Drake (6488) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a hazy orange-red color with a medium sized creamy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel malts and citrus hops. The taste is citrus and resin hops with caramel malts. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness.
Desimurli (3) - - APR 17, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my new favorite Imperial Red Ale. Previously I most enjoyed the G’Knight from Oskar Blues and Troeg’s Nugget Nectar, but this is better. Incredibly malty and delicious balanced by massive hoppiness. Munich malt creates a perfect balance between sweet and hoppy. A perfectly balanced and incredibly delicious IRA. This style is going to become more and more popular, and if you enjoy IPAs then you need to try this.
Darwenus (384) - Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a delicious, wonderful ale. It pours a bright copper color with an average head. There is some competing citrus and caramel in the aroma. The flavor is just great. There are huge hops up front, then a rich, smooth malt just floods the tongue, with notes of apple, caramel, citrus and nutmeg. I’m on my third growler-full and plan to refill my growler every chance I get.
RABinVA (681) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep red with a thick pillow of white head. Taste is very hop forward with a nice malt backbone. Very nice.