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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (6829) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bomber. Murky amber pour with a huge foamy beige head. Caramel malt and lots of hops - a little rough on the finish. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thisis12ptfont (858) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Faint aromas of herbs, banana and hops. Deep crimson/amber in color with a moderately thin foam. Fairly bland flavors of melted caramel, candied sugar and some very sweet molasses. Overall, this seems a little unbalanced and overly sweet. I’m not too big a fan on this one. I’d give this a C- rating.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2012
22oz bottle-tight foamy lt tan-copper/amber. A-sweet resin/orange, caramel-med malt. Sweet resin/earthy hops, caramel-med malt. Carbonation not quite there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2420) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Pours a three finger cream head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Cloudy brown/red color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Earthy hop nose. Flavor is piney hops almost balanced with sweet malts, lingering bitter aftertaste. Higher ABV is hidden. $5.99 for a 22oz bottle from Market Basket Concord, NH.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3760) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours a fairly dark brown with a moderate off-white head. Nose is very malty, with just a hint of caramel in there. Taste is a little bitter, but awfully malty. Just OK, IMHO.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8774) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle shared by John. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose of nectarine, pine/resin, caramel malt and sea salt. Taste is mostly caramel and resin/pine. Finishes slightly abrasive resin. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
streve (105) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2012
22oz bottle. Pour is a big bold reddish color with 2 fingers of a thick foamy tan head. The aroma is malty and hoppy with pine and citrus notes. Mouth follows suit with a some caramel thrown in. This has a big bitter finish. I was hoping this would compare to Nugget Nectar...but its not that bad.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4253) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2012
The aroma is very hoppy with pine and citrus hops. The malt is almost syrupy. The appearance is deep amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma with a papery bitter finish. The palate is average. Overall a decent beer but it’s too astringent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (2988) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2012
this is a strong beer with a massive bite at the end. the hops are very straight forward. it brings the flavors of strong malts with slight nuttiness and massive piny hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4313) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Big, fluffy, ivory head on a clear, medium-dark maroon beer. Appearance dings for the twistoff bomber - that’s just like flipping a bird at homebrewers everywhere. Pedestrian label, foil top. Diacetyl dominates the otherwise tangy, tannic APA aroma. Sometimes it was a bit perfumy. Frooty beer. Plum/sloe, sweet, citrus gel flavors of tea, wood and orange peel. Prominent tangerine notes in the finish. Medium body, brothy mouthfeel with a citrus pith bitterness at the end. New Leaf Market.


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