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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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An Imperial Red IPA made with caramel rye malt and many other exotic malts. Made with very generous quantities of Summit and Newport hops, this beer is quite a balanced treat. Our brewers decided they wanted more out of an IPA so they used a Belgian yeast strain giving it a wonderful belgian like aroma.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikem409 (1482) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2011
i love this beer had it fresh on draft at kbrewery beautiful red in color with nice hop to malt ratio. cant wait till its back on draft

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
574deadzone (1025) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2011
On tap at Hopcat in G Rap. My fuzzy memory tells me this was more toward golden than amber and it was listed as a Belgian IPA. It wasn’t incredibly dynamic taste-wise, which was kind of a letdown. The strength was much appreciated, however. Worth a try certainly, but probably not my bag altogether.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dunbar72 (134) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle, thanx to tkrjukoff. Pours hazy copper with a medium, light brown head. Very hoppy aroma. Salty/sloppy, alcohol, citrus. Hoppy, fruity taste. Pretty malty, bitter finish that lingers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - AUG 7, 2011
2010 bottle from Jay Chapman (fear025). Pours a murky brown pour with thin tan head. Aroma is spicy grassy and hoppy. Taste is pretty sweet with some definite alcohol presence. Not very balanced but still pretty tasty. Thanks Jay!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1349) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Bottle; Pour is murky dark golden amber; an average off white head in this glass. This on is heavy on the caramel malt side. It’s spicy and fruity as well ; with a dash of pine. The flavor profile seems a bit off to me; but first; this combination of rye, caramel, belgian yeast, and heavy hops doesn’t come across as balanced to me. Either way, I suppose this brew could be past it’s proper age.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Bottle shared by a generous soul at OBW on 7/13/11. Clear copper pour with a thin off-white head. Grainy malt aroma with some hop dankness. Grainy malt flavor with grassy hops and more grainy malt all the way through. Not sure if this one was past its prime, but it seemed way grainy and sweet for a DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3001) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2011
(Bottle, thanks tkrjukoff!) Pours amber red with a small off-white head. The aroma holds citric, resinous and apricoty hops up front with undertones of spicy rye, light caramel, doughy/spicy yeast, black tea and earth. Good balance between the hops and malt on the nose. Light fruity background. The flavour is light to medium sweet, super heavily bitter, light salty and tiny acidic. Grapefruit, resin, spices, earth, black tea and light sticky caramel. The mouthfeel is round and sticky with a light carbonation. Super lingering, heavy resiny bitter finish. Medium bodied. Extreme!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4030) - SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Pours cloudy amber with a small beige head leaving lace. Aroma is fruity, sweet, raisins, cinnamon and cloves. Flavor is bitter, alcohol, spicy, a bit sweet and raisins. Finish is very bitter tart, a bit unbalanced I think.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4165) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2013 Draught at CBC 2013 cons 2013-05-04 Cophenhagen AR: caramel, fruity AP: amber, wee frothy head F: cereal,peach, fizzy, dry, great brew new rating 3,8 keep new Bottle shared thx to tkrjukoff cons 2011-07-09 Sätila AR: apricot, roasted malt, flowers AP: hazy amber F: apricot marmalade, Seville oranges, pine & grape fruit

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10275) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle, thanks to tkrjukoff. Hazy orange beer with a small beige head. Creamy hoppy aroma, salty, fruity, grassy and som metal. Hoppy flavor, metallic, some milky notes, grassy, some perfume. Long bitter hop finish. Lacking some sweetness but still good.


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