Imperial Red Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Imperial Red AleImperial Red Ale
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Imperial Red AleImperial 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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4/5  rDev -2.7%

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on September 5, 2014.

Medium amber pour with a lingering off-white foamy head. Great lacing.

The hops are floral and the malts and toasty and that's what my nose enjoyed about this Red.

Medium and smooth body.

Like the aroma there is a good malty start and a biting hop finale. It lingers for a bit on the end. Reds are usually rather eh for me. This one was one the better ones I had had in recent years.

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4.4/5  rDev +7.1%

Reddish brown pour with a decent off-white froth. Nice clarity.

Hop aromacy and piney resins. Citrus fruity. Darker honeyed malts. Truly digging this.

Has a wonderful citrusy hop profile with a delicate bitterness. Spicy in the back of the throat. Piney sensation. Overall a fine balance of hop and malt.

Has that creamy texture that I really dig in reds. Some chewiness as the sugars lay on the tongue. Hop wafting nice throughout stimulating the olfactory nerves.

Winner winner, chicken dinner. Great balance on malt and hop. Nice reddish hues and creamy texture. May I add also that the price point makes this a click to pick. Abv delivers a nice little wallop. This is not a cheap beer, but a reasonably priced brew. All around a tremendously tremendous beer!

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This is a solid offering from Lagunitas. My neighbor found a bottle and shared it with me.....muchos gracias senior Johnson!!!! The beer poured a amber clear with thick white head that laced like a Vicky secret brochure. The scent and taste had sweet malt base with fresh hop balance. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall.....YUMMY!!! Sessionable and satisfying.

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