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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Excessive hopping rendered moot a modest plan to brew a seasonal winter warmer, and since the original batch was brewed on Election Day, 2002, Elector continued to make democracy pointless and redefine the Imperial Red category.

English & American malts; Cascade & Galena hops; London yeast. Dry-hopped. O.G. 1072


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Draft. Cloudy, apple cider pour with no head. The nose is light and juicy, noting apple and cherry. The body presents a moderate bitterness and a fresh hop slickness. Juicy mouthfeel is the result of the fresh hops. Slightly buttery malt backbone keeps things together and bring in creamy caramel notes to balance the hops. Good stuff that went great with pizza.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4920) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 21, 2005
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy light brown colored fine to medium sized long lasting bubbles that left behind a softly carbonated transparent copper brown colored body and a good lacing. The aroma was mild with a malt hop red note to it and the mouth feel was initially mild with a tingle that strengthened in the finish. The flavor was smooth in character with a red malt flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Clear dark copper body, beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, light caramel. Soft light-medium body, low carbonation. No clubbing over the head with the bitterness, just straightforward enjoyable. Very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Draft at Rich O’s in New Albany, IN. Small ivory head with excellent lacing, softly carbonated, transparent, and a copper red hue. Malty and hoppy aroma. Flavor was sweet, malty, and hoppy. Smooth, dry mouthfeel. Light-medium bodied IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 16, 2004
Sample at the brewpub. Dark maple...big malty nose...very sweet on the tongue with hints of lactic sourness...mapley and a bit woody...rather too sweet and with just a touch of piney hops towards the end; certainly closer to a restrained English IPA than an over-the-top American one, which I appreciate...but certainly not the best this fine brewer has to offer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2004
The aroma was weak but the appearance was nicer. The big, bubbly head left nice lacing. The taste was one that was very hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (5937) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2004
Draft at Fest: Deep amber with a small frothy head and some lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, plum, grapefruit, (light pine, grassy, and spicy) hops, and earthy yeast esters. The taste starts with a bitter piney and tart grapefruit nature. Chalky and roasty undertone to provide good balance. The feel is crsip and sharp with a light bite upon the finish. A quality brew with good depth, very quaffable. Almost an ESB style in character except for the pine.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2003
(Draught) Pours an amber-cooper color with a medium-sized white head. Has a floral and hoppy aroma. Grapefruit and hops flavors with a nice smooth finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2003
Citrus hops nose with underlying sweet caramel aroma. Had a couple samples and found it to be a nicely balanced, greatly doused with aromatic hops but finishes only slightly bitter. Good job for another of their high gravity specials. These guys are like mad scientists, very cool beers. Over the top on purpose, yet maintains balance and drinkability.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flemdawg (529) - Naples, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2003
BIG Oktoberfest: A very typical IPA, but thats not all bad. Hazy red/orange with a white head. Floral, hops aroma. Citrusy, hops, floral taste and a nice finish.


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