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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


3.2
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (2960) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (4347) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2103) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Boring beer. The term "excessive hopping" is not what I would call this beer. Almost reminds me of an english bitter with more booze. Hops are muted and sprucy and the malts are sweet and nutty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (3372) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 10, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 Red ale, yum red ale. No real hops, some malts. Those same red malts that kinda suck. Yea those. You know

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Draft at NA, pours a copper with white head. Nose of red fruit, juicy hop notes, and bubblegum. Flavors of caramel, juicy fruity hop notes, and brown sugar. An easy drinking hoppy red ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1906) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Bottle thanks to StFun! Very dark amber pour, tons of frothy carbonation and a spicy malty nose. Flavor has a nice malty backbone, more black pepper/spicy hops, herbs and finished a littly hoppy and thin on the body. Another good suggestion Josh, Iíll keep this in mind the next time Iím in Indiana!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
queenholly (2617) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2011
On tap at brewery. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Clear copper, off white head, nice lacing. Smooth malt, spice, light hop flavor. Yummy!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (6984) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Tap at brewery. Sweet creamy toffee malt aroma with a hint of hops. Clear amber color with small head and nice lacing. Sweet light cherry malt and moderate bitter orange peel finish. Excellent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2011
22oz bottle from sefus12, thanks Beau! Pours a cloudy, deep red-brown colored body with a two finger-width, dense and foamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is fairly floral, citrusy, and hoppy with a light spruce. A light caramel malt alongside the floral citruses with a touch of bread. Flavor is citrusy and slightly sweet up front with a good amount of florals before a light bready caramel and some toasted grains come in. Leafy and piney hops come out towards the end and grow into a moderately bitter, grainy, dry finish. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent imperial red. Well hopped with a light caramel, toasted bread maltiness. Pretty citrusy with a nice mix of florals and pines/leafy hops. Not bad.


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