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RATINGS: 1136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 84   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
This Special Ale is, in reality, a reconstructed exhumation of the very first ale that we ever brewed way, way back, in 1993. Brewed with a big head, a muscular malty thorax, a silky texture & all strung together with a hoppy sweet nerve sack... yum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1314) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Pours a clear golden copper color with a rich, tan, well-retaining head. Some light toffee aromas are barely noted through the monster west coast hop profile. Wet mouthfeel with moderately harsh hop heat. Toasted malt does all it can to adequately provide a backbone for this hop giant. But it brought a knife to a gunfight.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Really nice, smooth and refreshing. Nicely balanced and not too hoppy or bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2014
This beer smelled very hoppy yet the taste was mostly a thick yet smooth malt. Nice heavy palate with a sizeable head. Hints of caramel and slightly boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1574) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale has a thin, off-white head, a semi-clear, rust-red appearance, bubble streams, lots of white, cottony sediment, and some lace curtain left behind. The aroma is of pink grapefruit, medium-roasted malts, and bread crust. Taste is of those elements, with sweetness and a touch of yeast. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale finishes semi-dry and quite refreshing. No alcohol pick-up in the flavor. RJT

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (812) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
Poured from 1pint 6fl oz bottle. Clear, amber brown with full off-white-to-beige head. Grassy and piney hops with caramel and toffee malt backing. Medium body.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
dslam (98) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
Beautiful red color, with plenty of head. Looks really good in a glass, with the white head fueled by the dancing bubbles making their way up. Good aroma. First sip resulted in a white mustache and a pleasant warm sensation. It is extremely smooth and the carbonation clears the pallet quickly. I normally consider this as a bad thing, but for this beer it just begs me to take another sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerFanDan17 (1034) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - DEC 3, 2014
A really extraordinary red ale. Tons of flavor from caramel and honey to buttered toast and butterscotch. Perfect hop-malt balance. Pours a rich golden with a medium head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zekada (427) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma is stray with some hops. Pours amber with a medium white head. Taste is heavy hops and fruit. Palate is fittingly stray and sticky. Overall a really pleasant beer which reminds much of a DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syzzer (624) - Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Thanksgiving 11-27-14 bomber, very hoppy character. Excellent tan creamy head. Dark orange cloudy color. 8.4 in category, lean toward hops; some maltiness. 9.1 bd, 7.5 kevmar, 8.7 dad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sine90 (62) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2014
red, hazy, frothy, light body, slick feel, average carbonation, caramel, bread,

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