502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - DEC 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Acknud (1078) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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!
cdeaton (66) - Madison, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
mnurda (1124) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at Rich O’s I am a huge fan of hops and carbonation, so this was right up my alley.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
SpringsLicker (3127) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!