krumbum (286) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep amber slightly cloudy. Nice sweet sappy hoppy scents.A sweet and bitter back and forth. Palate is left malty sweet in the end as the hops fade.
Reid (1717) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought from "Lifesource" natural grocers in Salem.
This is now called Imperial Red ( but has the rasta lion logo bottom of label) and its now 8.5% alc.
Pours a wonderful dark amber.cloudy and with a lovely looking bubbly yet thick light tan head.
Heavy toffee/caramel malt notes in the aroma..slight spicy/resiny hop.
Nice thick bitter burnt toffee type malts,smooth dark chocolate and cold espresso tasty indeed, hops show inn the end nicely.
Great smooth ,thick yet drinkable mouthfeel.Lovely aftertaste.
Excellent strong amber!
SFtaster (53) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the Eugene tasting room. Tried a few house brews on the patio at the new location in Whitaker with local friends. This ale has been renamed ’Imperial Red’ and is an excellent example of the style. The bold malt profile is well balanced by generous application of hops. The brew was a perfect accompaniment to their house sausages. Highly recommended!
lhns03 (61) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber/copper with a thick rocky creme colored head. Nose is noticeable as soon as the beer has been opened. Spicy hops and earthy notes. Dank. Flavor is BIG, kinda reminds me of a Dale’s Pale Ale. Weird. Flavors of rich, toasty caramel and firm hops with a long, lingering finish. Not over the top for the 8%abv. Very enjoyable overall.
SnoopDoug (16) - Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The "natty" has been removed from the new Hop Valley branding and this is now labelled Imperial Red. I love red ales but this is too hoppy for my red affections. It's overall flavor is more in line with IPAs.
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douglas88 (5115) - Portland, Oregon, 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 (3624) - 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 (1899) - 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 (628) - 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 (452) - 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.