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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

   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!

   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.

   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cdeaton (66) - Madison, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Robust Imperial Red with very solid balance. Unique -- would’ve expected it to be more earthy, but plenty hoppy and plenty enough body for me. I love the hybrid yeasts these guys use.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 11, 2008
On tap at New Albanian. Amber pour with a nice tan head. Nose was malty. Flavor was sweet malt, not much hop bite in the finish. I don’t think I’d have classified this as an IPA. The brewer’s label of "Imperial Red Ale" seems more on the mark. Not hoppy enough for an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnurda (1124) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 19, 2008
On Tap at Rich O’s I am a huge fan of hops and carbonation, so this was right up my alley.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/26/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

clear amber, scant beige head, light sweet caramel malt aroma with light floral hops, thin body, hot caramel malt flavor, mostly dry with some earthy hops balancing the alcohol, long bitter finish, the bitterness and the thin body is not a good combo, needs either more body or less betterness,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 4/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Pours cloudy amber with a fully receding off-white head. Aroma of piney dry hopped cascaes, evergreen and grapefruit. Taste is hoppy, piney, and citric with a malt backbone. Mouthfee is full bodied, resinous with lively carbonation. Certainly enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3127) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2007
On tap at Rich O’s Publick House when I stopped on the way to Dark Lord Day. A persistent, tight white head forms easily over this clear, medium dark amber brew. The aroma showcases some flowery hops and supportive malt. Well balanced betweent he malt sweetness and the hop bitterness, with the hop bitterness lingering into the finish. A bit thin, but an easy drinker nevertheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 4, 2007
On tap at Rich O’s Publick House during RBSG Road Trip 2007. Slightly hazy golden brown with a white head. Big nose of malt, citrus and herbal hop. Nutty caramel flavors to go with the aforementioned hops. Certainly not your typical IPA!

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