Darkmagus82 (1952) - - 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 (2871) - Boise, 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 (152) - - 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 (5893) - 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 (2066) - 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 (3232) - 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 (7620) - 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.
thirdeye11 (5739) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) clear amber, wispy offwhite bubbles. Nose of honey, waffles, light bitter hoppiness, rich, creamy, light alcohol presence. Taste of caramel, light bitterness, juicy citrus fruit, creamy finish, light tart palate.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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Reddish amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice amber malt and rich hops and awesome flavor.