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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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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.


Ibrew2or3's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2013
22oz high shoulder bomber pours with a clear amber body with deep ruby red hues and supporting a tan head. The aroma offers up some roasted malts, anise like black licorice and light citrus and earthy hops. The taste is all over the place yet somehow still cohesive and harmonious. I get roasted malts, some dank shallot and garlic earthiness and then a pleasing degree of citrus hops to about midway. All of the flavors go so well together. This is really hitting the spot today.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sebilinz (1136) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. Reddish brown body with tan head. Aroma is slightly roasted malts some caramel and some dried fruits. Taste is malts some cocoa and hints of fruits. Aftertaste is bitter nicely balanced by some malts. O.K.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FireGlider (235) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 26, 2015
Brown color with brown medium head. Aroma of caramel and malt with some herbal notes. Taste is sweet and bitter with dry aftertaste. It’s nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle, 355 ml at O’hara, Zagreb. Shared with JFK10000. Pours amberish brown with off white head. Expected a bit more, caramel, bit sourish and fruity. Dry bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HammerTroll (851) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 12, 2015
Cloudy deep amber color, big off-white head. Hoppy aroma, with nice fruit and caramel addition. Taste begins very well, with hoppy bitterness, but it soon turns into some not so pleasant caramel, weird herbal notes and heavy sweetness. It is still a good beer, but that finish kind of ruined it for me.
(Vrutak 0,355l bottle)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7261) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 29, 2015
decent hoppy red as part of a flight. not too shabby - better than I expect from them. CVaramel sweetness with citric and piney hops, slightly chewy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (961) - CROATIA - APR 26, 2015
Bottle; pours reddish brown with an off white head; aroma is citrus fruits with caramel, yeast, and hint of pine; taste is caramel and citrus fruits with hints of pine and yeast; finish is dry and bitter; good beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (397) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 22, 2015
Deeper amber colored, strong and lasting somewhat creamy beige head. Aroma is of caramel malt, toffee, some fruits, herbal hops. Taste is moderately sweet, malts, toffee - brown sugar, biscuit, bit toasted bread notes near the finish. Low to moderate herbal/floral hops but medium to medium strong bitter finish and aftertaste. Medium bodied and medium carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2015
Bottle. Bit of an off funk right up front, not a great start. This gives off a wild essence, drinks with a stark sugary pull and a sturdy caramel backbone. (#5959, 4/15/2015)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (3402) - BELGIUM - APR 12, 2015
Californian ’red IPA’ with thick and frothy, thickly and evenly lacing, ’whipped cream’ head with yellowish white colour; deep copper red robe, beautiful, clear with low fizz. Interesting hoppy and ’beefy’ aroma of fried sausages, lime peel, hemp, sweet paprika, ketjap, green olives, pink grapefruit flesh, fried egg, smoked ham, biscuit, wet leather, some ’bloody’ iron, sundried tomatoes, bitter weeds. Fresh but somewhat restrained, sweetish fruitiness in the onset, sour berries, clear umami taste as well, meaty, minerally carbonation, juicy and mouth-watering toasted and nutty maltiness ensuing and spreading gently over the tongue, bittersweet, spicy and lightly citrussy hop bitterness appearing quickly and leading to a long, dry, resinous, bitter and appetizing finish, with just enough of the toasted malts coming through for balance, as well as a hint of warming, gin-like alcohol; a bitter root-like hop bitterness keeps lingering for a long time, as in a ’regular’ double IPA. Well crafted, luxurious, beefy, interesting beer, I enjoyed this very much.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madchemist83 (171) - USA - FEB 22, 2015
Great red ale. Imperial hoppy. Caramel and malt balanced well with high alcohol and hops. Very well done.


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