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RATINGS: 110   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (4450) - Arizona, 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3895) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2003) - 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, I’ll keep this in mind the next time I’m in Indiana!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
queenholly (3372) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (8762) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2011
On tap at Yogi’s, Bloomington. May be officially a winter seasonal but this was fresh and floral as could be when I had it. Bright gleaming red pour with a dark heart and a thick fluffy head, sticky lacing everywhere. Strong sharp hops and caramel malts in the nose, with abundant floral notes. Mouthfeel is luxuriant, with a bit more of a bite than you’d expect at 7.5%. Flavors tended to be maltier than the nose would suggest, but it was a well balanced and very drinkable ASA in the same region as Arrogant Bastard (with a bit of a Hoosier mellow).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4513) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 14, 2011
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours deep ruby with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, some dough and nuts, and strong bitter hops. Flavor the same, with a nice hop finish. Average texture. A pretty good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Tasted on 6/21/11 from a 22oz bomber bottle purchased at Delock’s. Pours a fiery red with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to thick, rocky lace, and leaves a ton of residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is bitter resin, citrus, slightly herbal, and floral hops with a sweet caramel and bread malt backbone. The flavor is slightly sweet (not as sweet as I was expecting given the nose) caramel and bread malt up front, moving to the more bitter resin, citrus, and herbal hops. The body is medium and oily with average carbonation and a long resin, citrus, and herbal hops bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2011
22oz bottle into a pint glass. This beer pours red with a thick light tan head. The beer says it uses English yeast, but it smells like Belgian yeast, sweet. There are definite malty notes. Taste is sweet and still Belgian like, with hops on the back end. Not too complex, pretty one dimensional, but not bad overall.

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