Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Heavy bitterness with some mildly dank hops. Pine and accompanying resin. Medium body and fairly boozy.
ICEatALAMO (779) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour is a hazy bright red. The aroma is mostly hops. The taste is a little boozy throughout. Finishes a little too much for me.
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TheHOFF43 (1429) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by DalzAle, thanks Greg! Pours a nice amber, tons of caramel and hops on the nose. Flavor is bitter hops--Pitney and resiny, with great malts. Strong enough where you can taste the booziness but its not.overpowering and is incredibly well done.
Jcarb28 (82) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - APR 19, 2013
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Brown/Copper and hazy on the pour. Caramel and light sweet aromas from the pour. The drink is intensely full bodied with a combination of malty,sweet and alcohol flavors all in one punch. Slight bitterness on the after taste. Not my favorite but somehow i found myself going back to it.
S_Side_Smitty (326) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours opaque red-amber with a thick light tan head. Aroma is sweet malts and faint pine hops. Wow. The malts and hops are on equal footing with this one! The first taste is chalky thick malts. Everything seems to come together in the mid palate - an interesting malt/hop blend. The hops really show in the finish with an insidious bitterness. Awesome red ale!!
ddemmingjr (638) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: pours clear, deep amber, reasonable sand colored head, some lacing. Small bubbles of carbonation form an interesting pattern along the surface. Nose is cooked caramel, toffee, toast, butterscotch and herbal hops. Full bodied. Biscuit, pine, caramel and crystal malt sweetness, molasses, cedar chest and some varnish flavors. Pine hop bitterness and varnish on the finish. This has a little heat but overall, solid big red ipa.
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jbruner (1674) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Scott! Pours a hazy copper red with thin off-white head and light lacing. Atoms and taste of sweet caramel malt, toffee, and slight piney hops. Solid beer, bittersweet finish.
stevencon (341) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Scott! Hazy orange red white head dissipates quickly. Aroma of strawberry twizzler. Bitter sweet toasted malt earth and still strawberry twizzler. Hoppy and sweet.
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Randy. Pours a deep maroon. Aroma is boozy.. caramel, pine, grass. Taste is slightly fruity but shortly overwhelmed by hoppy bitterness. Super boozy.. tastes like 14%. Not the most pleasant imperial red i’ve had.
bmerz (587) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Split Thy Skull at Mugs BK. unclear red. Big skunky funky hops with sweet ripe fruit in abundance along side spice and booze. Flavor is very sweet, hop resin, deep lasting bitter, vegetal, spice. Sticky gritty palate. Great beer, not super complex.