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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6530) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2013
22oz bomber pours with a nice looking clear deep ruby red body that supports a tan head of foam. The modest aroma offers up lots of malts and some crystal like malts that blend with a sweetened citrus note as well as some vague resiny hops and a bit of booze. The taste is smooth with thick malt sweetness rolling into thin ribbons of roasted malts, coffee, nuttiness, some malt sweetened fruity citrus. Behind those notes a thin vague sort of bitter resiny hops is noticed. Nice.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6031) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle:   Dirty amber, thick, sediment floating about, moderate frothy sandy head, spotty lacing.   Malty aroma, caramel, bready, also a bit of heavy mash like qualities.   A bit of citrus peel, slightly candied.   Mealy up front, cereal, some of that mash.   Walk past a brewery, small the boil/mash, and this is what it tastes like.   Seems a bit unfinished.   Decent body and mouthfeel, but lots of cereal and mealy notes linger.   Good in some ways, not so good in others.   Seems unfinished and not as clean as I would have preferred.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Overall pretty decent imperial red, bomber from whole foods, relatively strong but drinkable

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewjk (862) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Love the that deep russet color! This thing is big, and it taste big too! Which is not necessarily good. Huge hops! Huge malty backbone too. Everything is turned up on high; the result, for me, is good, but not exceptional. Serving: 22oz bottle via craftbeerconnect

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4094) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Clear reddish amber pour, with an off white head. Caramel malt, sweet fruitiness, citrus, hop bitterness, fruit candy, and pine. A nice strong red ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1468) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Medium dark brown in color with a somewhat transparent body. Aroma is lightly malty, but with a faint, enticing hint of coffee. Hops are noticeable but offer not affecting bitterness. It’s like an English IPA, but with coffee (if you close your eyes). But then you look at it. Wow, so not what you’d expect. How neat! Great job!!!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Caytinator (813) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours almost clear mahogany, with a small head and good lacing--very good looking beer. The aroma is nice and light: malts & breads, and a little alcohol. It has a medium-strong body and a heavy taste. In spite of the fact I think it’s just TOO bitter, it’s still an incredibly good beer. Very strong and unforgiving. Kind of unrefined, like a muscle car. Great, fresh off the tap.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10367) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours clear and ruddy with a slight yellowish head. Aromas of hop and chocolate. Med + body. Flavor is fairly chocolate malt with a lot of hop. Odd combo here. Sweet chocomalt, bitter hops, I just don’t know what to type. Drinks pretty good!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (7900) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Tap at Black Market. Pours a low haze deep amber tea with soapy lacing. Nose is honey spiced black tea, raspberry tea. Taste is is big honey tea, freshly steeped sleepytime tea. Palate is dry, tea tannic in a way with some thicker honey.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1691) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours red/copper, with a tan head. Aroma is is hops, caramel, and malt. Flavor is hops, caramel, malt, and a bit floral. Medium body.


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