ACHops (1376) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours slightly cloudy light amber. Aroma is piney hops and malt. Taste is dark caramel malts, piney hops, and plenty of alcohol. I love the slogan of this beer. Big. Red. Sticky. That really says it all. On tap the hops seem a bit muted vs. canned versions of this I’ve had. Either way, pretty much what an imperial red should be. If you’re shopping cans, this is probably the best you can do.
Turboninja (548) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong balanced taste with bold malts, bourbon and fruits. Medium/strong body with medium/light carbonation. Alcohol comes bit trough. Overall, great product with nothing to add, perhaps some distinctive character. 8 3 9 4 17.
Davros (2831) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a large head.
Nose shows resinous and floral hops along with heavy clean malt.
Flavours include resinous hops, pine, booze and heavy syrupy malt.
Andrew196 (1475) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can to glass- would have given more on appearance if possible...a vibrant reddish-copper amber with a cookie colored, 2 finger head that lasts. Spotty lace. Aroma is earthy and hoppy, celery and citrus. Balance carries over well to the tongue.. Nothing really pops in the taste but a lot is there for the taking. Earthiness, pineapple, sweet bready malts. Caramel, dark cherry and a hoppy shell towards the end.... Complex yet fresh. Well masked ABV.... Very well done, the best I’ve had from the brewery.
Beerhammaren (1691) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
.355l can @Explosive. Pours clear reddish copper with medium head. Aroma is dark malts, bread, caramel, syrup notes, dark fruits, citrus fruits. Flavor is mostly same with hoppy finish.
rosenbergh (10673) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Oskar Blues Home Made Liquid and Solids, Longmont, CO.
Clear red color with a small off-white head.
Mild sweet malty and hoppy aroma.
The flavor is dry hops, moderate bitterness and sweetish malt.
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hershiser2 (2179) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Sedona poured into a glass. Pours red with a nice head. Aroma is citrus hops, pineapple, caramel. Taste is citrus peel, orange bits, some caramel. Quite tasty.
PugUglyBrewer (191) - - OCT 6, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12 oz can dated for January 2016. Looks incredible in the glass with a slick Amber color with a thick creamy off white head that LASTS. The aromas are toast, sweet caramel, trace of pineapple and pine. In the taste I get smooth sweet caramel, toast and tropical hops that finish pine dry.
ANZUShophunter (283) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From can in IPA glass. Pours copperish red with beautifully dense two-finger head (not unlike the photo). Dank hop aroma with a bit of ethanol and rich taste as malt sweetness is slowly replaced with hop bitterness in the finish. Excellente.
StevieT (1627) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a can. This thing is a hop slap in the mouth with pine, grass and citrus flavours and a thick resinous finish. Pretty good stuff and dangerously drinkable for such a big ABV.
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Can from Beer Cartel 200916. Just the thought of an Imperial Red IPA is enough to make you rip into this beer but at 8.7% ABV it is best to tread carefully. Looks like a hybrid red ale and IPA with a full head of thick looking foam and a russett copper colour that invites you in. The aroma is all malt, sweet caramel and toffee and the flavour is even more malt with vanilla, toffee and again that caramel. This beer is dangerously drinkable and I think that it would creep up on you and bite you if you didn’t give it the respect that it deserves. Smooth, sweet malty finish and leaves a nice trail of tan lacing snaking its’ way from the top of the glass to the bottom. Great beer.