RateBeer
overall
87
97
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An Imperial Red ale, big, dark amber color, malty backbone with an absurd amount of hops.


gregwilsonstl's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (942) - Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Very dark red. Tastes like a red ipa. Clean and malty. Big body...high ibu. A lot going on here.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACHops (591) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2014
22 oz bomber, been in the fridge a while. Pours clear dark reddish amber with thick creamy off white head. Aroma is sweet slightly nuttly caramel malt and just a hint of earthy hops. Taste is thick lightly roasty caramel malt with bitter but balanced hops, with notes of pine and bark. Sweet, sticky finish. The name is a bit deceptive here - this is fairly small for an imperial red and more of an hoppy amber.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Bomber from Belmont Station. Pours dark copper with a small beige head. Aroma of hop - with a little roasty malt underneath. Med + body. Flavor is quite malty, but there’s a lot of hop. Getting a hop burn. Hard to pin down any particular hop - the usual suspects - but I think pine/citrus has to be the main thing. Very smooth and mellow, not at all harsh - excepting that ongoing burn. Big and malty with lots of hop. Really something.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arayaga2 (1754) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Opaque rusty brown/red with a thin tan head. Aroma is malty, with a juicy hop citrus. Taste is pithily hopped and british in character. I guess I was expecting something different. $4/22oz

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (402) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1803) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Bought from "Lifesource" natural grocers in Salem. $3.79 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!

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SFtaster (53) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lhns03 (68) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2013
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SnoopDoug (19) - Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5554) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4113) - Utah, USA - MAY 18, 2013
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


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50