CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, thanks to GT2: pours a clear bright golden with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a big fresh resinous hoppy nose with some sweet toasty caramel undertones. Starts with good fullness and lightly chewy sweet malts well balanced with lots of fresh piny hops and bitterness before a drier slightly warming finish. Deceptively drinkable.
BVery (7109) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rich reddish amber pour with a small white head. Aggressive pine resin, dusty caramel malts, citrus hops, and a nice slick full palate.
phaleslu (6951) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle shared at a tasting. Pours a mostly clear, rich gold color with just a bit of red-orange hue and a small eggshell white head. Aroma of big citrus and floral notes, sweet malts, bread, and toasted sugar. Flavor of floral notes, citrus peel, pine resin, caramel, and pineapple. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a resinous, bitter mouthfeel that finishes crisp. Drinks like an imperial IPA. Nice beer.
marcus (6864) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish amber with a thin beige head and a brown sugar aroma. There is a fruit and molasses flavor with considerable hop bitterness and lots of alcohol heat. Pretty well balanced and quite complex.
arminjewell (6755) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, big thanks to Caleb for the pour! Dark reddish orange pour with thin but creamy off white head, aroma brought notes of dank pine, grass, some slight old aged hops with grapefruit, orange marmalade, lots of sweet caramelized sugars with toffee, caramel, hints of spice, slight dark fruits in there as well. Taste is a mix of dark fruits, caramelized sugars, slight booze, nice grass and pine into orange, grapefruit, touch of toffee, nice notes of spice, finishing fairly sweet, slight booze, slight bitterness. Pretty tasty.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Deep amber, moderate frothy sandy head, fairly nice lacing.   Strong sweetened pithy citrus like aroma.   Subtle alcohol.   A little rough on the tongue, strong citrus and pith, a little green, some warming.   Decent malt base, somewhat sweet, hoppy but not too biting.   Certainly feels like 11%, but its not too hot or alcoholic.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes with a candied citrus peel, pith, and soft alcohol.   Seems a decent beer, warming, some flavors, not too brash, yet still seems a little young in some aspects.   Certainly gets your buzz on!
BBB63 (6234) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and tasted in one of my Bells tulips: Pours a deep amber with a lasting frothy head and good lace. The aroma has notes of deep caramel and bready malts along with brash grassy, resiny and slight piney hops. A hint of grapefruit, mango and passionfruit esters as well. The taste is bright young hops and deep sweet malt dancing the dance of 11 deaths. Harmonious balance of what must be described as a young barleywine. Light pepper and clove finish round the palate. The mouth feel is sticky and biting. Well yummy yum yum... this should have been batch 9K, 10K... Do THIS AGAIN!
slowrunner77 (6165) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"This imperial red was 3 mo old but tasted and smelled older. Too bad, cause the malts used were really nice, with a Carmely fruity nutty sweetness. There were some citrus hops and bitterness left but they were obviously faded. Fresh, I think this may be in Oskar blues territory, but has a short shelf life I guess..."
alexsdad06 (6105) - Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle in Oct. 2012 and again late Dec 2013. Pours a clear dark amber brown with a thin beige head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, caramel, resiny, earthy, some citrus hops, herbal notes, fresh it was a bit hot, interesting enough and still not doing too bad.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A sweet (caramelized-fruity) and bitter (resinous-citrusy) and boozy copper ale. Decent beer. Just another face in the crowd.
How: Bottle 12oz, consumed 5 months after the beer release. Bottle sent to me by tyler_mn, thanks a lot Tyler.
The look: Clear redish-copper body topped by a medium off-white head leaving good lacings on the glass.
In long: This American Strong Ale smells like a Imperial Red Ale with a nose that is bursting with hops resin, baked red berries pie, a bit of booze. Taste is thick creamy caramelized malts, a bit in a sweet pastry, baked red berries, sweet fruits, surprising yeast presence, bitter citrus fruits, green plants/vegetables, sticky hops resin, alcohol heat. Very full body that doesnít. A pleasant generous but very soft carbonation. Obviously quite sweet although not cloying. Some alcohol heat but less than expected for an 11%. Assertive bitterness that stands up to the malt sweetness, surprisingly well balanced monster beer. I canít find anything wrong with it, itís not very aggressive, it is relatively easy to drink, but the whole thing didnít win me over. Lacked a je-ne-sais-quoi to be more than just another sweet-hoppy-boozy monster beer. Quite a few good ratings for this beer, and you would be amazed at the amount of time I have spent on ratebeer trying to find a way to delete other peopleís ratings.