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RATINGS: 166   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle:   Deep amber, moderate sudsy off-white head, dies quickly, little lacing.   Malty and biscuity nose, somewhat of a wet hop nose, funky, mealy, a bit sweaty.   A bit worty too in aroma.   Similar on the tongue.   Seems unfinished.   A bit syrupy.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Strong doughy finish, worty, and just messy... not a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1177) - Northville, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2013
12 oz bottle. A darker amber pour with a small white head. Kind of a citrusy caramel malt aroma. Similar flavor, caramel citrus, malty toastiness. Kind of a limp palate. This bottle was too expensive though; they bottle so infrequently that the name can get me to spend a lot more on bottles than I otherwise might. It’s often worth it in the case of their meads and the rally special beers, but this just isn’t one of those.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (12237) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
Sampled at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013 - Day 2, Session 2. Pours clear, red-gold with a fine, white cream head. Tangy fruits in the nose, light leather. Medium sweet flavor with tangy berries and general sugary pale malts. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sticky-sweet finish with ripe citrus, marmalade, orange, light warmth. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9876) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 31, 2013
draught@erzbierschof - cloudy dark ruby-amber beer under a solid creamy beige foam; nice lacework; deep hoppy aroma of pine needles, peaches and prunes; full-bodied and pretty sweet, rounded and velvety, moderate carbonation, an increasing bitterness going pretty high but without aggressivity; decently dry aftertaste of marzipan, fruity and spicy hops; lingering notes of black tea

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (799) - Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Aroma is strong. Definitely get the 9.5 abv there. And only there. Nice deep red color. Essentially no head. A ton of red apple skins in the mouthful. Followed up with caramel and hops to finish it off. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (7223) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Taster on tap at Crunchy’s. Clear amber orange color. Thin white head. Few loose bits of lace. Orange-citrusy, hoppy aroma. Light hoppy heat in the finish. Caramel malts. Moderate sweet, moderate bitter taste. Bigger body. Crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly sticky finish. Decent imperial IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Staffan47 (883) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2013
Honungstoner. Lite udda och kul. Börjar tappa räkningen nu...belgisk ipa alltså? Ja det kanske man kan kalla den...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3277) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2013
On tap at ... and Friends. Pours a hazy orange with no head. Sweet with lots of hoppy aromas of exotic fruits. Also aromas of Belgian yeast and hints of wheat malts (banana). Medium bodied. No carbonation. Hoppy finish. Could use some bittering hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (3606) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2013
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. A blurry red - golden one with a small bubbly and light sidesticking beige top. Nice fresh aroma, lots of peaches and tropical fruits, some dry woody thing as well. Tastes nice, a bit wild forest like. Some pinewoods and peaches. Lots of sweetness also here. Well balanced and harmonic. So harmonic that I’m starting to feel a little bit comfortable here in this big hall along here with all these strangely loud people. 04.05.2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlowOffTube (499) - Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Solo tasty, but lacking on the mouth feel and the amount of alcohol detected. Pours a burnt orange with a thin white head. Aroma is tons of tropical fruit and apricot. Drinks very thin but big fruity flavor from the Belgian yeast and hints of hops in the finish. A little thin on the body and the alcohol is easily detected in this one.

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