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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (2321) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 5, 2014
Drought. Reddish amber with creamy beige head, hops aroma, slightly bitter hoppy taste, medium carbonation, long finish. Nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2595) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (4115) - Marietta, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bugsizzy (67) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Tap. Dark amber appearance. Mixed fruits aroma. Nice hoppy taste with citrus lingering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5147) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Tap. Pours brown with ruby highlights and creamy, beige head. Aroma is caramel and cookie malts, spicy and floral hops, light toast, plums, and dates. Flavor is dry, bready malts, dark fruit esters, earthy hop bitterness, and some caramel sweetness; dry, bitter finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (4810) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Draft. Pours cloudy red brown with a thin tan head. Thick smooth body and low carbonation. Malty and syrupy. Strong alcohol flavor. Bitter hop taste, slightly sweet. Smells like raisins and malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
szinck1 (25) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2013
From the tap (Ale House). Glass had a thick head that left good lacing; a reddish color pour. Minor hop aroma, grassy if anything. Sweet malt initial impression, but with a bitter aftertaste with a hint of alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ken1 (1781) - DENMARK - APR 20, 2013
A nice fruity bitterness with a warm sweetness. Reddish brown in color with a light brown head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (3123) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 16, 2013
From the foil-topped 22 fl. oz. bottle. The pour is reddish brown with a decent tan head that lasts. The aroma is full of vibrant floral hops and berry-like sweetness from the malts. The body is medium and a tad acidic. The taste has a solid lingering bitterness akin to an IPA but with a sweeter kick.

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