Imperial Red Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.11/5
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2,298 Ratings
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
 
 
Wants:
247
Gots:
322
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 2,298 |  Reviews: 777
Photo of aussiebeer
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cannibalgasm
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz. bottle.

A: Pours a bronzish red with one finger of off-white head. Solid retention and lacing.

S: Pine, caramelized malts, cracker, and some fruit undertones.

T: Pine, earthy hops, rich malts, citrus, rye, barley, and some bitterness at the finish.

M: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated, finishes wet and slightly oily with a kick of bitterness.

O: A very solid and delicious red ale. The nose left a lot to be desired but the taste more then makes up for it. Definitely a re-visitable ale.

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Photo of SadMachine
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SHDoyle
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of qchic
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyChicago
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmryan8
3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jason_cs
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OntheLambic
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drunkenmess
3.61/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice brew offering from Lagunitas, again. Pours dark golden brown with ultimate off white frothy head, gorgeous lacing thru out. Smells of sweetness. Taste is expected from a Red Ale, yet with a Lagunitas twist. Very tasty... Up front with brown sugar sweetness followed by a slight bitterness after taste thats not too strong but accustomed to the brewery style. Light hops but enough to say HI!
After taste is short lived but tasty.
Delectable Drink if I say so. Cheers to Good Beers!

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Photo of John_Beeryman
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great head and lacing, cloyingly sweet, strong malts, ragged hoppy edge. Recommended if you like sweet and hoppy.

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Photo of chrisjws
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Golferallen54
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of weaselface89
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trdant
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HereforBeer
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coni
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

very tasty but I have to limit myself to TWO pints!!!

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Photo of Beefytits4
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer4B
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mbmiche
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kinsey666
3.4/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jadler16
4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nurt20
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KeithE
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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