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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (7553) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Tap at brewery. Sweet creamy toffee malt aroma with a hint of hops. Clear amber color with small head and nice lacing. Sweet light cherry malt and moderate bitter orange peel finish. Excellent.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrianPetrie (8) - Pelham, USA - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
I am an ale enthusiast. You cannot taste any alcohol sweetness at all. Malty offering with complexity and depth. An absolute treat!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyW68 (1056) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Beuatiful red red red brown pour with biege head. Carmalized citrus aroma. Taste follows with s bitter bite and some hops.

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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2003 Draft Only: Quite red appearance with cream colored head. Nicely hopped. Sweetens slightly as you go. Very nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2003
UPDATED: APR 10, 2004 Draft: As the previous rater noted,very red appearance.Nice creamy,white head.Decent lace and retention.Hoppy aroma.Grassy,earthy,citrus hop smells.Mouthfeel is soft but quite bitter.Flavor is mainly hoppy at first(not served cold)but later gains some sweet/earthy maltiness.Easy drinker and nicely strong and hoppy. CASK: Tastes like grapefruit,covered with caramel. Damn tasty!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2007
clear copper with a nice fluffy white head. great lacing that leaves a sheet all the way down the glass. peach caramel aroma with some green citrus hops and a hint of cat piss. bitter sweet caramel bitter orange flavor. bitter orange finish with some light salty notes. medium full body with moderate carbonation. well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
queenholly (2919) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2011
On tap at brewery. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Clear copper, off white head, nice lacing. Smooth malt, spice, light hop flavor. Yummy!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Finally getting around to rating this since now it’s available in bottles. Pours a deep clear read with a small off white head that fades to a nice film. Aroma is nice blend of English biscuity malts, light caramel, citrus, earthy resinous hops, herbal grassiness, and light pineyness. Taste is sweet malts at first them fades to bitterness and finishes clean and dry. Carbonation is perfect and the finish is clean and not overly long. Overall a really great beer.


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