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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2013
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine (Park Place) - Pours a clear mohogany color with a one finger thick light tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is sweet floral hops. Flavor is floral hops and lighty sweetened toasted malt. The finish is fairly smooth with some lingering hops. Medium body. A very nice beer.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3842) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish orange color with a light head. Aroma is hoppy sweet, Caramel and grains. Flavor is dry hops with big sweet notes. Caramel dry malts. Finishes dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1839) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Pours clear garnet with a big foamy head that leaves lovely lacing. Caramel and brown sugar wonderfully balanced with pine resin and grapefruit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (3026) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bomber, thanks EW2014, amber pour, white head, nose is caramel, taste is bitter, dark fruit, vanilla, awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (379) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 4, 2014
22 oz Bomber. Tasted on 12/3/14. Bottle from Total Wine Lewisville, TX. The aroma had notes of light citrus, grapefruit & fresh hops. The taste was full in body with biscuit, citrus, good malt body & well balanced. Very easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1078) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle to goblet Spruce, loads of resin, and flowers. Reddish amber thin freamy off white head. Taste is dark chocolate, spruce, hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (709) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle. Dark red pour with light white head. Aroma is malty hops, brown sugar, very sweet. Taste is sweet up front followed by bitter hops, finish is bitter sweet. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (1522) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Fresh bottle. Pours a dark reddish almost brown color with off-white head. Pine, citrus, and floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a bit of nutty malt.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1047) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Pours a cola brown color with a caramel malt aroma. Taste is malt, caramel, zest, and grapefruit. True Imperial beer flavor with a lasting bitternes that lingers well after the swallow. A nice beer for the style that got better as it got warmer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1389) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Pours two fingers of head on a clear dark red body. The aroma is loaded with dark fruit, dry grains and spice. The taste is mildly sweet at first, then quickly moderately bitter, tending towards a dry bitter finish. The texture is crisp. Quite enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
sample from bottle at 2014 houston big brew fest. Deep amber red with small head. Sweet malty base with big hops. Some crystal malt and marmelade. Quite a bit of booze. Big beer.


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