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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 95   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3882) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Aroma is pine, mild/medium sweetness and a slight mustiness. The flavor is grapefruit, strong tropical fruit notes, spices/almost vegetable-like and hop resin-bitter and tangy in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3418) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle shared at Ariel’s place. Pours red to brown hazy with a nice beige head, aroma of malt, some citrus, tangerine, flavor is sweet and malty with dark bread, tangerine, bitterness, medium bodied

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2159) - New York, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Draft at stagshead. Pours deep mahogany. Nose is sweet. Tastes of maple syrup, caramel, pine, earth, and plenty of resin. Touch sticky on palate but overall nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Pours clear dark copper color with off white head. Aromas of lightly toasted malts, caramel and pine. Sweet toasted malt flavor with some pine and caramel. Medium body with average carbonation and a syrupy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 18, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark copper color with a nice and fluffy light brown head and nice thick lacing. Aroma was some sweet malts and slight citrus hops. The taste decent balance of sweet malts and citrus hops with hints of caramel and pine. The beer is medium bodied with fairly well hidden alcohol and decent carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1438) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a reddish hazy color with a nice straight up head. Nose is sweet with nice hops and some citrus, and fruit and malt.... maybe some subtle whiskey notes. Taste is fruity, and sweet with appreciable hops and very tasty. Finish is bitter and moderately long. Nice ASA. Quaff Score

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1394) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Pours an amber red with a beige head and aroma of malt, hops, caramel and fruits. Taste is similar, sweet with lots of rich flavor - fruits, hops, malt, caramel, and toffee leading to a bitter finish with alcohol coming through. Nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5341) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Draft at pony with Andrew. Deep clear amber body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is chock full of caramel and syrupy resin. Mouthfeel is medium with maple syrup dominating. Backing notes of clean caramel malts and resiny hop. Overall, too syrupy in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3399) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Pine Box Rock Shop, Brooklyn tap ($7): Pours dark red, almost brown with a tan head. Aroma is piny, citrus, and resin hops, with a hefty malt backbone and touches of a chocolate and dirt. Taste is bitter and sweet in probably equal doses. The hop bitterness lingers and stings in the mouth. This beer is wicked astringent. This was a bit much for a finisher beer for me. Probably would have been a better Tuesday night beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4096) - Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Rated on 10-04-2009 (Bottle) This bottled beer pours a small fizzy tan head that mostly diminished, slightly hazy body, lots of floaties, visible carbonation, spotty amounts of lacing, and an orange hue. The Aroma is malty, wheat, some caramel, earthy, citrus, and pine hops. The Taste is malty, acidic, spicy, bitter, citrus and pine hops, and alcohol. The Palate tingly and this is a medium bodied beer. Overall, this beer is very quaffable, hops up front, boozy, and worthy of trying.

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