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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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Since 2001. 100 IBU’s.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (947) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2012
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours cloudy burnt amber with thin head. Aroma is caramel malts and floral hops. Taste is dark slightly charred sweet caramel malt with mild piney hops. A nice imperial red but nothing special.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jennajlover (135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Not too many imperial reds out there. This one is a must. Super rich caramel and crystal malts in aroma and flavor. Some heat but NO cloying sweetness. It is all about the malts. There are some bitter hops I there to help balance out finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1320) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2015
Ruddy orange pour, small tan head. Aroma is heavy on sweet malt, with fruity hop notes. Flavor of caramel, toffee, resin, pine, brown sugar, orange, grapefruit, with notes of grass. Damn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Nose of caramel light chocolate and some floral piney hops. Pours amber red thin foam sheets a little head. Flavors of caramel and chocolate, sweet piney and fruity hops. Caramel finish a little heat and some hop dry resins. A little too sweet for my liking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcon25 (230) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle pour at home. Floral and hop aroma, pretty much the same in the taste. Very solid imp red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (2067) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2015
22 oz bottle bought from Roths Sunnyslope Market in S.Salem OR $5.99 Cloudy amber coloured beer with a large creamy and frothy cream coloured head Nice malty creamy hoppy aroma..very mixed but still discernible. Balanced taste too the hops, the dark roasted malts..treacle, toffee..medium roast coffee. Nice. Nice thick and creamy mouth feel. Good strong ale..well balanced

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JDBaker11058 (1517) - Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Appearance: slightly opaque, deep reddish orange with a big, frothy/bubbly tan head that hung around quite a while, throwing off all kinds of fizzy aroma bombs. Aroma: big hops up front, with lots of citrus (esp grapefruit and blood orange), some catty/dank notes, and even some pine; under that is some candied fruit and brown bread, almost like a fruitcake. Taste: all the hops from the aroma come out, with the addition of some floral characteristics as well; there’s a firm malt backbone of caramel (werther’s originals) and brown sugar and toast. Finish: pretty dry, with a lingering piney/citrus bitterness that wins out, just barely, over the malt. Notes: Felt more like an IPA than an ASA; call it a Red IPA (someone call the BJCP!). Pretty decent, and the good malt backbone helped the whole thing hold up well. Good with a plate of tacquitos. Bottle from Sarah for Beersmas 2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1335) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2014
On tap. A : Clearish red with a creme colored head. N: Pineapple, mango, biscuit, pine, earth, damp leaves, some bark. T: Very bitter with a modicum of sweetness. M: Medium, resinous body, big alcohol, biting carbonation. O: An unrestrained Impy red. Fruity, but I still feel it lacks some complexity and mouthfeel to push me over the edge in love.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7180) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Bomber. Pours a bright somewhat cloudy reddish color with a medium white head. A nice big fruity hop resin nose. Massive sweet fruity base combines with huge sticky sweet hops, resin, oranges, some caramel. Wonderful surprise. Sticky lingering hop bitterness. Awesome. Dry yeasty finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Aroma: malty, spicy, and resinous, with hints of dry leaves and black pepper. Taste/Palate: crisp throughout; starts sweet, and finishes with a long and strong bitterness. Fantastic beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Poured from tap at the SE Portland Pub. Aroma is very hoppy and has hints of sweet flowers. Flavor is very "in your face hoppy". Has a high alcohol profile and can taste that at first but it mellowed out as the beer warmed. Has a piney, grassy, floral flavor to it. Finish is bitter yet creamy.

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