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Martin House The Imperial Texan

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
This is a heavy-duty 9% abv red ale with a profusion of hop flavor and aroma. This beer is as big and proud as Texas. Because we add almost two pounds of American hops per barrel very late in the beer making process, The Imperial Texan is able to retain a wondrously piney and resinous hop character that perfectly balances its smooth but strong and dry malt backbone. This beer has a sticky presence that puts each sip perfectly on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10658) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2016
Draught at the Flying Saucer, Ft Worth, TX as Martin House Texan (8%). Cloudy reddish brown color with a small off-white head. Sweet resiny hops, sweet caramel malt, moderate bitterness and sugary sweetness in the aroma. The flavor is dark hops, sweetness, strong bitterness. Really dark hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (1192) - Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2016
Pours clear copper with a beige head. Smells piney. Taste is bitter and piney with some sweetness underneath. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and average mouth-carbonation, Martin House The Imperial Texan finishes with a lingering bold bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mysticbrew (117) - - JUL 22, 2015
Pours a nice amber/red with a light tan head. An aroma of spicy hops and malt. A flavor of smokey malt with a toasted and hoppy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkinWell (389) - - JUL 15, 2015
Pours an opaque brown, thick head. Some caramel and brown sugar on the nose. Very malty, almost too much, overpowers the hoppy bitterness. This is a heavy beer, not my favorite but a solid ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (10522) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Can. Pours a cloudy amber with small off white head. The aroma is strong pine and floral. Medium mouth, bitter hop bite, grass, resin finish, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Can at home. Pours a slightly hazy reddish gold with a persistent thin off white head. Aroma is very hoppy - pine, slight citrus, and more pine. Some maltiness also. Flavor follows. Very bitter. Really in the Imperial IPA but with a reddish hue. Nice beer. Sweet sticky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
croober (2) - - APR 5, 2015 does not count
This is the biggest beer I have tasted. The 100 IBU's really linger on the tongue. It's such a full bodied beer that you can sit on one can for an hour. Each mouthful is to be savoured as this is a flavour bomb. Totally divine. This is my favourite beer. And it's very good value for money.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cnesta (40) - grand prairie, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2015
This is a great beer. Pours amber, white head tight bubble. Caramel aroma some fruit hop aroma. Medium body nice carbonation little alcohol warming bitterness lessens as it warms and malt comes forward. Still a hop bitter aftertaste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bougyman (3) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2014 does not count
This thing doesn’t hit as hard as you would expect from a 9.7%, but introduces a ton of flavor as it flows. The finish is distinctly grapefruit but in no way offensive. It’s almost too-drinkable for an ale so strong. Love every sip.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (1140) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2014
16 oz can pours a red color with a nice white head. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit, light spice. Hop heavy but balanced a nice beer.

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