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Central City / Flying Monkeys Red on Red Imperial Red Ale

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Brewed by Central City Brewing
Style: American Strong Ale
Surrey, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Randy4Beer (131) - - JUN 4, 2014
Apparently there were two batches of this produced, the first at the Central City Brewery in Surrey B.C. and the second at the Flying Monkeys brewery in Barrie Ontario. This is a 750ml bottle from the latter. Pours a coppery red, with an off-white head that is leaning towards the red spectrum. Aroma is mainly fruity hops. Tastes of fruity hops, caramel malts, with some burned sugar sweetness, and hints of both bananas and red berries. Found this to be both delicious and quaffable, but beware of the high ABV.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
probstblueribbon (2871) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
750 mL bottle from LCBO served cool in a tulip glass shared with a buddy. Second bottle...the first was extremely bitter. Deep ruby copper with a large reddish-tan head. Rich, sweet, fruity malts, dank, resinous hopping, grapefruit peel, brown sugar, deep treacle, so richly malty, strawberry jam, very nice. Medium-full body with gentle, elegant effervescence. Strawberry jam, brown sugar, rich maltiness with more balanced goings than the first bottle, quite resinous and dank, more balanced, a very big beer; dry (surprisingly) with big bitterness and a long, very fruity and resinous finish. Iím glad I grabbed a second bottle!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
2013-06-22. Crisp dark red amber body with a nice beige head and lace. Aroma is pleasant, leafy hops over pleasantly sweet malt base. Flavour is similar, leafy green hops, light bitter over layer and finish but the middle is sweet malt. 7++ Average to medium bodied palate, modest carbonation. Relatively simple but quite enjoyable. Central City Version at Session Festival 2013

2014-05-03. Crisp dark red-brown body with a nice foamy beige head. 3++ Aroma of green leafy hops, light dusty malt accents. Flavour is fairly bitter, nice malty core, lingering resiny green hops. Average plus bodied palate, pleasant carbonation suits it. Not super complex but pretty enjoyable. 7/4/7/3/15 FM Version Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1811) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
750 mL bottle. Looks the part. It pretty much has the prototypical caramel sweet\hoppy aroma of an ASA. And in all honesty, this is fairly prototypical. Which isnít a bad thing. It is, perhaps, less sweet up front, and more bitter in the finish, than most. Also not bad things. just a well constructed, well executed beer.,

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darn_it (18) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Hits the style spot on. I had several of these from the LCBO despite the not so friendly price point. A great collaboration from two decent breweries. No flaws I could find. I have really enjoyed flying monkey products, they take risks and do produce some duds but they hit this one on the nose. If you like ASAís pick it up if you ever get the chance. Hopefully it did well enough to rise up again!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dohny (207) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 7, 2014
Poured from bottle. Clear amber color with tan head. Aroma fruity. Flavor; caramel, cocoa, soapy tones. Full body, moderate carbonation. Sweet in beginning followed by pleasant bitterness which lingers in aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (3003) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
Super dark red pour, huge fluffy, sticky off white head. Lovely citrus aroma, big notes of pine, and some sticky chewy malts. The hops are pungent, and sticky, and quite bitter. the mouthfeel is sticky, and thick, the carbonation is a little low and soft. the finish is highly bitter, big notes of grassy, citrucy hops. The malts are thick with caramel, and bread. A big hoppy red ale, nice stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (1568) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Aroma has quite strong hops (grassy, herbal, noble) with decent caramel and alcohol notes. Clear reddish amber colour. Taste has quite strong sweetness with caramel and light candy, in conjunction with high hoppy bitterness. Nicely balanced and nicely drinkable, overall very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fajry (427) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Flaska. Velmi krasna tmava jantarova farba. Prijemna pena. Sladka chlebova a karamelova vona. Chut opat jemne sladka, neskor karamel a prijemna horkost spojena s alkoholom. Skvele osviezujuce pivo.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (4296) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Red amber color with thick light beige head. Caramel, burned sugar, spices, alcohol. Caramel malt, burned sugar, citrus hops. Long hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.


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