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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (11872) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Draft at the source. Cloudy golden amber color, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of slightly medicinal and spiced caramel. Taste is herbal brown bread.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5143) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Deep red, and a big frothy head. Bonus appearance point for the cool label. Lots of caramel and toffee in the aroma. Lots of caramel and toffee in the flavor, as well. I get some woody, hoppy flavors in the finish. Thanks to queenholly for the trade!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2017) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Clear medium amber with a small rocky ivory head and drapes of lace. Taste is bittersweet caramel malt that expands through the palate and moves to a satisfying light bitter at the finish. A little heavy, but very drinkable. Trcommended.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fauxpunker (76) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Growler. Smells hoppy but has strong Belgian influences. A bit dry. Citrus notes noticeable with the sweetness. A bit different from what I’m used to, but not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3662) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bomber: Murky wood brown, with a thin tan cap. Scent is caramel, spice, boozy. Malty caramel, resin-type bitter flavour.... Rather high alcohol presence for just 7.5%. Not exactly a smooth one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7403) - Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Defnitely a full-on red ale. Big malt notes combine with an interesting hop bill that isn’t too harsh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3881) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Aroma is caramel/bready malts and some sweetness. The flavor is piney/citrus hops, malts, some funk and a long and very bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5452) - Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Draft to taster. Looks decent; a transparent copperish brown with off-white lacing. Smells good; a nice balance of hops and malt. Tastes solid; like it smells with a bitter hop profile. Average on the palate. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (924) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Bomber pours a clear mahogony color with a fair and lasting khaki head full of tiny bubbles. Smells of floral hops and caramel. Aroma is pretty much the same. Taste is on the sweet side with only a slighlly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is between creamy and sticky. This is a good red ale but not as outrageous as several others I’ve tried

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Not a bad red ale or a bad IPA, but not the best combination of both. I expected a bit more of a hop assault. The pine and resin finish of the hops was downplayed, a bit too much in my opinion, by the malty red character of this beer. Still, not bad.


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