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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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A full bodied Imperial Red Ale brewed with a massive amount of Pacific Northwest hops that are complemented by caramel malts. Dry hopped and hop-backed with Simcoe hops give this beer itís pungent piney aroma. 2014 World Beer Cup Silver Medal


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttutony (763) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Hazy copper color. Fairly bitter hop profile. Some decent malt character in the background but hops predominate.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3983) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Red pour from 12oz bottle from trade at home. White foamy head. Cherry malty and fruity aroma. Bitter, berries, earthy and hoppy. Love this. Top notch red. Bitter finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1536) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Chestnut pour with 2-finger off-white head and lacing. Pine dominates the nose, but some sweet malts sneak in there too. Same goes in flavor. Hops spice and booze is evident too. Pretty bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (264) - Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2015
At the brewery. In a snifter. Pours dark caramel brown with little head. Soft caramel with mild orange hoppy taste that softly lingers. Perfectly cold. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkSanta410 (584) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle at home thanks to Clint (starcross). Pours a dark Amber, decent white head with good retention. Aroma is piney, light caramel and toast. Solidly hoppy. Mmm. Taste is piney hops, light caramel and honey, light toast and cracker. Moderately bitter, slight alcohol burn. Medium body, medium carbonation, a bit sticky on the palate. Stays with you. Nice beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vinylholic (22) - Uniontown, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Pours a medium/dark red with moderate head. Woodsy, piney aroma with extremely faint citrus. Bitter taste brings the piney notes with it. Full body with light to average carbonation. Goes down well, an excellent beer to have outside

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (1031) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2015
Bottle. Deep red. Aroma is very strong pine. The taste starts sweet and bitter then finishes with apples, caramel, and fruit juice. The mouthfeel has a very soft gummy bears characteristic, average carb, and lingering alcohol. Really awesome huge version of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2702) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2015
Bottle. Clear copper pour with a small head that fades to a nice ring. Aromas are dank pine, caramel apple, bread, and flowers. Tastes like caramel apples and pine mostly. Some light fruit bread too. Light sweetness and moderate bitterness. Fairly dry in the finish. Full body. Pretty solid. An imperial red sipper. Wish it was just a little more smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyScallywag (107) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2015
Hoppy, sweet initial taste. A little too sweet, but it becomes less noticeable quickly. Soft bitterness on the palate that doesn't linger very long. Overall, it's not bad, but I'm not blown away. The 9.4 is doing its trick though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1984) - - APR 16, 2015
Bottle. Dark red with a 1 finger off white head. Aroma is mango, earth, B. O. and pink lemonade. Taste follows and adds some caramel and pine. Medium soft mouthfeel and moderate carb. Intense but good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3323) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/26/2015. Pours fairly crystal clear deep ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, mango, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toffee, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, mango, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toffee, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, mango, pineapple, peach, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, toffee, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark/malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial red ale style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.


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