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RATINGS: 51   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


ttutony's rating

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttutony (789) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Hazy copper color. Fairly bitter hop profile. Some decent malt character in the background but hops predominate.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigda83 (513) - Jamestown, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle. Poured a deep amber color, mild haze, and tiny bubble tan head. Aroma wasnít strong, but caramel, bread, and pine came out. Flavor was really good and Iím not usually a fan of the style. I got a caramel, cinnamon, apple dessert type taste. Call me crazy, but I did. Also had notes of pine, bread, and sugars. Full body and a creamy texture. Soft carbonation and a mild hit of alcohol to finish. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2588) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle from Mustard Seed. Pours a deep reddish color with a quickly fading head and aromas that are making the damn fruit fly here go nuts. Lots of caramel and brown sugar, some figs and a hint of passionfruit. Flavor is heavy with brown sugar, caramel and pine. Lots of booze seeping through and warming the throat on this one.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsmitty80 (2028) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Great big and bold red. Pours dark reddish brown with a nice off white froathing head. Aroma is of alcohol and irishy malts. Taste is sweet with a great big hop hit on the palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (4179) - 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 (1590) - 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 (303) - 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 (653) - 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 (1136) - 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 (2842) - 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.


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