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Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Imperial Red AleLagunitas Imperial Red Ale
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Lagunitas Imperial Red AleLagunitas Imperial Red Ale

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

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.

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

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. This pours a reddish brown color with a smaller white head. The smells are of hops, caramel malts, and alcohol. The feel is medium and creamy from the carbonation. The taste is good, high hop bite up front, caramel, alcohol and some circus sweetness.

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Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 2,296 ratings
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