Beaver (1599) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Pours red amber with a big creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet caramel malt blended with green resiny hops.
The flavor is some sweet nutty caramel malts and lots of fruit with tons of piney resiny hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall, a nice big hoppy red. The alcohol is well hidden.
jefcon (1595) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong citrus aromas with a citrus bite up front. Drying and somewhat bitter, like orange peel, with a serious amount of IBUs.
RedSox2004 (1587) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep reddish brown/mahogany with a two-finger thick tan head that dissipated to a solid film and left great lacing. Pine hops were the strongest aroma with big roasted malts clearly present. A delicious beer, strong resinous hoppy flavor balanced with strong maltiness that lingered in the background. Medium body with light carbonation that left a real good mouth feel. A big, big awe-inspiring beer
GMCC2181 (1582) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Another bottle shared by wolf man... Red in color, good malty aroma. Taste is way to malty as well. Better than the Coranda Red Devil that was shared side by side..... They arent balanced at all... 107 IBUs ???? Bullfeathers.... I didnt pick up any of that... Below average from a great brewery. Oh well they all cant be winners
dlovell2 (1572) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2015 Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma is malty with some sweet fruity notes and grapefruit. Flavor starts out caramel with oranges and finishes with huge grapefruit rind. Really dry hoppy bitterness. Definately buckeled my tongue.
beertholomeus (1569) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a burnt amber color with a khaki head and beautiful lacing. Dank, resinous hop, caramel, malt and citrus aroma. Big resinous hop, malt, caramel, toffee and citrus flavors. Medium full body and average carbonation. Very bitter but very well balanced. Caramel and burnt citrus finish.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ The Bruery Provisions Store.
Deep amber brew - aromas of pineapple, grapefruit, and lots of caramel malt. Flavor of pine and citrus hops with a huge malt backbone that made this quite smooth and drinkable despite the 100 IBUs.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a fairly clear red with a bit of orange mixed in with a finger of frothy tannish head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is full of grapefruit, pineapple, citrus, and pine hops with sweet caramel malts and a bit of dark fruit and booze.
T - Starts off with lots of grapefruit, pineapple, orange, and other citrus hops and bitterness with some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, the pine hops come through with even more bitterness and a touch of dark fruits. The finish is a mix of grapefruit, citrus, and pine hops with some bitterness, some caramel malts, and some booze.
M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and a bit resiny with a dry and bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice big hoppy Imperial Red. Good strong hop profile and bitterness throughout with enough malt flavor to balance things out a bit.
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, shared with Derek. Pours ruby red, clear, and with a nice-sized cream colored head. Aroma is full of soapy and floral hops, just bursting out of the bottle. Somehow, the aroma was a bit harsh. Flavor was a full-bodied attack on the palate as promised. There are strong notes of sweet fruit, pine, soapy hops, and caramel malt. Finish turns a bit boozy and spicy, which I have never liked for DIPAs, or Impy reds. Overall, its hard to knock this beer, but I’d say Stone’s 13th kicks its ass.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown off white head hop forward aggressive e like a bigger arrogant bastard. Good stuff.