Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 939   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Often referred to as Burning River Pale Ale’s big brother, this stock ale is remarkably balanced for such a highly hopped beer. A rich deep blood red color makes this beer scary enough to be served every Halloween and a few other times of the year.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wmubronco1992 (700) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours a red amber. Medium sized off white head that is long lasting and diminishes to a filmy finish. Sweet caramel aroma. Flavor is of slightly sweet hops. Some lacing. I was expecting this to be big and bold, but really it wasn’t. There was a really nice delicate balance between sweet and bitter. Very nice. My only disappointment is that I only bought a single.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
voyageurmike (302) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Bottle from Liquor Barn. Orange amber clear full bodied beer with modest carbonation. Pine and citrus taste, long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7432) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Boardman, OH - on tap at Primanti Brothers. Dark copper pour, sticky bone-colored head, nice lace. Aroma of toffee and topsoil. Solid flavor, toffee, coffee beans, vanilla, some topsoil notes in the back end. Nicely textured mouthfeel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
fuzzcro (256) - Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2016 This brew has a luscious aroma and it pours thick. Rich amber red in color. Carbonation level is enough to present a nice head and low enough to not take away from the drink enjoyment with interference. Overall this brew didn’t offer me what I had expected. All the way up to the moment I got it into my mouth I was ready for incredible. I’m afraid my taste was off so I hope to be re-rating this one and improving at the least, my overall score. 10/21/16 had another bottle and it did taste better to me. Still not the best especially for an Imperial Red Ale but better than I initially found it to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (1265) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Pours a dark amber with tan head. A caramel and malt aroma. A strong taste of caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, and light fruits. A lingering malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4929) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2016
12 oz. bb 11/10/2016. Clear copper-amber with a sticky thin covering of foam. Nose of earthy molasses, tea leaf, potato and a hint of dry cocoa. Tastes of the same mix, but with some added earthiness and some wooden-grassy hop. Medium body has mostly smooth medium-plus carbonation and an earthy-dry slant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1145) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2016
Draught at Churchkey, Washington DC. Pours a hazy ruby amber, with a large off-white head, which lasts well and leaves very good lacing. The aroma has pine, sweet citrus and spiced fruit. Strong pine and citrus hops up front give way to toffee and spiced fruit in the mid-palate. Citrus hops finish it. Tasty and decently balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nejhleader (1460) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Has a good pine hop aroma. Taste is a well balanced pine hops and malt. Pretty decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scarletfire65 (1336) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Draft at First Draft in Chicago. Aroma is cherries, apples, sherry. Big palate, full bodied. Lots of fruit, cherries, malt, raisins, booze. Nicely hopped. Bitter finish with strong yeasty notes. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6106) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2016
6 oz pour on draft at Snallygaster 2016. Hazy orange with off-white head. Aromas of stone fruit, citrus, floral. Tastes of tropical fruit, stone fruit, floral. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (1297) - New York, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Tap at Brown Iron Brewhouse. Pours deep orange, off white head. Aroma is caramel, cherry. Flavor is sweet cherries, caramel, some lemon rind and orange. Malt forward.

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