Lavery Imperial Red Ale | Lavery Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
11.62%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: [3.50] Copper to red in color. The beer is not clear and looks slightly cloudy. (it is unfiltered). Produced a bubbly head. The bubbles were large and irregular. The bottle lists the ABV 8.2%. There is no evident dating.

S: [3.50] Nice floral and piney hop nose.

T: [3.75] Bready maltiness up front. The midpalate is a nice bitter piney hop flavor. The finish is dry almost astringent. The bitterness lingers on the palate.

M: [3.50] The carbonation is smooth. The main mouthfeel is the linger hop bitterness at the end.

O: [3.50] The don't list the IBU but I bet it is pretty high. This is not a hop bomb - but hops is the main characteristic. There is something sweet in there also which really helps with the balance. Overall this is an enjoyable beer. I am not sure how fresh it is - but I want to get some more beers from Lavery.

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lavery's Imperial Red Ale has gone through minor changes over the years, but all for the better. They have really perfected the recipe. A hoppy/malty flavor bomb that will satisfy the taste buds.
On tap or in 22 oz bomber bottles, this is one of my all time favorites.

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Lavery Imperial Red Ale from Lavery Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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