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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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3664) - Everett, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39 (3125) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (1038) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4931) - 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.

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 (3168) - 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 (4467) - 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 (2331) - 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 (3714) - 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 (3879) - 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.


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