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Martin House The Imperial Texan

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This is a heavy-duty 8% 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kidmartinek (3551) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Deep red. White head good lace. Delicious red ale aroma. This is better than hop head red used to be. Nuff said. This is the new hop head Texas red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (1975) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Hazy red-amber with huge frothy off-white head. Aroma of grass, grain, pine, and caramel. Sweet caramel and fruity and malty taste with some mild bitterness. Medium bodied and slightly dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Weezel (174) - Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Burnt sugar and metallic hops from the aroma. Pours a murky copper red with a sweet musty and malty taste. The hops are there for bitterness but not much more. Finish is sweet and long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours a nice rich amber color with off-white head. Caramel malt, roasted malt, some piney hop notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little bite from the hops. Really enjoyable, great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1844) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Can thanks to Rightcross55. Pours mostly clear, dark amber with a big foamy head that fades very slowly and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is pretty dank with tons of pine, red fruit and citrus. Tastes very hoppy up front with a big caramel malt backbone. Big pine and grapefruit taste. Some leafy greens and light fruitiness too. Strong malty finish thatís very dry. Carbonation is high but more of a soft, creamy, foamy type. Adds a nice foamy creaminess which is nice. Medium to thick body. A pretty good double red with nice flavors and aroma. Wish it wasnít so dry though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Modularman (110) - - MAY 16, 2014
Smell of light fruit, appearance is nice red with khaki head, taste of malt and sweet fruit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiveacestx (556) - Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
On tap at the MH brewery - deep rusty red, strong grapefruit peel flavor, medium mouthfeel and a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansermadide (1513) - Kyle, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
Rosy-red orange in color with a thin, bubbly off-white head, this double red has a really nice, easy hop nose thatís soft, green, almost resinous, and piney. I really want to just keep smelling this because itís a challenge thatís both instantly gratifying and also mysterious enough to make you want to dig deeper. The flavor is even more satisfying, as enjoyable as a well-crafted, modestly strong double ale can be. It really tastes just like a double IPA, and what ďredĒ thatís in this is only barely noticeable in the form of an almost burnt sugar flavor. Itís clean, strong of hops in flavor, and thereís a great balance of hop flavor and bitterness in the finish. Iím actually really impressed with this. Itís clean and easy, but strong in flavor. Great job on a world-class ale from Texas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1508) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - APR 12, 2014
Can. Pours ruby with a large ivory head. Pine and grapefruit aroma. Flavor is sharply bitter at first, followed by sweet bread and caramel. Finishes dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericwill99 (44) - Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Poured a nice deep red out of the can. Aromatic, and hoppy enough to be more balanced than I'd expect from a red. I'll enjoy the rest of the 4-pack.

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