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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
Imperial Red. Huge ale the beautiful reddish-brown color of the Madrona tree; boozy with dried fruit and Zythos hop notes, this imperial red is dangerously sippable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3820) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2016
Cloudy amber,lasting beige head.Fruity malt nose and palate with medium alcohol heat

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (14411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2016
On tap at McKay’s Taphouse, pours a fairly clear orange amber with a small tan head. Aroma brings out some phenols, bready malt and red fruits. Flavour is boozy, sweet and malty, with bready malt, lots of phenols, and toasted caramel. Harsh, boozy, messy, but still fun to drink. Not a cohesive beer but it’s not offensive. Decent.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EJB_ATL (5) - Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2015 does not count
Nice IRA very balanced. Head dissipates quickly. little lacing. peppery finish. Light red in color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (4633) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Draft at Uber, Seattle. Coppery orange, stringy foam. Darker grain, hops, alc noticeable. Wazy, hot alc. Juicy, alc-forward ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (7581) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Draft at SB. Pours a fairly hazy dark rubied amber with a dense and creamy, sudsy light tan head that sticks around and around.

Gorgeous label on that bottle for sure; would love to see it show up down where we are in package, too. Looks like an old classic with that graphic design. Pretty high-boost for an "amber," but that’s alright. The important thing isn’t what the internet thinks it is, it’s how much we enjoy it. And it’s pretty enjoyable.

Big sweetish nose, showing a little bit of booze even in the aromatics. Not a huge demerit, but if that were gone, it would be more appealing. Plenty of caramel and bright oranges on the nose as well. Creamy medium body, almost thick, definitely not overbearing, but it’s a big’un. Toasty malt mid-palate with bright oranges and grapefruit and a bit of sweet alcoholic twang there as well. Bready sweet caramel finish. Very nice. A little cleaner and this would be borderline beautiful.

Kind of surprising that it took this long for a Washington brewery to name a beer after the madrona--or a BC, OR, or Nor Cal brewery, for that matter. They’re unique to the area, and highly distinctive trees with critical roles in native culture. Glad to see the name show up on a good beer that we might be able to enjoy regularly.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joelfaber (37) - Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Pour at the brewery. Boozy but well balanced with hops. Almost tastes like a barley wine. Very enjoyable.

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