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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7891) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cnesta (21) - 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 (2) - 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 (857) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2833) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2014
16 oz. can. Pours a medium, we’ll retained, light beige head, with extensive lacing, over a slightly hazy, dark amber (SRM 15) body.......nose is pine, resin, toasted malts, balance to the hops......taste is very slightly sweet to start, with barest hints of toffee/caramel, then strong pine, resin, citrus peel, arrive, finishing with strong hop bitterness, no esters, balance to the hops......moth feel, medium body, sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation adds tingle, and light acid. This is a very hop heavy, dominated, beer balanced back by just enough malts. The hops are not overly complex in either aroma or flavor, but they are very definitely American. BJCPP 7/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (1984) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Refrigerated 16 oz. aluminum can from blutt59, June 28, 2014, in a glass. Dark amber with red hues and big beige head. Aroma is strong caramel malt, medium body, medium/low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel malt, dank hops, herbal hops, and bitter finish. Lots of flavor, alcohol pretty well covered, just not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3625) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1730) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dlihcsnatas (398) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kidmartinek (3741) - 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 (2119) - 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.

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