ronaldtheriot (1334) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
pictoman (613) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
dslam (69) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
BeerFanDan17 (1018) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - DEC 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
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Zekada (266) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Syzzer (596) - Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
Sine90 (10) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
red, hazy, frothy, light body, slick feel, average carbonation, caramel, bread,
bubbleflubber (1853) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pours an amber-walnut into the glass, with a thick soapy eggshell head that leaves window-wash lacing. The nose is of fresh pine needles and pine resin. A sweet, malty backbone with citrus overtones is balanced nicely by a spruce-pine hop bitter finish. Integration, substance and complexity are key here, combined with a semi-active, full-bodied palate with a resinous mouthfeel. I love the nature presence of fresh pine and spruce needles without having to masquerade as an IPA. Very well composed, and a great imperial red.
CelticBrew (854) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours from bomber a copper/ruby with substantial off-white head. Aroma of rich caramelly malt, with lots of floral and citrus hops bursting through. Flavour of herbalness, grassy, hoppy - a bit of malty grain and a swelling hop bitterness is cut but a sudden surge of chewy sweet malt, bringing with it a wonderful finish of strawberries and cherries with a hint of caramel. Fantastic beer!!
MSBrindbergs (430) - Solna, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber från Bolaget.
Rödbrun vätska med smutsvitt skum. Grumlig av jästfällning.
Doftar bra av mustig humle, kraftig maltbas, röda bär.
Bärsötma och humlebeska möts på ett bra sätt, men någonting slår fel i eftersmaken i en oskön bitterhet.
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