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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andrus86 (115) - 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 (963) - 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 (8950) - 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 (15750) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (8040) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
22 oz. bottle, pours a dark amber / mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel malt, dried dark fruit, earthy notes and BO. Flavour brings out lots of dry bready caramel malt, with a light-to-medium resinous hop profile, and some muted vegetal notes. Not very sophisticated. Simple, but drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ComradeK (1060) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2014
650ml bottle. Pours a handsome copper amber, with a large light beige head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Bitter herbal and sappy hops dominate the aroma, with burnt caramel and toffee hidden in there as well. Strong sappy and herbal hops up front give way to toffee in the mid-palate, with a resin undercurrent running through. Soft toffee malt gives it a surprisingly smooth finish. This is not bad, but I’m not a huge fan of the hops flavours, which seem overly herbaceous. It is quite well-balanced, on the plus side.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3922) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2014
650ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique 030314. Great red ale with heaps of character, big and malty.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOLTZ7555 (2879) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Dark crimson color with a tightly packed eggshell foam. More malt than hop, making it a bit muddy. Disjointed flavors and a bit of alcohol heat. An average beer in every way but its ABV.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1140) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Pours a deep copper color with a red tinge to it. The aroma is typical of Imperial Reds, with a malty taste. A good flavorful bitterness throughout the beer with a lingering bitterness on the palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1453) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2014
Solid if forgettable red. It’s all here -- strong red malt backbone, hoppy bitterness etc. well balanced too. But at the end of the day, nothing strikes me as a go back to beer here. But I’m having a bad day, so I may be too harsh.


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