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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   IBU: 71   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3960) - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4659) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Strong marigold, pencil shaving, and pine needle nose. Cloudy rust, thin yellow head. Intense marigold and pencil shavings, overripe orange underneath and toward the end. Full body, moderate carbonation, boozy. Hop forward and strong, not as malty or balanced as I hoped.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (7079) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2015
12 oz. bottle at home. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have big citrus , caramel, brown sugar, some resin, a bit boozy and the flavors don’t play all that well together, just ok.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7840) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2015
355 ml bottle.
Pours dark amber color with a small head. Sweetish apricot and orange on the nose, resinous hops, pine, mild caramel notes, faint bread and subtle alcohol. Bitter malts and sweet ripe fruits on the flavor, lots of resinous hops, mild berry-like residue on the background. Full-bodied, kind of aggressive and still quite balanced. Very good.
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (3100) - FINLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Draught. Hazy darker brown, small off-white head. Ripe sweet garden fruits, brown syrup and wild strawberry sweetness in aroma, light vinous notes too. Quite soft mouthfeel. Sweet boozy malty notes, hints of slightly burnt fudge and dried dark fruityness in taste. Easy on the bitters here. Not much of the quite high abv either is detectable and thus the drinkability is scaringly easy here, and as it isn’t too cloying either it gets a quite good score.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (2274) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Draught at Kitty's. Dark red color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, caramel, resin, hops, mango and a bit of pine. Bitter finish with citrus, caramel, resin and hops. Good imperial ale, a bit too sweet maybe.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (4425) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2015
Draught @Cosmic comic Cafe, Turku. Mahogany color, thick off white head. Caramel, sweet bready, minerals. Awesome aroma, dried fruits here as well. Flavor has caramel, toffee, dark fruits, hops. Sweet with plums in finish. Alcohol slightly pushing through, gently. Well hopped, balanced brew. Great stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2015

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Mission Carrack Imperial Red Ale ].
Clear medium red amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, sweet malt, caramel, dried fruit, light to moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, warm citrus, alcohol, peppery notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dried fruit, caramel, sugary, alcohol, sweet malt, peppery notes. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20150117]

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbaaron (1708) - Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2015
56/34/56/23/12 Draft. unclear, muddy amber. Creamy off white head. Very alcoholic. Kinda fruity. Did not really care for this.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kavu (2999) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2015
1/4 pint on tap @ One Pint Pub. Pours hazy amber with a thick off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts and alcohol. Flavor is sweet, creamy malts, some fruits, alcohol and plenty of hops. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2444) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of bread, cereal and roasted, Light herbs forthe hops, moderate dough for the yeast, with notes of date, dried cherry and faint hints of brown sugar and some spice. Head is average size, creamy, light tan, with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is hazy, medium red/brown. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, oily with a lively carbonation and finishes moderately to heavily alcoholic. This American Strong Ale is pretty strong in flavor and on the palate up front, but smooth on the end.


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