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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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An experiment brewed during the hop shortage, this "accident" has become one of our most popular beers. It doesnít earn the title of Full Time beer, but our customers have made it clear we should keep this hopped-up version of our red ale in stock, or else.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beastiefan2k (2869) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Sampler at the brewery. This is the kind of beer that I never liked and its not even what I donít usually like about it. Its just a lot of malts that arenít sweet but just messy. The bitterness isnít super strong, kind of indistinct hops. Just a lopsided, uninteresting beer that would have been cool a decade ago.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (9754) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
On tap at Georgetown, pours a clear amber with a small beige head. Nose brings out quite a bit of resin, along with hemp and bready caramel. Flavour is well-balanced, with lots of resinous hops and caramel malt. Big robust flavours with a hempy finish. Solid big red ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (8135) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
Draft - Caramel, resin and earthy. Clear copper with a rich beige head. Up front bitterness, earthy hops and a long bitter finish. Bitter through and through.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (4185) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Draft in their taproom. Red pour with white head. Spicy and dry. Bitter as hell. Somewhat hoppy. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6377) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Clear amber color with lasting ivory head. Nice floral, citrus hop aromas. medium body. Very good floral, citrus, tropical fruit hoppy flavors in a caramel malt base--tasty red

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9672) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Sample at the brewery tap room (as "Superchopp"). The beer is a clear dark amber color with a medium bone white head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of malt, hops and caramel. Medium-bodied with flavors of piney hops, citrus and caramel malt. The finish is malty up front with a resiny hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2012
on tap at the brewery. Iím again confused by the ESB categorization. I understood this to be their super-IPA offering. Dark in color with monster hop presence. The body was substantial - a high quality, bigger IPA. It wasnít anything that stood out to me, and given the opportunity, I would much rather pound a bunch of the Johnny Utah.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Sample at brewery. Clear gold, thin white head. Aroma of pine and floral hops, toffee. Taste is well balanced with sweet malt and bitter hops. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1482) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2011
Indeed a hoppier version of Choppers. citrus hops are everywhere. lots of grapefruit aroma and flavor. almost hopped to soapyness. quite sweet. i think a an imperial amber is an apt description.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6749) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Draft at jules maes. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a loose white head. Gorgeous big tropical fruity nose. Mango and pineapple. Soft woolly body. Toast, caramel, and orange peel marmalade on the mid palate. Lightness of the body makes absolutely no sense with the turbine powered hop plume on the nose, but theyre both good (great, even), even if they are two different beers in the same glass. Long tangy fruit finish.


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