Block (2152) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hops throughout. Great aroma to start with a bitter finish. A lingering dryness. Masks the alcohol very well.
vyvvy (5467) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Dogbrick (11048) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
wxman (1713) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
drfabulous (6182) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at brewpub. Hoppy red ale. Medium body. Very decent flavor. Not heavy.
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap - Sweet red licorice aroma with a pine hop back. Flavor is very sweet caramel malt with a bitter hop finish. Palate is syrupy and sticky. Not offensive but too sweet for me.
deyholla (9815) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from the tap at the 2010 Indiana Winterfest. Poured a clear amber brown with a yellowish brown head. Aroma was full of citrus and spruce hops. Flavor was a bit more subdued with some malt coming into the profile with citrus hops at the beginning and pine hops at the finish.
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a very yummy, albeit moderately mild, i.p.a. one of my favorite go-to beers, and one of the best new albanian recipes.