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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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Invasion is our “West Coast” style Imperial Red that is a balance of malty goodness with big hop bitterness and aroma. Together, the malt and hops balance to make an exceptionally tasty and irresistible craft ale.
Hops: Centenial, Columbus, El Dorado
Malt: Pale, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (1127) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
22oz bottle pours a reddy brown color with a bit of head. Intense maltiness but hops are a little harsh. Also noticeable alcohol sharpness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7630) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle. Dark orange-amber, off white head that laces nicely. Sweet carame malts, ripe papaya, marmalade, bitter finish. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2849) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2015
650ml brown bottle. Medium brown coloured, unclear, deep golden highlights. Beige cap. Aroma is piney with toffee and caramel malts. Taste has big caramel and toffee malts, maybe a little chocolate note, regular graininess, piney hops. Medium bitterness with some lasting resins/pine. Body is medium, way lighter mouthfeel than expected. Not too boozey for me. Good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (1969) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
Beauty pour. Dark amber with tons of frothy yellowish head and sticky lacing. The nose is lightly toffee and caramel with a bit of chocolate and nuts. Moderate citrus hops. Well balanced, hot boozy finish. Mildly bitter. Overall, just a bit underwhelming.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4621) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
650ml bomber pours amber in color with a generous 2 finger off-white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel with some dark fruits and pine. Taste is a light pine hop bitterness with a dark fruity and caramel malty sweetness. Medium bodied with nice carbonation that satisfies the palate. Overall, a very enjoyable red ale that balances the malts and hops really well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (971) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 6, 2015
Aeomas of carbonated malts, toffee, oak, vanilla, nougat, burnt sugar and funky yeast. Appears dark brown with an extremely large foam top. Taste is carbonated malts, toffee, milky caramel, nougat, creamy malts and biscuit malt. Overall finishes dry with tons of biscuit, cracker malt. Noticeable dry malts and subtle hop oils on the finish. A- rating. Very nice deep malt body yet still being hoppy.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andrus86 (143) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2015
BOTTLE. Red to brown pour with small off white head. Sight booze on the nose with sweet malt also. Caramel malt flavour up front, rolling into a hoppy bitterness - boozy back end. Warms you up Sourced The Pourhouse

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hapjydeuce (970) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottled; 22oz bomber. Color is clear deep copper red. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma has a character of peppery biscuit, sweet malt, light smoke and nutmeg spice. Flavor hits you up front with malt sweetness and acidity, with an immediate transition to hop bitterness with notes of caramel and strong alcohol. Not many roasty malt flavors, smoke, or spice that follow the flavor assault. The flavor is lacking depth and complexity. The flavors finish quick with lasting alcohol heat. It’s OK overall, but the flavor misses the mark when trying to match the aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9185) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Sample at the Aces & Ales Winter Beer Fest on 01/18/2015. Pours a dark copper color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of piney hops, grapefruit and malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a fruity hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle from Haggen’s Grocery, Woodinville
Very dark brown color. Moderate aroma of dark malts, light hop resins, lightly fruity. Good body strength, moderately sweet, caramel flavor, lightly buttery, with correct bitterness, some fruity and resiny hops, and a bit nutty too.
Not bad.


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