Reaver Beach Diablo Rojo Imperial Red
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Named for a carnivorous squid, this "red devil" boasts a malty Vienna base, backed up by spicy rye and 90 IBUs of hop flavor. Once fermentation is complete, we dry hop with a special blend to give it a lasting floral aroma.

Immy's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Growler from the brewery. Clear and reddish with a nice, dense tan head. Decent caramel maltiness in the nose, what I think is a bit of rye, all with a boatload of citrusy hops (white grapefruit) beating the hell out of it. flavor is much the same, with an extra herbal kick late. Medium bodied, the lingering citrus hop burn is quite pleasant, reminiscent of Green Flash’s Hop Head Red. Loved this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (829) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a nice hops and wood aroma Appearance- Pours a clear reddish color with medium sized whitehead. Taste- Has a nice blend of malt and hop that mask the rather high ABV. Palate- A medium bodied brew with mild carbonation. Has a dry finish and a slight aftertaste. Overall- A real good beer. If you like American Amber/Red Ales. this is a must.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1563) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Growler from the Brewery This was purchased on the day the brewry was hosting a Grand Opening of their new location. A very nice lady filled a growler for our Special Olympics Polar plunge in Virginia beach. The ale poured a clear to hazy amber clor with small head and no lacing. The aroma was light citrus. The bitterness did dominate the taste as well. This is a complex beverage that is most enjoyable. The finish had lingering hop bitterness mostly citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Draft. Pours reddish with a small, off-white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops, caramel, and light rye. Flavors of citrus and light pine hops, sweet caramel, spicy rye and a touch of earthiness. More hoppy than expected, in a good way. More citrus, light pine, caramel and rye in the finish. More rye spiciness as it warms. Alcohol is very well hidden. A tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zizzybalubba (1692) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Growler from the brewery. Reddish pour with a thin khaki head. Light floral and grapefruit aroma. The bitterness from the hops is met with an assertive toffee and chocolate balance in the malt profile. The bitterness lingers for a while on the palate. Really good as it is but I would prefer a stronger hop presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Listed at 8% abv. Pours a hazy, deep tea red /amber. Big beige lace. Sweet tea nose. Taste is tea tannic, leafy, bitter, forest, pine. Okay. Bitter, nutty, tannic. Straightforward. Fiancé rating: 3.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (8904) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Growler shared with friends, thanks Ken! Pours a clear amber with an off-white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of of dark grains and rye with a bit of backing floral and grassy hops. Flavor begins with some resinous pine with a rye backbone and has a bit of citrus come out with hints of sweet grains.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11156) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear dark vibrant red color with a thin creamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of stone fruits, toffee, rye, earthy and herbal notes. The taste is bitter rye, herbal hops, toffee and earthy notes. Medium bodied. A little bit bland and definitely off-balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6069) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2012
From a brewery-born growler. Pronounced red hue, shiny and clear, with an airy head. The beer emits a decidedly caramel aroma, with an earthy backdrop. It drinks with a muscular mouthfeel, slick and laden with flavor -- caramel malt and tangy pine, both the rye and hops evident but subdued. Sneaky for 9%, so be careful! (#4579, 4/29/2012)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
raiderfost (169) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Great stuff. One of the best rye IPAs ive had. Beach brewing is really doing great things theese days and this might be the best yet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5689) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Growler from the brewery. Coppery ruby pour. Short tan head. Aroma is citrus, spicy hops, rye notes and soft caramel. Taste is rye, spicy hops, citrus fruit, light pine, caramel, floral hops and sweet, sticky malts. Body is medium, but chewy with a dense, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more spicy hops, rye, caramel, citrus zest, sweet malt, light tropical fruit and pine.

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