arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Copper Kettle. Dark reddish-brown and cloudy with a decent head. Smell is super hoppy but has a malt aspect as well, enticing. The flavor has a very strong bitterness on the finish that I enjoyed. A good mix between malt and hops, this could almost be called a double IPA but I see why they call it an Imperial Red Ale. Good stuff.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-15-2011 02:15:36
arminjewell (5148) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, first pour out of the tank. Hazy reddish pour with white head, very hazy with slight particulates from the dry hop, but as expected from the first pour! Aroma brought big dank/fresh pine notes, some citrusy orange and grapefruit, touch of spice, nice caramel, toffee, hints of toast and grassy notes. Taste is nice resinous piney hops, touch of caramel, toffee, biscuit bread and toasted malts, some nice orange and grapefruit notes, hints of spice finishing fairly bitter with a slightly sweet note.
Ratman197 (8486) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, tropical fruitpeach, orange and light mint. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry chalky finish. Flavors of carmel, orange and light grapefruit with a smooth dry chalkycarmel finish.
notalush (4457) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Copper Kettle - amber ale? - this needs to be listed as an American Strong Ale - turbid amber pour - thick head - sits somewhere between barley wine and double IPA - initial malt sweetness with flavors of caramel, oats - moderate fruity esters - dries out a bit through the middle - earthy hops and potent bitterness, but also quite a bit of strong, nearly metallic acidity, which detracts considerably from the enjoyment - there are strengths, but not enough of them to make me want this beer again - tastes like a drier, much more acidic Bigfoot Ale - the world does not need another mediocre imperial red ale - copper kettle, please stick to the less hoppy styles; the world needs more of those
adnielsen (7581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ brewery. Orange brown appearance with a tan head. Dull caramel malty, light piney, moderately hoppy nose. Caramel, toffee, fairly malty, earthy, piney hoppy flavor. Pretty good brew.
onceblind (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark copper, thin withe head. Great aroma of caramel and cascade grassy hops. Taste was a little uncomplecated, yet lively. Light hop bitterness, big hop leafy flavor, with some nutty caramel. Tastes imperial, but not nuanced. Still a fantastic beer, though.