douglas88 (4476) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber thanks to Mike, this was nice. Pours a reddish hue with a medium white head. A big nose of caramel and light fruity hops. In terms of the flavor it was more caramel and biscuit malt than hops, but light bitterness, some dusty fruit. Very nice, smooth.
Sledutah (3192) - Utah, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from Mike
Clear mahogany with a medium sized beige head and good lacing. Aroma and flavors are floral, caramel and mild alcohol
Nice and tasty
Gription79 (1578) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks to Mike. Caramel, slight astringency, citrusy, tropical fruits, some toast.
MikeJslc (474) - Utah, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red, clear, off white head. Toasty malt, piney and resiny hops, a little toffee, nice balance.
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chicowv (446) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle: Pours light brown/ruby red. Cloudy, sediment. Malty goodness with a good hop balance. Aroma is caramel malt. Big malt profile and light hop balance.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish pour, mostly white head. Pine trees and orange peel in the nose with some very light honey aromas. Flavor is resiny, grassy, big hop bite here. Light honey/malty note gives some balance. Big and bold for the style.
gregwilsonstl (664) - USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark red. Tastes like a red ipa. Clean and malty. Big body...high ibu. A lot going on here.
bpreo (1171) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Iíve been in town for over 7 months, been to the brewery twice, but I have never tried Hop Valleyís Natty Imperial Red (Amber Ale?) until tonight. My first beer of March 2012, here it goes:..
It smells hoppy, a little skunky, but overall pleasant. The appearance is clear, but thick. It holds the alcohol well at 8%. Taste is less than satisfactory to me (a Stout and Porter man), but for what itís worth I approve.
Overall itís a nice beer, maybe not worth the price ($4.50 for a pint), but well worth the first encounter.
reebtogi (3262) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bomber pours amber in color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel malts and floral and earthy hop notes. Taste is caramel malty sweetness balanced nicely with some modest hop bitterness. Medium body and decent carbonation. A very well done amber ale that was well received.
stchloe (691) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Heck yeah yum! Best beer of the day. Good color for a red, nice copper tones. Smell of grains and roasted malts. Bitter for the style, but not an overly strong hop profile.