TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Liberty pours dark amber with thin tan head. Aroma of slightly sweet toasted malts. Flavors of caramel, toasted malts, and light brown sugar with a medium hop finish.
TimE (3627) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
For me this is the benchmark of what imperial red should be. Marachino cherries, earthiness, oranges, brandy, rich malty. Great malty depth with moderate hop precense to balance things out. Alcohol very well hidden. Amazing beer. This is what an impy red should be.
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, and straw. The flavori s sweet with notes of alcohol, malt, and caramel, leading to a bitter ifnsin
Plovmand (6751) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Papsø. Pours hazy reddish amber with a medium off white head. The aroma is caramel, yeast, sweet fruit, berries, peach and mango. The flavour is peach, sweet fruit, sweet malt, bread, pine apple and light passion fruit. Good caramelish balance.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botte 65 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours amber with a slighy haze and a small off-white head leaving some lacework. Sweet caramel aroma, with some heavy aroma hops. Solid body, sweet caramel and nuts with a distinct hop character - almost medicinal. Bitter finish. 170611
nickd717 (3594) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at City Beer. Pours a somewhat cloudy orangish-amber color with a nice lacy white head on top. The aroma is big and hoppy, mainly citrusy, with pine and apple of pine (a.k.a. pineapple). The flavor has a sweet malt base, with not as much caramel as I’d expect from an imperial red, but a nice citrusy hop profile of orange, pineapple, and grapefruit. Medium-plus bodied with great hop resins and a biting mouthfeel. Enjoyable overall.
egajdzis (5481) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red amber color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, pine, floral hops, cherry wood, and light alcohol. Taste of citrus, pine, tobacco, caramel, and bitter grapefruit.
blipp (6547) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Resinous piney hop aroma, with spruce and fresh citrus. The flavor has citrus and resinous pine, sweet malts, and some pineapple notes. Good stuff.
jjuf1853 (1251) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brass Tap (Wesley Chapel, FL). Tons of hoppiness in the flavor, but had a bit of funkiness in the aroma that I didn’t care for. The alcohol is quite pronounced.
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Khybar. Pours hazy orange with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity and dark roasted malty. Bitter, fruity and slight peachy to grapefruity. Solid bitter and dry into a lingering hoppy dense finish.