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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Brewed with royalty in mind, no expense was spared in crafting our Imperial Red. Generous additions of our favorite hop varieties blend harmoniously with long layers of dark caramel malts.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2392) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 20, 2012
On tap 5 oz sampler at Marble Brewery in Albuquerque, NM. Clear, red with just a touch of brown, a very fine off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of dark bread, pine, caramel and cherries. Taste of dark bread, pine and caramel. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2969) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2012
650 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, ivory head, with some lacing, over a clear, reddish amber (SRM 16) body.....nose is light pine, grapefruit peel, toffee/caramel.....taste is pine, grapefruit, strong toffee/caramel, finishing with a moderate bitterness.....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, alcohol warmth present. This falls well within the very broad style of "American Strong Ale". The malt and hop backbones are reminiscent of a D/IIPA, although the hop bitterness is more subdued. This combination of aromas and flavors, although spread over several styles, is becoming a bit trite and overdone by the craft industry. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, orange zest, earthiness, pink grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, grapefruit, orange zest and light pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering citrus finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10089) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle @ home, picked up at Argonaut Denver. Pours a dark rust orange appearance with a very nice, bubbly brown head and nice retention. Rich toasty malty, caramel, a bit burnt, earthy, a touch citrusy hoppy, slightly boozy aroma. Thick, caramel, burnt caramel malty, creamy, a touch piney, grapefruity hoppy, quite rich, somewhat syrupy flavor with some booze on the finish. A little overdone, for me at least.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1349) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Bottle shared with beerboxer color is dark with a cloudy color. Taste is malty with a slight bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12467) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Shared by beerboxer. Pours dark ruddy copper with a beige head. Aroma is roast malt with a little heat. And some resin. Med body. Flavor is roast malt with a little resin. Drinks smooth. Heat is lightly present. Nice drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7563) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Bottle shared by beerboxer. Pours reddish brown with a disappearing beige head and a typical red ale aroma. There is a hearty smoked malt flavor with a tangy finish. Well-hopped and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (8746) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
At GABF on Thursday October 11, 2012
Clear golden color, white head. Hoppy scent. Sweet, bitter, hoppy taste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4266) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 23, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours dark amber with a decent biege head. Nice aroma of pine and citrus. Taste is pine, citrus, malt, and some caramel. Nice balance. Some alcohol. Pleasure to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5534) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. A nice frothy beige head. Cloudy brown and red beer. A lively rich malt nose. The flavor is huge malts with citrus hops. Alcohol is tasted.


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