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RATINGS: 164   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6773) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours reddish amber with a citrus aroma and a craggy beige head. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor that is a bit smoky with a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (3237) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark copper with a beige head. The aroma has paper, pine, and tree bark. Some banana also comes out in the taste. Nearly burns in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3525) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep red with a small, whispy off white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, bubble gum, and nice tropical hops. Flavor is big, full bodied, tons of tropical flavors balanced by a mild sweetness. Fair amounts of spice and bread flavors balance out the sweetness. Pretty nice, deceptively light bodied for the heft and style of this brew.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biggsbowler (381) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle, thanks Dave. Pours a murky brown w/ zero head. Smells of dark fruits, floral hops and pepper. Tastes of bubble gum, marshmallow, and more fruit. Overall its very disappointing, Im not sure what they were thinking with this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2013
Draft @ CBC 2013. Pours an amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruit ymalty spicy hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
4th May 2013
CBC. Clear amber beer, little pale tan head. Light sweet marmalade hops with something that tastes like Sorachi Ace - possibly the Summit. Finishes crisp and dry. Nicely joined up.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3051) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2013
Draught @ CBC2013. Pours amber with a small frothy offwhite head that quickly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and fruity with bread, biscuits, alcohol, caramel, overripe tropical fruits, citrus zest, grass, pine, resinous wood and dried apricots. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and fruity with grapefruit juice, overripe tropical fruits, sweet bread, biscuits, caramel, alcohol, citrus zest, overripe peaches and dried apricots. Mouthfeel is round, tiny sticky sweet, tiny oily bitter, tiny boozy and medium bodied. Finish is bitter with bread, alcohol, biscuits, citrus zest, overripe tropical fruits and hints of alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (6294) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013. Hazy orange clolour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of spice, hops, fruit, alcohol and caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4972) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Tap @ CBC 2013. The pour’s deep amber with a small head. The nose is toffee, syrup, light wood. The taste is marshmallow and treacle dessert. Some apples, roast pear. Chewy malt. Full body, medium carbonation. Overall, OK.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pentaz (1242) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2013
Draught @ CBC 2013. Pours clear amber with a lasting and lacing creamy beige medium head. Aroma is nut, marzipan,dried fruit, caramel, rye, bread, sugar, spice, citrus and herbs. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is sticky and oily, carbonation is moderate. Finishes dry and bitter with warming alcohol.


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