harrymel (1504) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled: June, 2011
A: pours a ruddy red ale with no real head production and a mirror surface. Hazy clarity. no lace.
S: Nice caramel and toffee tones with a bit of oxidation, nicely balanced with some earthy hops. Above average nose for an Impy Red. Malt dominent, reminds me of a hopped English BW
T: Bitter and sweet. Some notes of sweet barley and some healthy bittering hops give this a nice balance, but the taste is nothing special. Average.
M: Thin with low carb. I would like a little more body with a little more carb to balance it out. Slick finish.
O: Beyond the nose, this beer doesn’t have much to offer me.
Serving type: bottle
boxofrane (2272) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at beer fest. Pours clear amber with a small off white head. The aroma has some astringency, some florals. The taste is medium bitter with a sweet caramel finish.
dhunter151 (587) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours a dark copper brown with a white head. Pine, caramel, citrus. Starts off a little sweet and finishes bitter.
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BeerFunGuy (776) - California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has a brownish red color, a very pleasing aroma of citrus hops. It has a very complex malty hop flavor with notes of caramel.
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glennmastrange (2342) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy roasted and caramel for the malt, moderate cooked orange for the hops, faint leather and broth for the yeast, with raisin, date and faint cinnamon in the background. Head is small, frothy, off-white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is hazy, medium to dark red/brown. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a carbonation between soft and lively and finishes lightly to moderately astringent. This American Strong Ale is nicely balanced between its malt and hops, coupled with its rich palate makes it a nice winter sipper.
ben4321 (4253) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 3/4/13
Aroma: The nose is pine hops, orange/citrus rind, plenty of caramel, and a hint of tea
Appearance: It pours a reddish color with an orange hue, a small beige head, and light lace
Flavor: The taste is mid-plus sweet up-front, with a mid hop that gets more bitter in the finish
Palate: The body is medium, the feel is okay, a touch sticky, and with a dry finish
There isn’t a ton to say here. It’s a solid Imperial Red or whatever you like to call this style of beers. There’s nothing particular incredible or unique, but there’s nothing particularly poor either. Solid.
BK7 (760) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Light pine and grapefruit with bitterness throughout. Malty sweet caramel in the background. A bit resiny. Sharp lingering finish. Tasty.
superspak (2910) - Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in August 2012. Pours fairly hazy reddish copper color with a nice 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of orange, grapefruit, caramel, toast, biscuit, pine, citrus rind, floral, light toffee, and piney spiciness. Nice aromas with good malt/hop balance and complexity. Taste of orange, grapefruit, caramel, toast, pine, biscuit, light toffee, floral, citrus zest, and piney spiciness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, caramel, toast, pine, biscuit, floral, citrus rind, and piney spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt/hop flavors; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good imperial red ale. Nicely balanced hop/malt flavor complexity; and nicely smooth to sip on. This was a nicely enjoyable offering.
argo0 (11726) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop hazy copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, some grapefruit, caramel, some strawberry. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, some grapefruit, caramel, light strawberry, astringency. Medium body, some resin, stickiness, low carbonation.
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The only problem I had with this was absolutely no head, but everything else about it was amazing. Fair amount of carbonation for an American Strong blended well with the toasty caramel, which blended well with the Douglas Fir hops. I looked at the glass after every sip and smiled... that makes it a winner.