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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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
From tap at Gingerman. Pours hazy amber with a small, off-white and creamy head. Aroma is fruity and slight grapefruity. Sweet, fruity hoppy and slight caramelish. Bitter and solid hoppy. Medium dry finish. Ends bitter and fruity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29332) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
Bottled. A hazy red beer with a lazing orangey head. The aroma has notes of hops, malt, caramel, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, bread, and hops, leading to a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours a cloudy amber with a small off-white head. Intense biscuity crystal malt aroma with quite some hops. Rich body, loads of sweet caramel, nutty with a massive hop load - not crisp and fresh hops though. Quite some warming alcohol. Very American! 030612

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2010
Bottled@Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Ambery red colour, small beige head. Aroma is caramel, wood, alcohol and some mild notes of grass, herbs and spices. Flavour is quite much he same. A rather imperial alcohol bomb that really bites. OK, but a bit too IPA like, ina bad way.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19378) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2009
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy copper colour, fair sized head. Roasty perfumy nose. Mid-sweet with clean, vital body. Roasty and salty, very hoppy, notes of tangerine. Strong but unassaulting bitterness. Somehow condensing what’s good about US microbrewing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2009
Bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Hazy amber color. Caramel aroma, sweet, malty and a bit yeasty; lightly grassy too. Medium body; caramel aroma, leaning to the dry side, not very interesting; but the hopping is a bit fruity and improves the flavor; the final shows some toffee and light residual sweetness. Good, but not impressive.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2009
( 12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie ) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, some cocoa, and light roastiness. Flavor of caramel malt, chocolate, and hops (herbal, pine).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11535) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2010
12oz bottle-pours a big tan head and dark copper color. Aroma is resin/pine hops, medium malt-toffee/roasty. Taste is coppery/ resin/pine hops, medium malt-toffee/roasty/chocolate. Better @cellar temp.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11074) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Bottle from Half Time. I’m in CA. MRB is in CA. So to get this it has to go to the East Coast and back to the West Coast! Life is so strange. It pours a lightly hazy ruddy color. Smells like celery and cooked malt. ?? Full bodied. Frothy carb. Flavor is like lots of roasted malt - smooth roast - and so much hop bitter it’s not to be believed. Hop is likely resin/floral. The malt roast is just that. This is pretty extravagant stuff.


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