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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Belgian-style Imperial Red IPA

P4 = fourth planet from The *Midnight* Sun

Named after the Roman god of war, MARS radiates red color and brilliant beauty yet enrages the taste buds with wrathful force. This Imperial IPA seizes its intense bitterness from an immense amount of hops. Belgian yeast retaliates, adding complexity and character.

LOGISTICS LOG: Designed to represent the Red Planet--a Red Imperial India Pale Ale--using wrathful American hops and Belgian yeast. primary fermentation and aging occurred in stainless steel. Controlled conditioning achieved during secondary fermentation in bottle and cask. no other data available at this time.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6055) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2012
22. Thanks j! Pours a crystal clear medium amber with a creamy tan head. Big toffee and sweet cream nose, very little hop presence left after four years. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Toasty caramel mid palate with sweet cream and iced tea. Big dry iced tea finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3536) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle: Poured a orangish brown with a huge off white to beige head. Aroma is super hoppy and some dough. Taste is a gritty hops with some malts. How the hell can they last for this long, I expected some mellowing.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1475) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2012
bottle thanks shig!!!! pour is red with lots of carbonation had to pour this one slowww. aroma is a face full of hops! a little spice and yeast thrown in. taste is extremly hoppy for being from 2008. also has some lemon and orange taste. finish is a little abbrasive

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2012
22oz bottle-shared by jtc-pours dark amber with a tight tan head. Aroma is sweet medium malt, pine. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, pine hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2012
Bottle shared with Jcwattsrugger. Pours dark reddish brown with off white head. Nose/taste of dried red fruits, dried dark fruits, toffee and caramel. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Pours a reddish color with an off-white head. Stale hops on the aroma with some grass and citrus notes. A bit of sweet toffee and bready malt, maybe some toast. Citrus hops, citrus peel, and maybe some grass and pine. Sweet toffee, bready malt, and a hint of caramel. Just sort of an old hoppy beer. Meh. Medium body and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2010
Bottle at the Funky 6. Pours hazy amber with a medium, off-white head. Hoppy aroma with grapefruit and resin, along with some caramel and bread malts. Nice and sweet with caramel malt character, followed by strong, citrus bitterness. Medium to full in body with average carbonation. Finishes bitter with more grapefruit and some pleasing alcohol warmth. Very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10404) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Bottle shared at local BA gathering. Poured clear reddish brown color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex hop and yeast with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium to heavy oily bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Bottle from MaltOMeal at the August Hosuton tasting. Thanks, Bill!
Pours a curious amber with an aroma of biting grapefruit pine. Flavor is a nice, dry, mouthpuckering grapefruit. Leaves a lingering film on the tongue. For some reason, I didn’t find the color indicitive of the taste. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4920) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 12, 2009
This bottled brew from JSquire at a rating party poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were and left behind a hazy with floating yeast chunks copper brown colored body and a very good lacing. The complex aroma was malt hop. The mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of mild hops and Irish red malt. Delicious and one I would certainly enjoy having again.


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