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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
radarsock (1143) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2013
Had sampled at Ale House. Couldn’t bring myself to buy a full pour. I’m not sorry. I’d have to cough up $8 for this shit. Has the complexion of a clear amber; trim off-white ring. Peanut brittle, honey, agave syrup, and caramel detected on the nose and in the mouth. Too artificially sweet, without too many hops, and the hops that were in this thing tasted of onions and herbs. Obviously not the most balanced of flavors. Smells certainly smokier than it actually was.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 1/29/13

Aroma: The nose is hoppy and resiny, with caramel, toast, some earth, and some orange/grapefruit
Appearance: Pours an unclear dark reddish color with a beige head and some sticky lacework
Flavor: The taste is sweet and malty, with plenty of lasting hop bitterness on the finish
Palate: The body is medium-plus, it is sticky and chewy, a little astringent, with a dry finish
Overall Impression: I thought this was a pretty solid one. The flavor doesn’t quite live up to the really nice promise of the nose, but it is still a good beer. This is the most interesting thing I’ve tried from Peak Organic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Serving: bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a deep red color with a dense, light tan head. Nice head retention. The nose is slightly resinous with some sweet malt notes. The flavor seems well balanced between the malt and hops. Caramel, pine, and slight citrus notes. Medium to full bodied with a medium finish. Fairly solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (8686) - Plymouth, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thisis12ptfont (1018) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - 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 (2490) - 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 (4219) - Snohomish, 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 (11798) - , 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 (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.

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