jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @TampaPourhouse-pours a tan head with trailing lace and hazy amber color. Aroma is fruity-orange/lemon, medium malt, some spice hops. Taste is fruity-orange/lemon/grapefruit, medium malt-roasty/nutty.
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Copper colored beer with a dark cream colored head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine lingers with caramel.
italarican (1527) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours a deep amber with beige head. Aroma is full of resin and some grapefruit. Flavor has plenty of spice; sure makes the name appropriate! Delicious hoppiness full of resin and some citrus. What stands out the most, though, is the surprisingly thick, creamy mouthfeel. With plenty of spice and hop bite, this makes the finish stellar.
tgncc (3027) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is caramel, toffee, toasted, nutty. The appearance is deep amber, translucent, off white head. The flavor is caramel, toffee, boozy, toasted, nuts. The finish is resiny, grapefruit hops. Quite good.
Beerman6686 (5489) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a darker orange to red color with a beige head. Aroma was lots and lots of resinous piney hops, some toasted caramel malt too. Flavor was very dank, bitter and resinous hops, definately a good name for this beer, on top of a somewhat balanced caramel malt body. Another great one from ballast point.
Pinball (11589) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at papsoe tasting. cloudy red orange, small white head.hopy,, flowery, swee4t malty aroma. flavor is bitter hopy, bitter alc. sweet malts, quite bitter brew.
Theis (14612) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear deep red/amber - white head. Nice hoppy, resin, bitterness, forrest notes, caramel, lots of bitterness, grape fruits, bisquit. Lovely.
markwise (4882) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Hoptomic 2011. Thanks to the crew at Pourhouse for this one! Pours a dark red amber with a white head. Nose is malt, caramel, biting red grapefruit, and a hint of booze. Flavor is similar with lots of grapefruit, malt, and caramel. Medium to full-bodied with lingering grapefruit in the finish. Enjoyable beer.
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 (4249) - 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.