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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Our newest offering Fracas Imperial Red is a deep crimson, bordering on brick red. The nose is big grapefruit, with subtle hints of pine, watermelon and honeydew. The hops are just bitter enough to stand up to the sweet malt and caramelized sugar flavor of the malts. The roast barley gives it depth of color without being overly astrigent or burnt/acrid. The hops in the finish are ever present and the flavor mimics the nose of the beer. Fracas has a slighlty chewy mouthfeel and finishes with a nice caramel sweetness yet without flabbiness in the body.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3586) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle thanks to timfoolery: Poured a murky mahogany brown with red edges, the head was two finger tan to off white. Aroma is grassy, hops and light malts. Taste is metallic hops, sweet malts, and light veggie. I probably should have drank this sooner since I think the hops mellowed.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nakedwhendrunk (2113) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a hazy amber to red color with a decent half finger-ed white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing sticking around the glass in a messy sort of way. The smell had a decent boozy strong caramel/sugary sort of sweetness with a glossed over sort of weird melon thing going on. The taste was exactly the same. On the palate, this one came across fairly sticky straight up coating of my tongue. It sat about a medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. The carbonation was there but constrained to an extent. Overall, this was a decent American Strong Ale I think I could have again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1167) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Super malty, slick full bodied mouth feel. Hints of pine, grass, booze, caramel sweetness, and blood orange.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle from State Line. Pours hazy deep brownish with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is piney resiny hops, caramel malt, vinous fruit. Tastes caramel malty, with vinous fruit, resiny hops, and a sticky finish.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HughConway (797) - Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Bomber bottle. Pours reddish brown, head. Itís malt everywhere. Malt, malt, malt. Donít care for it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (756) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
22oz bottle pours a reddy brown color with a bit of head. Very malty aroma. Malty flavors with a sharp bitterness that mellows with some time to sit.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (929) - California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
A nice, if not particularly unique red. Pours a beautiful red with a thick tan head. Smells like hops and some caramel. Taste is simple but balanced, with some nice hops but without a bitter finish. Had on tap at the brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
el_guapo (28) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Smells malty and slightly hoppy. Tastes like it smells. I like this one. Light grapefruit notes and a little heat on the backside.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
russianmunkee (15) - California, USA - OCT 7, 2013
For me: yes. mmm tasty. Nice body and hoppiness. 'Imperial hoppy red ale'. Yum.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8429) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours muddy reddish amber with tan head. Nose and taste of resin, sweet caramel, red fruits, pine and grapefruit rind. Medium body.


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