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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


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2010
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (6486) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 11, 2010
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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tykechandler (33) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 29, 2010
a very yummy, albeit moderately mild, i.p.a. one of my favorite go-to beers, and one of the best new albanian recipes.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Overml01 (225) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2010
On Tap - The Trion! Impressive Beer! Great Malty nose... well balanced with aromas of caramel and dough with a background of citrus hops. Pours a fairly clear amber with a frothy, slightly tan head. Lacing was hard to judge because of the small size of the glass. (The flight paddles that the Trion offers are great to try new beers, but make for a difficult judgement on head at times.) Taste and palate are immediately enjoyable... not overly sweet with a medium-full body and creamy texture. Carbonation was soft, which lent well to the style... finish was not long but faded enjoyably. A very drinkable beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Pours ruby/amber with a tan head. Aroma is citrusy hops and a little bit of caramel. Flavor is nice blend of citrusy and earthy hops, with a nice caramel malt backbone. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Had this on tap last night at new Barley Island, broad ripple location, labeled an Imperial Red. Pours semi-clear reddish/brown. Nose is rye malt and hops. Flavor is clean, crisp, moderately hoppy and dry. Not a bad offering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Draft at Barley Island Broad Ripple. Pours dark red with some brown hues. Nose is big with some toasted and candy notes. Full malt and citrus and pine hop flavor. Full and round, but easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - DEC 20, 2008
not an IPA, considering the label says Imperial Red. Who fucked up here? Anyways, this stuff is pretty good with a very solid hop character on the aroma and the flavor with an almost rye malt charcter (despite the lack of rye malt in the recipe). Good stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Draft sample. Really liked this one. Amber body with a respectable beige head. Malty caramel balanced with citrusy and pine hops. Not really an imperial red but a solid pale ale that is fun to drink. Well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Acknud (1078) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Nice IPA. Definite hops on the nose. Taste is nicely balanced between sweet and bitter. Easily quaffable and could probably hurt you quickly as it is so drinkable!


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