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RATINGS: 1126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 84   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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4.2
TheBear11D (365) - Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2015
22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Lagunitas Imperial Red pours an amber copper with a thick creamy beige head that lasts a good minute. The aroma is caramel, floral, biscuits and some pine. The flavor is fresh biscuits and caramel on the front end with floral and pine hanging on into the aftertaste. Overall this is a solid beer!

4
DarkSong (380) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
22 oz bottle. It pours a reddish orange with a small white head. It has a hoppy grapefruit aroma and a malty caramel aroma. It is fairly bitter and very malty. It has a strong grapefruit taste along with a grass taste and some pine. There is a lot of caramel malt flavors in the background. This is a very good beer. I’d buy this one again and will try to drink more by this brewery in the future.

4
sinfull (1781) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Red/Copper color , nice off-white head. Pine , grapefruit and malt in aroma. Taste following the aroma. Moderate bitterness , medium body. Easy to drink , even though with decent ABV. Great brew, perfect balance.

4.5
WABeerFiend (413) - - JAN 17, 2015
Poured from a bomber into a Lagunitas glass on 08.20.14. A: Red grapefruit and sweet malt. A: 2 finger off-white head that stays the entire time. See through red body. T: Burnt red grapefruit dominates. Sweet malt as a base and pine are subtle. P: Creamy. O: There is a nice bitterness on the back end that fades into sweetness. The red grapefruit flavor is delicious. It is hop forward for an amber (red, whatever), but it’s the Lagunitas style and it works very well.

3.4
joelwhite (32) - - JAN 14, 2015
It's no Budweiser but it's so good!!! Good flavor very drinkable and has the lagunitas flavor. I would buy this beer again

2
jerseyjohn71 (309) - Corsicana, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2015
better as it warms up... bitter bomb,,, spruce, spruce, resin, pine, pine ,alcohol, cough drop, woody,[pine tree] red, clear, minimal head, tan foam, very bitter, light sweetness, lightly sour, medium body, full body, sticky, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,

3.9
vandc01 (435) - North Branch, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a duvel glass. Aroma - green apple/hard candy smell, very nice. Appearance - Very clear, very red ale. Small finger of head that doesn’t stick around. Taste - Follows the aroma, very refreshing tasting beer. Palate - very smooth, light bodied beer. Lots of lively carbonation. Overall - another solid beer from Lagunitas. Haven’t been disappointed by them yet.

4
TedBell (24) - Utah, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Pours a beautiful copper red color. Nose is sweet with piney citrus. Medium bodied. Grapefruit with pine finish. Pairs very well with Mexican food. Very nice.

3.6
MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Clear, rusty copper with a 2-finger khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of citrus, caramel and light fruit. Taste is much like the nose with strong citrus, robust caramel malt and light fruit. Medium/full body and medium/high carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2015
really enjoyed this one...nose and mouth are hops ...caramel...and malt....very smooth....


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