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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: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber to an imperial pint glass

Pours amber in color, with a finger of slightly tan foam. High visibility, low carbonation, pretty good retention and lacing

Smell is upfront citrus- lots of pine and grapefruit that gets balanced out pretty evenly with a strong aroma of spicy caramel caramel. Finishes with some alcohol

Taste follows pretty close. Not as hoppy as the nose made me believe, but same pine and grapefruit flavor. Biggest difference is how much more balanced it is towards the malts, sweet spicy caramel with some doughy notes. Finishes with a splash of booze

Feel is moderate / heavy body, moderate bitterness. Alcohol is concealed alright, it's not hard to drink

Overall solid red, good for the price

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3.9/5  rDev -5.1%

A: Pours a copper color with two fingers of head that fades down to a frothy cap that leaves decent lacing

S: Quite malty with a bit of spicy hops and some earthy and fruity notes

T: Follows the nose. Starts off quite malty, followed by the lightly spicy and earthy hops. Some fruitiness also comes through. Finishes with a bit of light bitterness and some more earthy tones

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid Imperial red ale that delivers on both maltiness and a decent amount of hoppiness. Nice and easy to drink at a good value. Worth a shot

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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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