Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Imperial Red AleLagunitas Imperial 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
Ratings:
2,296
Reviews:
777
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
9.73%
 
 
Wants:
249
Gots:
322
For Trade:
2
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4/5  rDev -2.7%
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3/5  rDev -27%
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4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
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3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
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4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
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3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
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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%
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
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3.78/5  rDev -8%
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3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
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From backlog. 22oz bottle, November 2014.

Have only had a few beers styling themselves as "imperial reds", but if I had to choose a favorite, this would probably be it.

Pours a dark amber, almost mahogany, with a fluffy, off-white head. Sweet bready/caramel malts are highlighted here, with just enough earthy/spicy/piney hops to keep the malts in check. Ultra smooth and drinkable.

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4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 2,296 ratings.
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