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RATINGS: 104   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NachlamSie (2646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Pours a lighter amber shade with a small white head. The aroma is biscuity with a strong, juicy pineapple/floral aspect. This doesnít seem to be bitter or sharp in the nose, just citrusy. The flavor is bready and biscuity with full, rich bright notes.. . almost minty. This is a maltier IPA, but thatís not to say the hop character isnít big or really enjoyable. I really like this as far as less aggressive IPAís go. The balance and brightness is really good.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2007
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this growler... Appears a semi-transparent amber with a small white collar and scattered spots of lacing that are left around the glass. Tiny streams of CO2 slowly rise to the top. Smell is of honeysuckle, yeast, nuttiness, fruit, tea leaves, and freshly baked cake. Taste is of the mentioned aroma with the yeast being the standout in this one. In fact, there is some hearty yeast sediment left at the bottom of the growler and even some left in suspension. Mouthfeel is medium/full bodied, fruity up front with medium bitterness hanging on till the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2007
Growler acquired in trade with Sephiroth (thanks!). Poured a medium amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, green leaf hopiness, fruity and some caramel. I got some ice tea in there as well. Tastes were fruity with caramel, and some citrus. Light on the hopdog bitterness scale. Thinner body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 5, 2007
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this growler. Pours a lightly hazy amber with a small off white head. Aroma was fruity, candy sweetness, some citrus.Flavor of yeast, some pine, caramel, earthy and some light bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Draft from Sportstime Pizza. Filtered and honey amber hued. Layer of off-white head. Bright and crisp. Total floral soapy hop flavors. Total hop bomb. Citrus notes. Dry yet sweet palate. Spicy with a rolling hop profile.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Pours a dark amber with a clingy, creamy head. Strong hop qualities with a good malt body. Lightly floral, but not over bearing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10074) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Draft at brewpub. Poured dark brown with an average fizzy white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate toasted bread malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium balanced sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oycpff (93) - USA - APR 27, 2006
Draft - pours bright amber with light head. has a mild wood like aroma with hints of hops. Is a bit similar to croupier sans lots of hops

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Draught. Pours bright reddish copper with thin whitish head. The aroma is biscuits and mild hops. The flavor is biscuit, ambient bitterness, some cedar, and a sweet finish. Interesting concept.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Draft. Poured and amber/brown with little head. Nice citrus tones in the nose. The flavor is a good balance of hops with a touch of malt to even things out. Not overly hoppy, but nice and refreshing.


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