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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2377) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3070) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7112) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
streve (95) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4145) - 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 itís too astringent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (2881) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (3908) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Big, fluffy, ivory head on a clear, medium-dark maroon beer. Appearance dings for the twistoff bomber - thatís 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jessebarry17 (2) - New York, USA - AUG 6, 2012 does not count
At first taste off the tap the beer this beer was delicious; however, right now Iím drinking from the growler I had them fill up so thatís what Iím rating it off of. This beer at first smell has an sediment aroma and makes your tounge salivate. Then when you taste it there is a malt kinda IPA palate. It is a little bitter but overall I would recommend this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (4127) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2012
22oz bomber split with Anndiesel. Unfiltered burgundy-red-orange, glowing. Foamy off-white/beige head. Interesting balance of an aroma, from cherry wood amber malt tones to a menthol citrus hop edge. A pretty decent and enjoyable beer, but the choice of hops maybe just doesnít work here...or something. Cooling and tropical essence of the Simcoe hop interacts awkwardly with the big caramel and amber malt tones. You could call this an English Barleywine maybe. Interesting and unique, but not that well executed.

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