hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Poured a copperish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of juicy citrus, floral, pine, and spicy hoppiness. Tastes of floral hops, citrus, the same spiciness, toasty, and pine. Alcohol content hidden.
milewide (1365) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Alcohol and malt win over hops. Clear reddish amber. Full mouth feel and fine lacing. Leans to the red, amber, style of beer.
rxeight (990) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice copper color. Aroma is definately hops, mostly spruce, a touch of floral. has a touch of rye IPA smell. Taste is IPA but not as bitter or punchy as the 11% would suggest, I was honestly suprised that this site says 11. Bottle says imperial red, but this is definately an imperial IPA.
demmbonz (438) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Not a hop lover) 12oz to snifter. 2 month old bottle. I cannot discern hop aromas, but it is very much all hops in the aroma. it is a beautiful deep copper color. The flavor is much like a malty red ale, but with a hop kick in the pants. I actually enjoyed this.
Hartung32 (191) - Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting beer; smells like a DIPA(and it is hoppy)but doesn't have the bite of hops you'd expect. It has a nice boozy warmth at the finish.
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superspak (2127) - Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/13/2012. Pours hazy reddish orange color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, caramel, orange, pine, pineapple, citrus rind, herbal, floral, grass, toast, bread, and earthy spiciness. Excellent aromas with nice balance and complexity. Taste of grapefruit, orange, pineapple, caramel, toast, bread, herbal, floral, pine resin, citrus rind, and piney spiciness. Good amount of piney bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, caramel, toast, bread, pine, citrus rind, floral, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor balance and complexity; good malt/bitterness balance; zero cloying flavors on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy, slick, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent imperial red ale. Great hop flavor profile with nice malt balance; very smooth to sip on for an 11% beer. Really enjoyed this one, glad I have a few more.
ICEatALAMO (851) - Troy, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a bright amber color. The aroma is mostly hops. The taste is rather mild compared to the aroma. A nice subtle hoppiness that finishes clean. Don’t get much of the base red ale that is suppose to be there which is fine with me. This one is better than I was expecting for sure.
Petrucci914 (891) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks for sharing, bro! Pours a dirty red color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is medicinal, caramel malts, resinous hops. Taste is like a barley wine.....medicinal, chewy caramel and toffee malts.
boFNjackson (4006) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured dark amber with a thick forming head. Nice bitterness and resinous spiced hop flavors. Strong hops tones and a bitterness to back it up. Bitter rind and citrus skins added a nice dimension.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours copper with a thin white head. Big pine/citrus hop aroma with a touch of caramel sweetness. Moderately sweet malt flavor up front followed by a great pine and citrus hop profile. Nice bitter hop finish with a touch of alcohol. Very drinkable, the alcohol is well hidden.