bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 28, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, bread, chocolate, tootsie roll, and orange peel. Flavor of caramel, citrus, toffee, and herbs with a moderately dry finish.
bartzluke (526) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz pour from refrigerated bomber into tulip glass. Opaque, ruby, with a large fluffy white head. A little fruity. Strong maltiness. A little biscuit. A little spiciness on the end.
Darkmagus82 (2196) - - NOV 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a slightly hazed brick red color with a one finger head of off white foam sitting atop the brew. As the head slowly fades over time it leaves a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is very bready with lots of caramel sweetness as well. Tons of pine aromas mixed with a lighter grapefruit hop create a very pleasing hop base to the smell. There are hints of a roastedness and a moderate showing of a grassy and herbal hop as well, creating a very inviting and pleasant smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins a bit drier then I would have anticipated, but not too dry. There is a lighter caramel sweetness mixed with a decently doughy and lightly toasted bread taste upfront. Along with the more malty tastes are some decent hop flavors of a pine and grapefruit hop. The grapefruit remains relatively constant, but the pine grows stronger and stronger as the taste moves on. All the while the caramel flavors fade a bit and create a drier flavor. With a little bit of a grassy hop joining the more bitter and resinous pine, a slightly dry hopped flavor is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that is average. The thicker body was fantastic for the drier red flavors of the brew with the carbonation being a nice balance between easy drinking but still supporting of flavor. Well done overall.
Overall – A drier and rather tasty hopped red overall. A great one to try if you get a chance.
jake65 (3244) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Waited a long time to find this, finally came across a lone bottle in the Bozeman Co-Op on my move back to Boise. Sort of muddy, reddish-brown in color and topped with a creamy beige head. Thick lacing. The nose is muted in floral hops, lightly bready. More earthy and floral in the taste, but a heavy bready malt presence. No real spice, but hints of earthy bits and dandelion. The hops a there, but somewhat subdued. No idea how old the bottle is, but it reminds me of an aged Double Bastard (if it were toned down a couple notches). Drinks well.
rproff78 (177) - - MAY 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very delicious imperial red from bitterroot brewing. I am not a fan of all their beers, but this is great! Well done!
Mora2000 (6135) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange-red pour with an off-white head. The aroma has some dirt, toffee and red malt. The flavor is more of the same with a lot of red malt, grass, dirt and low to medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Ostomo517 (73) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark ruby red, aroma is malty byt a bit grassy hop also. Palate is a great balanced malt hit followed with a nice fade to hops. A great Imperial Red!
KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home..... from jarvit... This brew is awesome... full bodied! It pours murky brown with a small light tan head... the aroma is hoppy, flavors, and some dark fruits.... the flavor is sooo nice hoppy, sweet, light roasted malt and dark fruits... very nice !
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Red to brown pour with a tan top. Scent is cut pine and citrus. Taste follows with a long bitter finish.
DuffMan (8927) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Deep hazy amber orange with a thick creamy off-white head. Sweet caramel malt in chewy proportions with a fruity intense hop profile (Simcoe?), saved from being too sweet by a nice toastiness. Imperial reds can be too cloying for me sometimes, but this one was excellent.