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RATINGS: 1339   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stine (1744) - 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 wasnít, 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 didnít get the hops as promised. Iíll 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Bottle from Marcus. Amber body with medium sized off-white head. The aroma is heavy caramel, some citrus and pine. The flavor is moderately sweet, toffee, caramel and resinous piney hops. Medium/full body with soft carbonation and a slightly astringent, bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Clear amber color with a big beige head. Aroma of piney hops and sweetness. Flavor is very bitter and hoppy with sweet malt in the background.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2007
Bottle from trade with WeeHeavySD. Pours an amber color with a big fluffy off white head. Aroma of hops, pine and more hops. Taste is of caramel and bitter sweet hops. Has a strong grapefruit flavor that finishes very dry. Nice IIPA!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JAN 25, 2007
Great beer. This is almost like red ale concentrate. There is so much beer flavor per sip that it is almost overwhelming, which is not a bad thing. Worth it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2007
Iíve been drinking this since thanksgiving, but i still donít think i can do this beer justice. out of the growler its come deep amber with a thick white head. candi sweet aroma with a healthy dose of hops. Flaqvor too has a complex sweetness balence with a solid amount of hoppiness. My last growler fill was the last of the season, and i canít wait till next year

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 22, 2007
22oz bomber, no date, though Iím fairly sure itís an í06. Pours a clear ruby caramel with a lively four finger head that takes ten minutes to fade enough to drink. Maybe I let this get a little too warm. Aroma of resiny, piney, and spicy hops, some dusty caramelly malts. This kinda reminds me of Founders Redís Rye. Flavor is a bit more straight bitterness and alcohol, though the hops are still apparent. A bit of toasty malts and some vinous charascteristics are in there as well. To be noted, ETOH isnít hidden too well. Finish is dry. Medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation. Pretty good brew.


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