Lavery Imperial Red Ale | Lavery Brewing Company

Lavery Imperial Red AleLavery Imperial Red Ale
BA SCORE
66.7%
Liked This Beer
3.76 w/ 72 ratings
Lavery Imperial Red AleLavery Imperial Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lavery Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
laverybrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
BIG. HOPPY. RED. Irish beer gone incognito! Our IRA has a beautiful burnt orange/red color with the unmistakable aroma and flavor of American hops. This beer is brewed to be dry with full flavor of Nugget, Apollo & Cascade dry hopping. With over two pounds of hops per barrel (that's a lot) its like no beer ever brewed in Erie.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-01-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,625
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
72
Liked:
48
Avg:
3.76/5
pDev:
11.44%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 14
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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

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3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nabbed a bottle of this for 5 bucks at the local House of 1,000 beers.

A - Looks like a deeper, darker, hazier version of your typical amber (nice) with a rocky 1/2 inch of mocha colored head.

S - From the bottle I could tell it has a decent amount of citrus hops. In the glass confirmed with a nice bit of caramel and biscuit malts.

T - Quite good and very bittering yet balanced. Again I get the citrus hops mid palate and some caramel like malts finishing the sip with some bread. Not bad.

M - Drinks like an IPA with a medium to light body.

Overall I guess I knocked some points off since I expected an imperial strength ABV as well. It's good for an almost IPA like amber.

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3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First beer I've formally reviewed in quite some time. I feel like I should do something to help a start-up in the state.

Bomber into imp. pint.

Nice looking beer, good tall head that sticks around for the duration. Hazy amber red color.

Smell is a combo of piney hops and sweet caramel. Not really overwhelming aroma.

Taste brings it home. Hops tip the balance with the maltiness. Its an amber ale with just a bit more.

Mouthfeel is creamy and nicely drying on the finish.

I would definitely drink more of this beer. Put it in 12oz bottles (or even better cans!). Glad I took a chance on this new brewery, now to find it on tap.

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Lavery Imperial Red Ale from Lavery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 66.7% out of 100 with 72 ratings
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