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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9440) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2012
A reddish copper ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a smooth caramel malt with pungent floral hops, light sulfur notes, not bad. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt with piney hops, grass and clovers, nice and smooth. Tasted at Raquette River Beer and Wine Fest, July 13 2012.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Draft. Ruby beer with a light tan head. Rich malt and light grapefruit aroma with light summer fruit. Malt and light toffee flavor with grapefruit and pine. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine linger with light cocoa and toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 9, 2012
22oz Bottle, purchased at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. Malty, aged barleywine aroma. Flavors are about the same, with a thin, dry, clean mineral and seed flavor. I think I got duped by Wakefield Liquors here. This is not fresh. I should have known better. The beer is not overly oxidized, but the hops are definitely faded. When did this come out? If I can take a moment to see past the age, I can see this as a decent hoppy Red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Clear red pour with creamy tan head. Slightly resiny and roasted malt nose. medium bodied, resiny hops and roasty red malts...but its definte got that a a buttery taste to it ..Lingering bitter finish. Seems like a decent imperial red but something seemed off with my bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6022) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours reddish copper with a rich beige head and a smoky toffee aroma. There is a raspy red malt flavor with a sweet and sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1688) - California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Big time sweet malts here. Really well crafted. Smooth and crisp on the pallet. Hops are subtle and clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Clear copper pour. Butter butter and more butter. Some toffee, Carmel and diacetyl

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcos (1447) - Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on May 10th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a dark brownish red.
Aroma: Aroma is malty.
Taste: Medium bitterness, then a ton of sweetness that is too much.
Palate:Medium body.

Summary: I like the intentions but this just finishes way too sweet for me, and I love this style so I was disappointed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2012
For me, this went too far towards the malt bias. I like my big reds to have a hoppy character, and this one was very thick, even syrupy, with malt. Pours dark red, the name is very accurate, with white head. Thick toasty, creamy flavor and the hops can’t quite escape from under it. Finishes heavy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
obguthr (3451) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2012
Oak, butter, cherries, and orange peel aroma. Clear ruby, thin yellow head, good lacing. Sweet cherry flavor initially, faint amount of diacetyl. Woody orange peel finish. Alcohol noticeable. Not awful, despite the presence of diacetyl.

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