sherm1016 (1150) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from Binnys Lincoln Park. Pours a deep reddish brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is very hoppy, grapefruit, citrus. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Texture is a little bit oily. Flavor is bitter, pine hops, and a touch of malt with a strong bitter finish. Overall, pretty tasty. If it wasn’t so dark, it would probably be an IPA.
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A reddish amber ale with a very thin off white head. In aroma, fragrant and vinous malts with smooth c-hops. In mouth, a clean biscuitty caramel with smooth c-hops, Stone-like, very classy, sweet caramel in finale. On tap at Boston Beer Summit, Jan. 15 2011.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 3, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours rust red and cloudy with some white bubbles. Smells of sweet malt, earthy. Tastes of tea, bitter, some earthy hints on the finish.
AirForceHops (3201) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 4, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bottle. Shared with LiteWait. Nice ruby pour with hints lighter hues around the edges. Looks like iced tea in the glass. Small thin head that leaves lacing along the glass. Grapefruit hops in the aroma. Very Hoppy. Possibly cascade hops and a little bit of malt. Pretty light mouth feel with very light carbonation. Quite a bit of bitterness in the finish. However I am not a hoppy beer person. So maybe its not so bitter. Should this be labeled an IPA??
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 4, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bottle. Shared with AirForceHops, glad I didn’t buy this….. Nice ruby pour with hints lighter hues around the edges. Looks like iced tea in the glass. Small thin head that leaves lacing along the glass. Grapefruit hops in the aroma. Very Hoppy. Possibly cascade hops and a little bit of malt. Pretty light mouth feel with very light carbonation. Quite a bit of bitterness in the finish however I am not a hoppy beer person. I’m not a fan of the style.
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a dark amber with a dense, fluffy beige head. Leaves behind creamy lacing.
Aroma: Big pungent citrusy hops and faint brown sugar.
Taste: Grapefruit, burnt sugar. Finishes rather herbal.
Mouthfeel: If my eyes were closed, I would think by the taste and mouthfeel this is an IPA. I was afraid this was going to be syrupy, and it’s far from it.
Overall: Pretty solid, and very hoppy the way I like it.
nickd717 (3497) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice mostly clear reddish amber color with a
one finger off-white head and decent lacing. Very nice aroma of
caramel malts and rough citrusy hops. The flavor is slightly sweet
caramel malt and big rough citrusy and orangey hops. Medium body with
average carbonation and a pretty nice mouthfeel. Surprisingly good
for a brewer I didn’t know what to think of.
PhatB420 (626) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 10, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber sutied with a backdrop of natural gas fire situated in the Berkshire Mountains. Cant recall the last Imperial Red I have had. Faint and quickly dissapering head. Smell is sweet at first whiff then tart with candy like sudsidies that bounce around the ol factory. Color is suber dark red. Fits the beer. Taste is sweet, then bitter, then sweet, then bubbly with fresh flower garden expressions that last a lifetime. Control of the facets that bring the body make this a memorable red from a well balanced brewer. Great brew!
jonas (5643) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy brown, cappucino cream. Citric, cumquat aroma. light honeyish, perfumed, citric hops. Pleasant,
bbbeer (586) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brownish red with slight head. Aroma with mainly citrus/pine hops. Medium-full body, flavor is very dry with bitter hops and just a touch of malt. More like a DIPA than anything else which I was not quite expecting given the color. Not that complex but not bad.