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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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Commercial Description: Part of our limited release high gravity series celebrating our twentieth anniversary (1989 to 2009) Double Dread Imperial Red (An American Strong Ale) is a high gravity red ale brewed with Two-Row Pale Malt, complimented by Aromatic and Wheat malts and a blend of CaraMunich, Carastan and Crystal malts for color, complexity and flavor. Fermented with our signature ale yeast, this hop bomb of a red ale is bittered with Colombus and Cascade hops, flavor and aromatics are enhanced by Cascade, Chinook and Amarillo, then generously dry-hopped with a tri-fecta of Cascade, Amarillo and Chinook for zesty citrus aromatics and a resinous flavor explosion. For those who chose to indulge their courtly passions be forwarned that this royal ruby refreshment ferments out at 8.6% a.b.v and nears triple digit IBU’s

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy almost murky deep woody amber with a thin head- somewhat lasting and some slight lace. Aroma is green grassy hops, light mint, some pine and citrus- menthol hints, orange soapiness, and sharp caramel malts. Flavor is piny hop resins, orange oil, more mint, earth and grass, toffee, molasses and sharp dark crystal malts. Finish is a bit resinous and tacky with hops and a slight almost astringency as it thins out a bit - sharp piny bitterness in the back of the throat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Bottle from Friar Tuck in Savoy, IL. Pours a very dark amber to brown with a light beige retentive head. Aroma if fruity, minty, and herbal like many Pacific NW brews. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Malt profile is caramel and diluted molasses countered by sharp grapefruit rind bitterness that carries through to the finish. Finish is very dry, peppery, and somewhat hot with some accents of dried herb. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (3802) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Smell is sweet, fruity and volatile. Pour is rather viscous for a beer. Brown haze with no sediment. nice thin head. Greasy oily soapy nasty hop bitter syrup on palate. .If this was a double IPA I would say it was on style. Finsih is rather rude. Barely any carbonation. A little buzzy near the end of the bottle. Nast nasty green grapefruit rind squeeezy lasting bitter finish, wew. If you are into IPA or IIPA, try this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5953) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2009
12oz bottle into a pint glass Man, they imperialize everything these days... This is definitely an American version of a red, imperial aside. The hop bitterness takes too much of a leading role and you lose some of the malty and chocolatey backbone you’d hope for from a solid red. Interesting, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4533) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2009
Bottle. Aroma is harmless at first, mostly caramel malt. As it sits the hops rise up hinting at a tasty brew. some citrus. Stronger woody hop notes. Chewy looking dark red amber with lasting thin dark cream head. Delicious hops start to finish. Malt is strong with a solid body but play a nice supporting role for the hops. Solid is the best description. Complex interplay of hop flavours through the mouth experience and left behind in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - AUG 1, 2009
Samples at The Raleigh Times, Raleigh, NC. Could pick up apples on the nose, sweetness, honey, hops. More of the same in the taste with a slight smokiness and a tart, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Tap – Eastside Club Tavern – Olympia, WA
Aroma: Strong malt and alcohol aroma with some hops adding to the nose.
Appearance: Reddish Amber in color, Clear with a light head.
Flavor: Big malt and sweet flavor. Strong alcohol also comes out.
Palate: Dry Finish, with a Great Mouthfeel.
Overall: Strong beer this held up well land tasted very good. Not too over the top. The strong alcohol can catch you off guard if your not careful.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2009
12oz from Norms. Pours reddish brown with a tan head. Nose is sweet and malty but very thin. The taste is funny. Too bitter with not enough a malty bite. eh

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Imperial Red is not a style I like and this is a good example of why. Lots of sickeningly crystal malt astringency, blah, blah, blah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2009
(12oz bottle) Medium beige head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, chocolate/caramel, light pine. Mild alcohol burn. Medium body, some stickiness.

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