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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1621) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle from Market Square. Deep amber pour, almost brown with a small pillowy tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, caramel malts, touches of nuttiness, resiny and grassy hops with mild citrus rind. Toasted bread, caramel, hint of cherry and nuts with nice citrus and piney hops in the background and a solid bitter finish. Start to open up as it warms. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
greenhorn1 (807) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 3, 2013
12oz. Pours ruby, small head. Awesome malt backbone with citrus notes. Nice strong hoppy aroma. The bitterness in the finish is not overpowering, but definitely lingers a long time. Nicely balanced and very easy to drink. A very good American Strong Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10744) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
Dark amber/light brown pour with a khaki head. Sweet caramel malt, chocolate, toffee, and hints of brown sugar. Some nice grapefruit, tangerine, and orange hops. Big pine character, too. Interesting cherry notes. The flavor is fairly sweet and malty, but also some nice hops. Grapefruit and orange, lots of pine, moderate bitterness, and cherry fruitiness. Sweet caramel, chocolate, brown sugar, and toffee.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (696) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 12, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured a cloudy brown with a nice off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and some spices. Taste of malts and fruit also some caramel very well balanced with hops. Very nice and drinkable beer it is like some sort of sweet IPA.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3569) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Cloudy brown with a small tan head.....some sediment. Scent is slightly sharp caramel malt...cherry. Rather rough leafy bitter..old coffee and caramel flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3052) - Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Hazy dark copper with ample floaters. Very malfunctioning beer, lots of caramel. Pine hops in the aroma, but this is a malt-focused beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2370) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Rather thin light tan head of very dense and creamy bubbles. Strong toasted aroma with some smoked malts, dried flowers, some dark fruit and a bit of dry dusty grass. Color is a hazy dark mahagony brown. Lots more roasted flavors along with a bit of cherry cordial, roasted grains, caramel and and bit of mild coffee. Pretty prominent alcohol presence which hits up front and lingers and warms for a while. Long bitter finish with a bit of citrus and more dark fruit. This was a pretty good brew and one that I would have again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Super rich and malty beer -- scorched even -- with a good amount of hops to boot. Lots of toffee -- chocolate-covered toffee. Bit of smoke. Cocoa powder. Rind, grass and flowers. Citrus lingers on the tongue, almost tart.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6299) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 23, 2012
Draught at Tadg’s. Very spicy nose, cinnamon, nutmeg, like a Christmas beer, with caramel and nice hop. chocolate flavor, caramel and spice, big hop bitterness. Smooth, bitter, great balance. Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10766) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
bottle. cloudy brown, small yellow head. mild bitter hoppy, malty aroma. flavor is bitter hoppy, sweet malty, alot like a double ipa, but slightly sweeter.


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