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Mission Carrack Imperial Red Ale

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   IBU: 71   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Imperial Red Ale Brewed with a plethora of crystal and rye malts and a touch of brown sugar to bring out the layers of malt complexity. A healthy dose of kettle hops followed by dry hopping with Summit and Cascade.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (1609) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
"This is the type of beer that would have blown me away with itís deep maltiness offset by bitter hops about 10-12 years ago. The brewing world has surpassed this, so itís no longer as epic. Not as hoppy as expected, but I dug the malts. Rich toffee and bitter pine, with some spice. Covers the abv pretty well. Slightly nutty on the nose and finish."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Christina and Brendan at Brewsters, thanks! Hazy reddish amber color, fluffy white head. Aroma of pine and caramel. Taste is boozy and sweet caramel. Light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (339) - - JUL 27, 2014
deep red color; sweet malt,barleywine-like aroma; sweet malt flavor with piney hops and alcohol notes; like a hoppy barleywine

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
12 oz bottle from Country Club Liqours. Clear amber with a slight green tinge. Head is greenish beige that lasts and laces heavily. Nose is caramel, bubblegum, and citrus. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter with a light alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3570) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2014
bottle - Pours amber with a light tan head. It smells of hops with citrus and resin characteristics. The flavor adds caramel malt to fairly high bitterness of the citrus and resinous hops. I quite enjoyed this full bodied brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2152) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Another genre crossing beer. Lots of hops, in both aroma and taste. Amber/reddish body, light head, sharp hops bite, some malt. High abv hides well in the mix

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3760) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
18th March 2014: on-tap, Hopping Pig, San Diego. Pours a dark terracotta red with a light cream coloured head. Nose is a blend of citrus notes and malty molasses (caramel and toffee mostly). The taste is also a good blend of the aforementioned smells, it has a fine citrus bite which sits on a bed of malty sweetness and the combination works well, with the alcohol just about showing through the flavours. I liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RABinCO (1285) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Bomber into a glass. Pours a deep ruddy amber, off-white head. Aroma is pleasant. Grass, caramel, a bit of cereal, citrus, a bit of booze. Taste is..well..this bottle was obviously a bit skunked. But before the skunk hits itís all right. Definitely hugely bitter, a bit of booze burn, intense citrus, but also a lot of citrus. The kind of mess you would expect from an "Imperial Red IPA."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thisis12ptfont (838) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Aroma of toffee, spicy rye, slight woodiness, malted caramel, earthy hops and malted barley. Appears crimson red with a faint foam rim and nice alcohol legs. Taste is earthy hops with a good amount of spice upfront followed by notes of herbs, cracked pepper, caramel, slight buttery biscuit malt, and a touch of molasses. Overall, for an imperial red, itís a bit light bodied and bland but itís not bad. Just wish there was a bit more body to it. B- rating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Tap sample. Poured hazy copper with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex hop and toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

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