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RATINGS: 92   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours an amber reddish color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter flavor with weak hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11940) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10908) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours very dark - but held to light there’s a lot of garnet in it - decent creamy beige head. Aroma is mild cat piss - but there’s some roasty malt and arguably pine too. Full bodied cause of the creamy carb. Flavor is roasty malt with a heck of a lot of citrus and resin. Fact is, the feel is actually kind of like a hoppy barley wine - but there’s too much hop for that. Point: it’s not harsh - it’s smooth - but it’s hoppy enough to stand up as a NW hop bomb IMHO. Curl up around one or two of these, and go to bed. Excellent ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10744) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Hazed copper pour with an off-white head. Caramel and brown sugar sweetness to the aroma. Pine, orange peel, and grapefruit hop notes balance the sweetness. The flavor is fairly sweet and malty. Lots of caramel and brown sugar. Good pine and grapefruit bitterness with some more fruity citrus notes to it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9664) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, pink grapefruit, tangerine, peach, melon and light mint. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, pine, pink grapefruit, tangerine and light mint with a smooth dry bitter lingering citrus finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9064) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle... Clear copper ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head that never completely dissipates. The aroma is a mélange of caramel, toffee and earthy, peppery hops. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and airy carbonation. Nice balance of sweet caramel malts, moderately tart acidity and modest measures of tannic and floral bitterness. Finishes bittersweet and tangy. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (8970) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Tap @ The Mayor of Old Town Fort Collins. Pours a clear, deep red orange appearance with a light brown appearance. Piney, spicy hoppy, rich caramel aroma. Spicy, chewy caramel malty, earthy, light boozy flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8529) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8190) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with tan off white head. Nose and taste of maple, birch sap, caramel malt, resin and pine. Some earthy and grassy notes and a nutty maltiness. Finishes dryish pine/resin.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7215) - Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Decent and flavorful imperial red. Big fruit notes, malt is there, hops are a medium to low bitterness.


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