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RATINGS: 1315   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3163) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Would love to have this one next to the summer version so if anyone wants to hook me up, feel free. Big white creamy head. Deep clear auburn color. Aroma is slightly sugary with a little bit of pine and grapefruit. Taste is smooth, malty with a subtle bitter finish. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 9, 2007
22 oz bottle. Pours a semi dark amber with a two finger frothy head and lingers around. Somewhat dissappointed in the aroma, I was expecting it to have a stronger sweet and hop aroma. Flavor is opposite, strong sweet caramel malt, hints of toffee, and rich in flavor. Dry finish with a hop bitterness that lingers. A great beer that warms the gut...’tis the season.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5410) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Thanks to Badgerben for sharing an ’04. It might have been a little old. It wasn’t nearly as well hopped as I expected. Very thick, especially for an IPA. Solid malt body, with some sweetness and lightly bitter hops. Good flavor but not as full of a palate, I suspect, as if it were fresh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2007
bottle. very hazy copper pour with thin head. big malts, mild spice. earthy aroma. nice alcohol aroma. a bit perfumy. very enjoyable.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Bottle, thanks to WeeHeavySD! Pours a dark amber color with a nice foamy off-white head on top that is not going anywhere. Aroma is definitely more balanced when comparing with the Summer YuleSmith. Definitely smelling more of a malt profile in this version. Sweet malt, fruit, toffee, cake, hops, and citrus are in the aroma. Flavor is sweet malts, fruit, caramel, and toffee up front. The malt profile is accompanied by a wonder hop profile full of citrus. This beer defines what a christmas tree smells like and what it might taste like! A wonderful seasonal winter beer. Absolutely delicious!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slabonator (29) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Burnt Orange color with a soft fruity aroma. Spicy heat in the palate with some pineapple. Dry finish that fades quick.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stine (1733) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2007
Bomber pours out to a hazy chestnut red that light barely penetrates. Aromas rise from my glass in well-defined stages: first, cinnamon and woods, followed by mandarin orange and bright citrus hoppiness, finished with rich caramel malt. Tastes of brown sugar cake and toffee, some leather and outdoorsy hops as it finishes. Rich and complex, intensely concetrated, and very amiable. Cheers!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - JAN 28, 2007
I was really hoping for something exceptional, and this really wasn’t, though it was good. It poured with a huge beige head and was quite coppery. To me it was too sweet and cloying and I certainly didn’t get the hops as promised. I’ll skip this in the future. Thanks to Andrew Crawford for bringing this back from CA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Cloudy amber. Smell of hops, malt, alcohol, pine, rye, caramel, toffee, spice and sugar. Taste the same but better. Also could taste some salt and just a slight hint of coffee??? Great beer! Thanks Brewblackhole

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Bottle from trade with hopdog. Thanks! Pours a dark amber color with average off-white head. Aroma is sweet of apricots, plums and caramel. Flavor is lightly citrus hops with lots of caramel and sweet fruits. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Quite refreshing... hides alcohol very well.


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