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RATINGS: 163   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (769) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2014
On tap, poured into a shaker. Bubblegum, caramel, grain, and tangerine aromas come through on the nose. It pours a dark, murky orange-brown with a big, off-white foamy head that retains a thick soap ring with a soapy island and leaves a messy lace. The taste is a medium high sweet with a medium bitter. It’s creamy and a bit sticky with a full body and a soft, fizzy carbonation. Bubblegum, caramel, rye, and sweet citrus flavors come through and it finishes with a spicy, clean, and crisp cola flavor. More citrus comes through on the finish as it warms. Roasted grain, caramel, citrus, and cola swell late and linger in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1526) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2014
Sample @ CBC 2014. Pours amber with a nice medium sized off-white head. Aroma is caramel, pine, citrus, spicy. Taste is sweet malty,frutiy and spicy, dry hop and spicy bitterness. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3478) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Golden amber with off white head. Aroma and taste hoppy, toffee, caramel, fruit with a nice bitter bite in the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (3546) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 26, 2014
Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. 2nd Session. Pours orange to red with a beige head, aroma of brett, caramel, spices, flavor is spicy with, caramel, malt and brett, medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4159) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2014
Tap sample at CBC 2014. Slightly hazy deep amber-hued bronze body, medium creamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel, grains, nuts, mild grassy tones, Belgian fruit esters and hints of nougat. Taste is white sugar, chewing gum, grass, peaches and hints of nougat and nuts. Medium body and carbonation. Nice, but not fantastic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (6242) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 15, 2014
[5/2/14] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. 2nd session. Hazy amber. Aroma of malt, fruitiness, yeast, caramel and mild hops. Sweetish flavor, malty and caramelly, fruity, with some hop bitterness and a bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (5081) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4oz pour at Churchkey DC. Pours a clear caramel amber with some thin, white head. Nose has a spike of fusel alcohol and nail polish, once that faded there’s candy sugar, some carrot cake, mild spice, mild orange. Flavors of honey, soap, malt, yeast, booze, brandy. Sticky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6242) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2014
Draught @ CBC 2014. Pours hazy brown with a offwhite head, nice lacings. Aroma of malt, fruity hops, peach, grapefruit, light resin. Flavor is malts, fruity hops, bitter citrus, grapefruit, pine, resin. Medium body, lively carbonation, lasting bitter finish. 020514

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6801) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 3, 2014
on tap at mikkeller and friends. lightly hazed orange with a thin but lasting head; aroma a mix of stonefruit and tropical fruits; lightly toffeed, pineapple juice, modest bitterness, pleasant but without anything that particularly leaps out at you

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHangover (2655) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2014
Sample @ CBC 14. Clear amber pour, thin off white head. Aroma is very herbal, yeasty and caramel malts. Flavor is quite bitter, full of yeasty alcohol. Not sure if there’s an alcohol kick in there or of it’s just some hoppy bitterness. Either way, it seems a bit strange and messy.

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