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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A full-bodied deep mahogany ale with ruby red highlights. Citrus notes of chamomile, grapefruit and Meyer lemon brighten the aroma. A zesty array of hop flavors from mango and bitter orange to green mint and hibiscus meld with the nutty, roasted caramel and subtle dried fruit flavors of the complex malt profile to create a surprisingly fresh, yet warming example of the style.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
In short: A malty and moderately hoppy red ale with a weird (to me) blood-like flavor. Meh.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed relatively fresh soon after receiving it from mcberko, thanks a lot Matt.
The look: Clear ruby-bronze body toppd by a persistent small beige head leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is coniferous hops, overripe strawberries (!), various red berries, an overall dank sensation, In mouth the beer has a rich body with a medium carbonation. Taste is hit and miss. Sweet berries jam, hard candies, caramel, bloody red meat, coniferous hops with a little spicy edge. Heavy on the malt front and rather sweet from start to finish. Once again I was bothered by a blood-like flavor in a beer labelled as “Red Ale”, I seem to have a low tolerance for something in many“red ale”. Looks like most people liked this beer, I don’t care that a large number of Americans gave high ratings to this beer, a large number of Americans also elected GW Bush, twice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Bomber. Reddish amber with some serious head. Sweet and hoppy with a little bitterness at the end to help the balance.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1251) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bomber. Amber with a big, beige head. Candi and sweet hops. Balanced with a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
Bang on imperial red,sent from craftshack.Very drinkable after a long hot busy day, but really many brewers could have made this same thing. Tangy and malty and bigger mouthfeel. Lots of head and lace.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Ruby in color, fairly dark, large frothy sandy head, super nice lacing.   Sweet citrus and pithiness on the nose.   A bit more hoppy than sweet on the tongue.   Strong sweet pith and citrus peel overall.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Feels pretty viscous at times.   Finishes with a strong citrus based hoppiness, malty, slightly sweet, and overall a tasty example of a big Red/Amber Ale.   Not as malty as I would have thought, but decent enough.   Certainly more hop than malt, but thats okay.   Enjoyable example at least.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (888) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Bomber purchased at Distillers Outlet in Poway ($8.49). Pours a nice garnet-red hue with two fingers of beige foam. Aroma of sweet-ish malts, wet pine forest, some citrus, honey, and floral hops. Flavor of pine sap, nutty caramel, bitter and semi-sweet citrus, brewed dark tea, and some sticky dark fruit. Though the hops are quite noticeable, this has only moderate bitterness. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel. The relatively high ABV is utterly concealed here. Solid imperial red ale. (70, 796)

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1522) - Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on June 28th, 2013.

Appearance: Pours a dark red haze.
Aroma: Aroma of lemon and light grapefruit.
Taste: Medium bitterness, pine, orange, caramel on the end.
Palate:Medium body, slightly slick, no carbonation, lingering aftertaste.

Summary: I am always a sucker for this style. This one is more accesible than some of the more aggresive ones, has a nice amount of flavor. Kind of wish aroma was more hop laden.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
(22oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear deep amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, roasted malt, grapefruit, and pine. Flavor of caramel, grass, nuts, citrus, pine, some earthiness, and roasted grain with a dry, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5662) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Clear copper color with ivory head. Pine, tea leaf, caramel aromas with mild alcohol. medium body, average carbonation. Nice flora, tea leaf hoppy flavors with a light caramel base brew---drying finish--good strong ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2238) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Poured from a bomber thanks to Mike. Notes of caramel, citrusy, floral, malty, toffee, fruity. This was easy drinking, surprising with this style.


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