Imperial Red Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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4.11/5
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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
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of FoundingFather1
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Hops forward. Slightly sweet.

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Photo of sjones5045
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: Very deep mahogany colored body. A foamy light cream colored head stays thick for awhile, and lacing is thick and sudsy on the glass.

Aroma: Faintly fruity sweet with some cedar and pine aromas from hops.

Taste: So well balanced and blended with pear sweetness, woody, earthy cedar, and a touch of grapefruit rind bitterness in the hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: Dry, yet creamy and smooth.

Overall: Really delicious to sip on. Very impressed with the sweetness that comes through.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.36/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.56/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Apellonious
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A - Poured a cloudy mohoagany head with brown highlights. One finger head that dissapates into a creamy lace.

S - Delicious. Orange/citrus. Biscuits.

T - Hops in the nose and bready malts. A Little Sumpin Sumpin with some dark fruit, and bready grains, and classic amber.

M- Carbonation is slightly on the low side with a creamy mouthfeel.

O- As far as ambers go, this is one of the best. Nice twist mixing the citrus with the classic amber flavor.

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4.9/5  rDev +19.2%

Photo of KTCamm
4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

9/7...bomber pours. Heavy dark crimson red. Foam settles and then stays. Burnt bready malt. Pine wintergreen trees too. Taste opens caramel, malt, little sweet. Takes a right turn to push a heavy hop bitter. Hearty but drinkable. Full of flavor.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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