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RATINGS: 1345   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Welcome to the holidays! Double Red IPA arrives each year as the weather turns cool and our cravings for winter warmers begin. This Imperial Red Ale has an intense hop aroma with well-balanced caramel malt sweetness. The intense American hoppiness builds on the substantial malt backbone to deliver a full-flavored beer with a ton of complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmartin08 (12) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2007
Pours a nice amber with a frothy white head. Smells of hops and citrus. I am getting a very nice grapefruit kick on the palate. A bit carbonated to start but changes quickly and softens out as it warms. Very much a west coast tasting beer. I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 4, 2007
Nose of apples & pears, berries, alcohol, plenty of spices including cinnamon. Pours a sparkling copper with a lovely slow cascade. The monstrous rocky beige head is frothy and fully lasting with good lace. The brew has a malty but well balanced front followed by a sweet warm middle with moderate acidity. The long finish takes time to develop in the mouth. Much tartness & sweetness at all stages. The medium body is sticky & fizzy at first feeling cloying. This changes with warming to soft and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2007
Bottle: Pours a nice medium red color with lots of hops and some malt aroma. Very citrusy aroma. Great medium malt body that is both rich and light on the palate. I dont know what they did with the hops in this but they almost give you a tingly feeling all over your mouth, bitter, floral and citrusy. Almost an Imperial Ipa but not as bitter. Very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
undsioux7 (870) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2007
22oz bomber. Pours copper/red with a big off white head. Aroma of big sweet malt and spicy hops. Hits you up side the head out the gate with the sweet candy malt and finishes you off with some citris hops. There is some spice, floral, grapefruit and alchohal thrown in the mix as well. This one confused my weak little pallete and left me on the side of the road like a diry hooker.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2007
22oz. bottle bright red color, thin tan head. aroma of nuthin but hops, west coast style. super sweet malt, citrus hop flavors. very strong. finishes like a bitter malty port, sweet. medium-heavy bodied. aromas with matching flavors of cherries, pineapple, caramel, vanilla

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wetherel (1860) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAR 27, 2007
What a difference aging makes. The first bottle I tried was aged about a year, and I thought it was one of my most favorite beers. Today I am trying a young version. It pours with a huge head. Moderate strong floral hoppy smell. Nice tea color. Slightly bitter and thick. I am disappointed with my total score of 3.7, but aged it was more around a 4.3.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 26, 2007
Bottle. Pours with an orange to copper color with a nice head. Aromas of fruit and psices, flavors of maltiness and toffee, combined with floral hops, spices and some orange peel. Very complex and smooth. Just enough alcohol hotness to warm you up. Excellent

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Pours a hazy deep red, with a thick lacy off white head. Very nice looking. Smells of sweet malts, cinnamon, hops, and caramel. Very intriguing. Taste is very complex, pretty nice grapefruit hops taste, but mixed with some brown sugar and caramel. Some sweet malts balance out the flavor. I love the mixture to this beer. Its not overpowering in any form. The 9.5% is hidden just enough, but reveals itself towards the finish. A treat for sure.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (3278) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Bomber thanks to notalush, Brandon you just opened up my eyes. I never thought or had an IIPA that is so malty. So when I smell it first, it is not the hops that intrigue me but the sweet brown sugar filled caramel malt aroma. Its strong and equally balanced with the great hearty hops which are like sourish and really citrus-y tangerines. The taste is similarly great where the malt sweetness really counterbalances the hop bitterness. Its pretty hefty to boot with a good heavy body thats also offset by an above average carbonation. Magnofic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sersdf (1019) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2007
bottle. deep red and semitranslucent. half inch thick brown head. i actually got a lot of apple cinnamon in the aroma. some tropical fruits hops too, but quite a bit of spice. tremendous body and flavor. i actually do detect a fair amount of alcohol, but the flavor is pretty balanced. syrupy finish.

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