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RATINGS: 105   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


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
screigh (441) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Pours a brown/red color. Looks a bit like iced tea. No head at all on my pour. Smell is grain and sweet. Tastes a bit tart or sour. Some bitterness in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Finally getting around to rating this since now it’s available in bottles. Pours a deep clear read with a small off white head that fades to a nice film. Aroma is nice blend of English biscuity malts, light caramel, citrus, earthy resinous hops, herbal grassiness, and light pineyness. Taste is sweet malts at first them fades to bitterness and finishes clean and dry. Carbonation is perfect and the finish is clean and not overly long. Overall a really great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogiergrove (120) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Beautiful copper color with a complex bright hop nose. Unexpected combination of resiny bitterness with an almost Belgian fruity Esther quality

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (1319) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Hops throughout. Great aroma to start with a bitter finish. A lingering dryness. Masks the alcohol very well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3876) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Pours reddish brown with a light tan head. The aroma has lots of maltiness that is toasted with a bit of mush. Medium grainy body with gentle sharp carbonation. The taste starts off with rough earthy hops along with toasty nutty malt and some spice. The finish is earthy and resiny. Quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7581) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2010 Sample at Heorot in Muncie, IN. The beer pours a clear brownish-amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark malt, caramel and hops. Medium body with flavors of piney hops and malt plus a touch of citrus. The finish is hoppy up front and settles to a sweet malty aftertaste. Decent Imperial Red overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3524) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2010
tap at Indiana winterfest - Pours amber and has a nice, earthy, hopped aroma. The flavor is of caramel malt with big, citrus accented hops and a bitter finish. It’s medium bodied and very enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1387) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2010
On tap at the 2010 Microfest in St. Louis. Pours a clear reddish-brown with a substantial off white head. Taste is sweet toasted malt, caramel and assertive hoppiness. Very good and well balanced, but not an IPA. An imperial Irish red ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (3826) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2010
Draught at brewpub. Hoppy red ale. Medium body. Very decent flavor. Not heavy.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
misterbeer (311) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2010
on tap at shallos. A dark red clear pour off white head caramel, citrus, sweet creamy taste smooth hop finish .A real nice red ale


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