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Cycler’s 55-11 Imperial Red

Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
In a competitive time trial race, If you select this gear package…You better be a man! (or woman if it fits). But if you can successfully turn it, the rest of the field better watch out! The same holds true with our Imperial Red. Murky, malty, almost plum like color, with a tan head. Little hop bite, but balances well. Hits your mouth with a decadently sweet toffee and toasted nut flavor and then scours it away with citrus and pine hop spiciness. You think you can turn this one?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
degbert (1483) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Can. Pours a hazy deep red/maroon with a shallow, lacy, pitted, off-white fine-grained head. Nose of dark fruit, spice, and a little booziness. Roast nuts and black tea up front, then a mild caramel sweetness kicks in; some hops spiciness, but not much pronounced hops except on the very back of the tongue. Most of the hops are citrus pith and herbal; some pine and spruce, some rosemary, a touch of sage. Finish is ashy and bitter, with earthy notes; no sweetness on the finish. It’s interesting, and it drinks easy, but it looks like it should carry more fruit than it does.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmmbeer (1341) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2015
12 oz. can (from Texas Micro 10 pack) served in a tumbler- poured a somewhat transparent brown with maroon tint when held to a light source, very light carbonation to the point where it’s almost flat, liquid sits very still in the vessel. Aroma of cheap booze, resin, and earth. Hits the mouth with a light body, malt was soaked in caramel and alot of it just sits on the palate during the tasting, middle has some heat to it, finish has a light hop burn to it. All over the map with this one- meh ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (6064) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Clear deep Amber with a thin off white cap. Lots of boozy amber malts on the nose with some carabiscut and rich honey and a little citrus bitterness and a bit of bitter leafy fresh hops. Dark caramelly honey flavor with a smooth malty body, with a bitter orange rind balance. As a whole it’s more amber malty and a touch boozy and lacks a bit of hoppy balance but it’s a nice evening sipper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (6612) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2015
On tap at Rockwell. Pours a cloudy amber with small off white head. The aroma is earthy hop and caramel. Thin mouth, sweet malt, light toffee with toasted finish, decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2391) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Pours deep copper a thin tan head. Sweet caramel and toffee balanced by resin and grapefruit bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4562) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Tap. The look is clear, very bright red, with a decent lacing beige colored head. The smell is. The taste is juicy fruit candies, hops, caramel malts, sweet, toast, and ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crispy34 (490) - Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Draft. Aroma is malty with some hops. Appearance is a bronzy brown with some tan head. Taste starts malty then rolls into hops. Palate is pretty even. Overall, a decent beer, but I most def have had better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4355) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
On tap at WOB in Katy, TX. Deep amber with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of caramel, earth, light sourdough bread, a hint of roasted malts and pine. Taste is of caramel, dry leaves, light grass, toffee, and Brazil nuts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1595) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Draft at Rockwell Tavern Cypress TX. Dark copper and clear. Light malty nose. Taste of rich malts, very bitter hops, and a little astringent. Decent body. Decent but could use a little tinkering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cmatt (1) - Montgomery, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2012 does not count
Awesome imperial red taste! Murky, but well balanced and great aroma!

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