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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Pint at Marble Brewery. This beer pours a dark ruby amber color with a yellowish tan head that laces nicely throughout the pint. This beer is a moderately heavy beer with strong pine notes from the hops and honey/butterscotch notes from the malts. This beer paired nicely with my spicy turkey-grilled cheese sandwich.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2595) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2012
bottle, wife brought home after business trip to ABQ. Real nice aroma, sweet, citrusy, on the orange side, evergreen/pine. hint of caramel, like a dry caramel, clean brownish orange, ok head, spotty lace, though I poured a tad slow. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body, creamy oily mouthfeel, sweet bitter finish. Very nice. Wonderful to sniff I thought. Flavor has a lot of pine about it, with grapefruit as well. My wife is wonderful....

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Dark amber red with a creamy white head. Huge citrus hops and pine aroma and taste with a dry bitter bite and a cereal grain finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle. Poured a dark amber with a creamy tan head that settled to a ring and left good lacing. Aroma of pine, resin, and perfume. The flavor found pine resin with a caramel and dark malt backing. Medium to full body with a lasting medium bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
smaynard6000 (604) - Apopka, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2011
22oz bottle. Pours a dark red color with a thick off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, flavor is spicy hops with just a touch of malt. Crisp, bitter finish with a light to medium body. Somewhat reminiscient of some of my favorite IPAs. This is good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
At the Santa Fe taproom. Dark brown-red. Thin head. Lots of earthy caramel and brown sugars on the nose, with big citrusy, fruity hops. A little bit sticky and yet overattenuated at the same time - weird. The mix of dark malt and citrusy, fruity hop isn’t quite as bright on the palate as it is on the nose.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7859) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2011 bottle. ruby red body. bright hop nose, pine-heavy and resinous with sweet apple notes. medium-thick body, cloying / syrupy but that’s what these things tend to be. dense carbonation, firm malt structure. for what it is it’s not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Draft @ brewpub. Hazy cherry red. Scattered lacing. Big aroma smells almost like a rye beer. Has berry fruit esters. Clean and finishes dry in spite of being so chewy it’s clean and not sweet. Woody malts and toasty finish. Boozy but good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (4869) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Deep amber with frothy tan head and lace. Citrus hops, sweet caramel malt. Deep toasted malt, nice resin/citrus bitter. Medium full bodied with good carbonation. A very special beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2011
on tap-pours a tan head that laces and copper color. Aroma is cascade (resin/herbal), secondary medium malt-caramel. Taste is cascade hops with slight bite, resin/herbal/peat/raisin/touch of cocoa. OK carbonation.


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