ICEatALAMO (998) - 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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Steasy66 (995) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber into pint glass, "enjoy by 040513"
A- Deep amber, a bit cloudy, two finger lacy white head.
S- Citrus hops, sweet malt, very nice
T- Very hoppy, bitter, the hops are not citrusy like they are in the nose, quite sweet, but a strange sweetness.
M- Good consistency, a bit low on carbonation.
O- Decent beer, smells great but the taste doesn’t hold up.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-28-2012 05:18:36
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours a dark reddish color with a beige head. Aroma is of lots of bitter grapefruit, pine, caramel and sweet malt with some bready notes. The flavor is quite bitter with nice bitter grapefruit and pine, with a nice lingering bitterness, with the caramel and sweet malt with the bready notes. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a pretty tasty Imperial Red, and it kind of reminds me of Arrogant Bastard.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red amber color, frothy small white head. Toasty and sweet notes complemented by a muted grassy hop aroma. Very sweet, some crisp huskiness but not enough to dampen the almost cloying sweetness. Hops most noticable in the finish, some resin and citron. Mouthfeel is medium and smooth.
BiddleBrau (962) - 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? :-)
hapjydeuce (955) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask! On the hand pump at O’Briens. This is a fantastic double/imperial red. The appearance off the pump was a treat, big 2-finger lacy light beige head. Nice red-dark amber color. Serious aroma of sweet caramel malt and a big-ass floral hops nose. Packs a gnarly malt punch, complimented by cinnamon, nutmeg and citrus. Extremely bitter, but well balanced. This brew lives up to its name for sure. Chewy mouthfeel and the flavor can be savored for minutes after each sip. A great beer overall. I expected this brew to be rated higher, WTF?!
Sarpa (952) - FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle 65cl @ downtown lodge, santa rosa . dark amber, white head.. malty, nutty aroma. bitter malty flavor
Hank1980 (945) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Southbay. Poured clear red with a big off-white head. Aroma of big grapefruit & pine hops, sweet malt. Taste is really hoppy, with lots of pine, citrus, grass, and some light sweet malt. Really big and over-the-top hops. Very bitter and refreshing. Mouth is a little sticky and pretty full. Overall, a nice big IIPA/IRA (which should have its own designation). It and Terrapin BHM are some great hoppy reds. Very nice.
matthewjk (939) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, Ballast Point offers some great stuff, and this imperial red is a good heavy hitter. Nice red ale aroma emanates from a turbid, red punch. Good imperial, but no 4 + territory for me. A bit unbalanced for a red, but the hops showcased are nice and pungent.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of GandGKevin at Immy’s Backyard Throwdown. Pours clear copper in color with tan head. Aroma hoppy, spicy and malty. Taste hops and sweet citrus with bitter finish.