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RATINGS: 1316   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2164) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2008
Bomber, and a bit of a gusher. We were suspicious of infection, but there seems to be little to complain about. Pours clear amber, with a creamy white head. Citrus, pine, caramel nose. The taste matches the nose pretty closely, maybe a little pepper on the exit?


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8200) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2016
75 cl. bottle. Low but lasting fluffy white head. Clear yellow body, in spite of the name. Relatively sweet malt caramel fruity aroma and flavor with a nice hops bitterness, low carbonation and a short finish. Well balanced with a high alcohol level that has been nicely hidden by the sweetness of the beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (3716) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2016
This is dark in color for the style but otherwise it is down the middle and well done. It’s got the standard citrus and pine nose with a hint of pineapple. Woody bitterness dries out some slight sweetness. This is full bodied but not heavy and while not exactly drinkable at this gravity not a challenge to drink either.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted smoky malt, floral hops, pine, & some citrus. Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, spicy hops, caramel, some fruit, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced & complex; Great brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (747) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Really solid red...lots of hops...great balance...a little caramel sweetness...another solid alesmith brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (1110) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours hazy dark brown/red with a small offwhite head. Aromas of pine, resin, hops, sweet orange, mandarin, big malty notes. Taste is malty, peppery, sweet orange, light hops, quite bitter, resin, some sweet berries.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1708) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Amber. Caramel. Peppery. Not a hop bomb. Quite dry. This is ok, but surprised it rates so high. Tasted at Elijah Ps.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (4591) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Draft sample at Dominion Wine & Beer. Amber with beige head. Aromas of citrus, floral notes, malt, caramel, biscuit. Tastes of citrus, toast, biscuit, light caramel, light malt. Medium body with a dry finish. Pretty nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (1241) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - JAN 15, 2016
Very solid, well balanced brew, but I kinda missed catch that would make it outstanding.. Nice deep malt base, some caramel, intense, citrusy, pine, herbal hops. Feels smooth, oily, light sweet with lasting bitterness, maybe bit boring at some point Anyways.. Very nice beer, but lack of something to be great

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zenkis (747) - Ogre, LATVIA - JAN 15, 2016
on tap version
very good IPA in amber style with huge pine, resin, citrus hops background. Sweet, caramel aroma, very fruity, candy. Just enjoyed every sip. Pours crystal light coppery with thick, rocky white top and rich lasing. Super balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3663) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2016
22oz bottle 1/12/16 (Old Notes)-Pours deep amber with a tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and hops. Taste of the same. This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and hits the spot.


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