maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (from a grocery store). The hops in this taste old, unfortunately. I can get a little bit of citrus in there, but there’s a lot of "old hop" smell that really dominates the nose of this beer. Taste is a little bitter, but not overly so. I get a lot of grains in there, almost to the point of tasting rye. Interesting, though I wish I had it fresher.
mbgrayson (622) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with tan head. Aroma of hops with a hint of citrus. Taste is rich and well balanced, with a nice blend of hops, malt, and a slightly sweet taste of caramel. A very nice craft beer. Thumbs up.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky copper/mahogany with a medium frothy taupe crown that leaves plenty of splotchy lace behind. Aroma is bready and sweet with dough, toffee, caramel, citrus, grapefruit and some herbal notes. Taste is sweet and citrusy with toffee, herbal notes, mild pine, oranges and tea. Alcohol hidden well with a moderate bitter finish. A touch under carbonated.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best by 13MAY13
Pours a clear crimson red with a finger of light cream foam and some spotty lace. Smells of citrus, grapefruit, spiced malts, some tea and a bit more of the centennial and cascades - this is a nice nose. Bitter, malty, spicy and hoppy - layered with nice complex malts and a good dry bitterness, along comes some pine and resin with a hint of grapefruit rind and a little touch of pekoe. Medium bodied with moderated, prickly carb and a wet finish. This is a nice surprise - Alaskan Brewing is like my permanent sleeper; so many great beers, so little sincere appreciation.
Serving type: bottle
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Reddish amber with some serious head. Sweet and hoppy with a little bitterness at the end to help the balance.
Mittenator (1605) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Amber with a big, beige head. Candi and sweet hops. Balanced with a bitter finish.
Sammy (9527) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
daleharshman (975) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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)