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RATINGS: 1288   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.

dmschefke's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2009
UPDATED: APR 29, 2009 Bottle via Hophead22. Pours a dark (almost brown) amber with very thick qhite head that dissipates quickly. Aroma strong of floral and slightly citrus hops, alcohol, spice, yeast, and pine. Flavor is somewhat of a suprise, very complex similar to barley wines, but with it’s own character. All flavors in aroma present with a few extras of caramel, dried fruit, and malt. Mouthfeel is pleasant and slightly slick. Overall a very nice brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hikeg (140) - - NOV 10, 2015
Large, rocky, off white, mostly lasting head, excellent lacing. Normal, medium orange body. Heavy malty aroma, with notes of cookie, nutty and molasses. Moderate hoppy aroma, with notes of pine, resin, grapefruit, orange and lemon. Light yeasty aroma, with notes of barnyard. Notes of peach, raspberry, toffee, ginger and cola. Heavy sweet, moderate bitter, moderate acidic and salty initial flavor. Long, moderate sweet, moderate bitter, moderate acidic and salty finish. Medium to full body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Light alcoholic, light astringent finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
X (160) - California, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle as Aesmith Double Red IPA. Big foamy off-white head that lasts. Strong pine and spruce aroma. Taste--Very bitter, mostly pine with a grapefruit undercurrent. Malt base is toffee and caramel and really sets the stage nicely. Finishes long and dry. Paired with Italian sausages.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3145) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Shared bomber kindly donated by Sally, the distribution rep., as the currently renamed & labelled Double Red IPA, poured to snifters, showing a clear, deep copper color, with a presentable layer of off white head foam, and good cling to the dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was dank, then citrus, with a hint of cherry/berry that I may have convinced myself followed the appearance, light resin, and sweet malt. Medium bodied, with average carbonation, the taste added to the aroma notes, a decent citrus & rind bitterness that pleasantly lingered. Tasty, but didn’t come off as a DIPA, imo, which is the brewery’s updated style listing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (4717) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2015
Backlog rating. Keg at BD Shoreditch tap takeover, London. It pours a clean copper color with medium off-white head. Aroma is rich and bold with sweet caramel malts and fruity hops, with mango resin and toffee. Taste has more big bold sweet fruit salad, caramel and resin. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (1830) - Røros, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2015
Amber with an off white ehad - good hop aroma with fruits and some hints of pine - Good malt back with some caramel and then the hops comes and gives a very good fruity flavour, and there is hints of pine with a nice bitter finish - The caramle malt goes inot the finish with a nice fruity bitterness that almost goes dry in the end, and some hints of warming alcohol comes through in the end - This was real good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Great balanced aromas of hops and malts. Red pour off white head, flavor of mostly malts then pretty big hop bitterness in on finish. R ally nice change from typical San Diego hop brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3671) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2015
2010 version. Clear red of color with a beige head. An aroma of malt, hops, raisins and citrus. a flavor of malt, hops, citrus, bitter and dark fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1004) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - APR 1, 2015
Chestnut-maroon with a quarter-inch of toasted-marshmallow head, medium-fine, moderate rate of decay. Aroma is moderate clean caramel, floral light sap hope flavor. Honey-nut Chex. Body is medium-heavy weight, syrupy, slightly oily, medium carbonation, on the coarse side, moderate-to-big burn. Flavor is candy sweetness, resinous pine hop notes, a touch of floral leading into considerable sappy bitterness. Overall, a nice ASA, simple and clean, highlight is the nice floral hop notes, especially in the aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kalervo (896) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Palatsilla 13.3.2015. Very well balanced, full body with nice hoppiness. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Good, but a bit of meh at the same time. First, burns way too hot. Second, way too resiny for the ABV (8.5%).

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