Lavery Imperial Red Ale | Lavery Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lavery Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

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
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
72
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
26.76%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 72
Reviews by brentk56:
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4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy russet color with an impressive head (perhaps a bit too massive); great retention and stickage

Smell: Like a pine forest; hints of caramel and tobacco underneath

Taste: The malts arrive first, with a real Irish Red character, followed quickly by the piney hops, bringing a bit of tobacco and earthy character to the fray; very dry and hoppy, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I am not a big fan of Imperial Ambers as I often find them to be sticky, with a huge malt bill to complement the hops; in this case, we have a nice dry finish and enough hops to add plenty of flavor; really like this beer and would call it an Imperial Irish Ale to better qualify the style; kind of like a Conway's with a big hop bill

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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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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
84 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.
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