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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (7123) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (1121) - 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 Iíve tried

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2012
This pours a darker gold and cloudy with a HUGE head. Nice floral aroma and a sweet, almost citrusy taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - APR 7, 2012
Draft. Clear amber pour with a thin off white top. Scent is caramel and hops. Taste is citrus and bread.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (1295) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Pours a copper-orange-red with a thinner khaki head that clings a bit. Well stirred or poured aggressively, it produces about a couple fingers or so of soft, tight bubbles. Leaves a solid wall of lace after a while: nice! Nose is fragrant floral and refreshing: somewhat herbal, slight resin, with a slight hint of perfume. Taste is fairly sweet and pretty bitter. Palate is lighter, softer carbonation, somewhat grainy, and tea-like bitterness on the end. Style lines are certainly blurred: part IPA, part amber, part Irish red. Itís a pretty easy drinker and well enough balanced. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5899) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Reddish with a nice tan head and cool lacing. A hoppy nose is tart. But the flavorvis more malty and fruitier. It is lightly hopped with fruit and bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PaperKnife (82) - - FEB 10, 2012
Draft. Rich Oís. Dark amber with a thin tan head. Sweet malty and citrusy aroma. Dry, citrus, big caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Serving: 22 oz. bottle via trade. It pours a deep amber color with a small but thick off white head. The nose has some biscuit and malt notes with a light bit of resin from the hop side. The flavor is a little on the flat side with some toasted malt and resin. This one didnít do much for me. Itís not bad per se, just not very inspiring either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Thanks to drfabulous for this one as a bonus. Pours a deep copper with a tan head. Nose is deep malt, toffee, and hints of booze with some dark fruit. Flavor is similar, but hops and yeast dominate while malt takes a bit of a back seat. A bit lighter in body and somewhat dry in the finish. Smells malty and tastes hoppy. Interesting, but I like it a bit maltier.

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