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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Conceived in DC by Peak Representative Tim Adams

King Crimson is an Imperial Red Ale that delivers a royal bounty of luscious, fruity American hops on top of a sturdy, deep red malt backbone. This beer is lavishly dry-hopped with Simcoe©, adding a citrusy and piney flavor and aroma to the toasty, sweet malt notes. This special treat is a very limited release, so enjoy it while you can.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (754) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2014
Deep red, off white head. Nice. Mildly hoppy aroma. Flavor is hops, caramel malt, fruit... boozy and weird. Maybe weird just because I haven’t had an imperial red ale before, so the intensification of this particular flavor is new to me. But it’s weird.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidobutai (231) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2014
Part of a 6-pack sampler at The Yard House. Press cloudy Amber with little head, lacing. Fairly generic citrus but refreshing and smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockeybeerguy (910) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - APR 16, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a deep red yet clear body, two finger white foamy head that lasts for about a minute before dieing, minimal lacing. The smell had some dry Simcoe hops coming through in a toasty piney way, slight citrus noted. The taste had a dry sweetness, malts come through as the beer warms. On the palate, it sat about a medium, slightly sessionable as the ABV is hidden well, piney aftertaste, sticky finish. Carbonation is only slightly felt. Overall, this was great for an Imperial Red Ale, well worthy of coming back to.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike5326 (664) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Poured from a tap. Hazy reddish brown color, they over poured it do I can't determine if there's a head. Slight musky malt aroma. Nice malt and hops character with a nice finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROBC3366 (362) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2014
King Crimson is an Imperial Red Ale that delivers a royal bounty of luscious, fruity American hops on top of a sturdy, deep red malt backbone. This beer is lavishly dry-hopped with Simcoe©, adding a citrusy and piney flavor and aroma to the toasty, sweet malt notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (603) - TURKEY - MAR 5, 2014
Drought. Reddish amber with creamy beige head, hops aroma, slightly bitter hoppy taste, medium carbonation, long finish. Nothing special.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (1765) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Draft at the growler on stone at. NYC. Pours a dark brown color with a reddish tint. Very fruity and flavorful with a nice mouth feel. A little watered down IMO ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (1983) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Pours a hazy brown from the bottle with think off-white head. Aroma is sweet maltiness, caramel and nuts, taste follows, sweeter than the nose. Not bad, but under whelming.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bugsizzy (52) - USA - JUN 22, 2013
I couldn't get into this. The pour from a bottle was promising with a thick frothy head and deep amber color. The beer was drinkable and not bad but not worth a second look for me. The mix of malt and hops were not well balanced for me, producing a predominant flavor profile of bitter with a slightly sour tone and note of alcohol ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (495) - - JUN 13, 2013
Tap. Dark amber appearance. Mixed fruits aroma. Nice hoppy taste with citrus lingering.


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