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RATINGS: 51   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11213) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 1, 2011
tap at the Santa Fe Taphouse-pours "red" as it should be done with a small fizzy off-white head. big piney nose-hop cones, grapefruit and pine. big piney hops on the flavors as well with a very firm sweet malt base. very well balanced! Really tastes like an Amber IIPA if you ask me-all the hops are there but with a firm malt base. a very tasty beer that i wish they brewed year around . very dry finish with lingering sweetness. a great ASA that i would drink alot of if it were regularly available!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1241) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Slightly cloudy amber color and medium head. First sip surprised with a lot more hops than I expected. The very floral nose should have clued me in. Once my palate adjusted, the malt backbone showed through in a rounded palate with a slightly sweet, clean finish. Nice balance and really enjoyable beer. I’m not a red fan generally, but this is a good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2188) - Lakeside, California, USA - FEB 4, 2011
650ml bottle from Dak. Thanks. Pours a deep dark red-brown color with a medium beige head that has good retention. The aroma is strong with piney biter hops. The flavor is robust with citrus, oranges, piney biter hops, resins, walnuts, caramel malts and rye. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. The finish is long dry and biter. Overall: Very tasty hoppy red ale--compares favorably to Green Flash Hop Head Red.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rockcrawler (197) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Pours slightly darker with an increased syrupyness then the original red. Aroma is hoppier and taste is sweety decent ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2010

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ The Pool Tabel Tasting in Rome ].

Clear medium red amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, warm citrus, light grapefruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, malty and hoppy, chocolate malt nottes ! Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101220]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wavers1 (909) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 24, 2010
bottle courtesy of gabrielm, thanks a ton buddy! good stuff, deep red pour with a nice head, nice hop aroma and taste. good bitterness and flavor, super hoppy red ale here! soapy, slightly astringent, but damn good when fresh!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2010
22oz. pours a mahogany red with a thin head. aroma is pine and resiny with a hint of citrus. mouthful is a big hoppy mess in a good way. has a nice touch of cocoa hidden in the finish. what a huge red hoppy bomb. love the goods from this ABQ gem.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttutony (700) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Deep red in the glass. Bold, bright citrus and resin hop aroma. Smooth, well-integrated palate. Great balance. Well done.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 16, 2010
22 oz. bottle from Whole Foods Albuquerque. Pours a sinister dark red, mostly opaque, with a thin off-white head. Aroma is hoppy pine and resin, with hints of dark chocolate, spices, and alcohol. Smells quite decadent. Taste is smooth and succulent, leaning hard toward hops bitterness yet balanced by deep layers of malt sweetness. This brew is strong. It clings to the tongue and provides a long aftertaste of bitterness, complimented by a subtle alcohol burn. Very good for sipping contemplatively. Many characteristics reveal themselves over time in this complex elixir.


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