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RATINGS: 1339   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2007
Hazy orange, amber colour with an off white head. Malty, light alcohol and caramel sweet aroma with a hoppy pine needle note. Malty, caramel sweet flavor with a hoppy fruity note. Dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2007
Red copper color, thick light brown head. Hoppy aroma. Big hoppy flavor, very smooth and well integrated. Sweet caramel crystal malts. Really tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - FEB 16, 2007
Pours a clear amberish copper with a dense light brown head. The aroma is balanced between the hoppish qualities of pine, grapefruit, and floral and the maltiness of caramel. Flavor has a caramel maltiness along with a pronunced grapefruit flavor. The beer is full bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (2048) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Pour is a matte amber with a nice head of creamy white tiny bubbles. Some lacing. Aroma is hoppy and spicy, but not exactly what I was looking for. Itís a little dull actually. Flavor is a bit better with a creamy combination of malt and hop resin. The finish is sticky, sweet and the malt shines through. Iíll take the summer version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3304) - 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.

   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...ítis the season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5565) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Thanks to Badgerben for sharing an í04. It might have been a little old. It wasnít 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.

   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.

   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!

   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.

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