticky lacing. The nose is impressive, showcasing considerable dry citrus and light sweet malt. On the palate, this is pretty impressive, as I get considerable hoppy bitterness that overwhelms the malty sweetness almost completely. There's also something of a biscuit flavor in the finish that is interesting. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a crisp and bitter, hint of sweetness finish. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, but you can tell it's in the 7% or 8% range.

Typical well crafted beer from Lagunitas, and another absolute treat for hop heads.

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