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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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An intense Imperial Red Ale. Belgian yeast imparts a complex aroma and vivid hop character. Small-batch brewed with rich malts and lavish hops to deliver an ABV of 8.5%. Once a winter seasonal, under new ownership at Mehana this is their best seller and a year round product.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - APR 19, 2012
Aroma is fruits and floral. Pours red amber with no head. Flavor is malty and raspy with a dry finish.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2277) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
22 oz can, though also had a sample on tap at the brewery a few days later. Deep hazy amber with a large but short-lived head. Fruity sweetness with funky Belgian yeast and lightly bitter notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (4142) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 23, 2015
Light amber color. Very malty caramels mouth with some Belgian funkiness but overall pretty tame.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6745) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Can. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly/fully diminishing. Body is medium to dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie, nuts, malt syrup), with notes of bubble gum, candy sugar, stewed plums. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, syrupy/watery texture, soft carbonation. A big, dumb, syrupy sweet mess.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
J_man (796) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 11, 2014
22 oz. can from Safeway in Lahaina. Unusual musty aroma from a very hazy orange/brown body with almost no head. Nutty, slightly roasted malt taste along with a juicy pineapple sweetness. The flavor is kind of muddled and disjointed. Leaves a sweet, sugary taste along with a bit of the nut flavor. It gets better as you drink it, but it’s still not very good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (13594) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
Can from the brewery. Brownish-amber colour. Aroma is phenolic Belgian yeast notes, a bit bubblegummy and definitely dubbel-ish. On the palate, it is quite sweet, with a fair bit of alcohol. Dominated by phenols (esp. bubblegum) and a good dose of malt. I guess the problem is the malt is a bit muddled and indistinct, the hops are noticeable but not balancing, and ultimately I can’t really figure out what I’m drinking or why. As this is their best-seller, I’m apparently in the minority.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1484) - Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2014
On draught at Humpy’s Big Island Alehouse. Fizzy dark amber color. Caramel, plum, and molasses aroma. Taste is citrus, plum, molasses, lightly bitter malt, and dark caramel. Sweet plum finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (1229) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Poured from tap to glass. Golden hue with off white head that dissipated immediately. Aroma is Belgian esters, honey, floral, toffee, fruity. Mouthfeel is great with medium light body and creamy carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a slight roasted astringent following and ethanol finish. Overall this is a nice play on a Belgian style.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2014
Mild malty aroma. Brown colour with good head. Nice malty flavours with definite hint of candy sugar. Med body and carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2538) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle from Safeway. Copper and hazy looks attractive. Floral notes with candied nuts. Very dry palate. Not a lot going on here but decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (8041) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Hazy orange amber, rapidly collapsing head. Tart unripened berries accent yeasty light malts. Dry finish.


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