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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
On tap at BTBF. Pours with a very lightly hazed amber hued body with a lasting off-white head. Aromas are of grassy and resin hop flavors with tangerine and light caramel. Relatively clean ester wise. Flavors are sweet, caramel, grassy and tangerine. Not my favorite combination (sweet crystal malt + hops), but its not bad for the style. High carbonation.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3381) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014
16 oz. can from my Secret Santa. Thanks man!. Pours a rich red color with a medium off white head. Big pine and citrus aroma. Mild caramel and red malt sweetness. Flavor is bitter, hop forward, with a sweet caramel malt background. Somewhat sticky palate, full bodied, above average carbonation. Finishes with a lingering bitterness. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1716) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Can. Pours cloudy orange/brown, with a white head. Aroma is pine, caramel, malt, and citrus. Flavor is caramel, pine, malt, and alcohol. Medium body. Fairly long, somewhat bitter finish. An unexpected good one here.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dlihcsnatas (294) - Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Dark amber/red brew that smells of pine and toasted malt. Taste is thick with pine with only a small amount of the malt flavor coming through. Almost an IPA with all the hops this one is packing. Very good brew and a decent ABV to at least sorta justify the higher cost. Would love to make this one of my regulars but the sticker shock makes me stay with more affordable brews wtih about the same hop kick and high ABV. Well and then there is the CAN thing again. For the price would like to have seen bottles.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kidmartinek (3654) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2003) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Weezel (195) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1390) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1973) - 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 that’s 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 wasn’t so dry though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Modularman (129) - - MAY 16, 2014
Smell of light fruit, appearance is nice red with khaki head, taste of malt and sweet fruit

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiveacestx (595) - Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
On tap at the MH brewery - deep rusty red, strong grapefruit peel flavor, medium mouthfeel and a dry finish.


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