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 (3624) - 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 (5550) - 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 (6869) - San Diego, California, 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 (1269) - 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 (34857) - 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.
Goodgrief (1859) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUN 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2011 When I think Imperial Red, I think Nuggets Nectar. Who would have thought an East Coast attempt would have more hops and more character. Amber pour, typical caramel malt flavors with a mild citrus bite. It was okay.
Re-rate 3,000 miles away back in PA and I liked this a LOT more. Super malty and loads of hops. Caramel malt with a crippling (in a good way) resinous, citrus bite. Pretty good.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
POurs amber with big citrus nose. This then drives into a strong citrus flavors (think brunt orange) with a nice sweet malt undertone. Big finish.
keepersj12 (2920) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice aroma of hops and a lot of malt. Similar to a DIPA. The flavor is malty sweet up front and then the hops hit. Very dry and refreshing for such a powerful brew.
BiddleBrau (1018) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ballast Point Darker amber, slight haze and thin off-white head. Citrus and orange nose. Big and clean flavor with malt in background. Bitting but the orange character is still present. Florida Oranges perhaps? :-)