rane (878) - Nibe, - JUN 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Red amber with medium dense white head. Aroma brutal hoppy wit grape notes. Taste bitter and quite hopp dominated, grape and some malty sweetness in the body. Too aggressive and brutal for me.
maltman53 (330) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber ours russet color with a persistant white head. Balanced hop/malt aroma that is consistent to the finish on the palate. Fruity, caramel malt backbone. Overall, another well-balanced winner from Lagunitas.
SFtaster (57) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bomber poured into a chilled tall glass. Lagunitas continues their winning streak with this Imperial Red. I could tell from the aroma released from the pour that I was in for a serious hop experience. The beauty of good red ales is that the hops are balanced by a solid malt profile. This is a prime example of the style: aromatic citrus hops are complemented by smooth caramel malt. And plenty of kick from the 7.8% ABV! Another winner from the local heros in Petaluma.
liquidhedonism (66) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - SEP 18, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
22 oz bottle. This beer’s huge aroma is resinous, piney, and very malty, with hints of graham cracker, biscuit, red apple, and hay. Mouthfeel is thick, sweet, and bitter from the beginning to long into the aftertaste. Ridiculously delicious beer!
julesjis (55) - Oregon, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a 22oz. Color is a beautiful copper red. Aroma is a citrusy/clean crisp linen smell. Flavor is hoppy, but not "punch in the face hoppy". Has a sweet start and slightly sour finish. I taste some roasty malts to balance this out. Great Imperial!
FestDecBeet (154) - - SEP 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Look: pours a dark copper. Off white head. Very clear.
Smell: sweet caramel. Tropical fruit. Mango. Citrus. Pine.
Taste: citrus. Grapefruit. Pine.
Feel: slight dryness. Leaves a thick film on the mouth.
Overall: good beer. Nice cross between a red beer and an IPA. Good American hop flavor. Love the sweet flavor from the malt.
First Drank: home 9/17/14
Beerathon (1167) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very easy drinking red ale. Sweet malts, citrusy hops, smooth, and ABV is undetectable. Another solid beer by Lagunitas. Great brewery.
tightslice (189) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Safeway in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is pineapple, pine, fruity malts. Flavor is sweet malts and some tart fruits up front with a balanced hoppy finish. A great autumn/winter beer for IPA lovers.
ElCapitan22 (71) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber color with a nice red hue. Has nice head retention and lacing. Tastes strongly of malt and is slightly bitter. Would never guess it was a near 8 percent beer. A strong choice!
dutch23mp (277) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong robust aroma nutty and strong. nothing special on appearance. Red with weak white head that dissipates quickly. A good tasting beer but not off the charts
Caytinator (943) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a bold copper color, lots of sediment/hops suspended, good head with nice lacing. Aroma is medium, appetizing, and matches taste. Taste is strong--a little sweet on the nose, some malts but not as much as I’d like. Fades to a dry-hopped bitter. Nice hop back-bone. It’s a west-coast version of the imperial red ale. Recommended.