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RATINGS: 88   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 26, 2012
draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. deeper caramel colored pour. sweet malts, caramel malts, citrusy hops, light butterscotch. flavor is rather sweet, somewhat boozy, buttery, citrusy hops. slightly unbalanced. OK

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10348) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bomber from the Folsom Whole Foods. Pours dark ruddy copper/amber with a creamy beige head. Which did a very slight ring lace eventually. Aromas of mixed citrus/floral/pine hop over a pretty roasted malt backbone. Full bodied. Flavor is a bit indecipherable, it’s almost like chocolate and pine. With some moderately darkish fruits. Somewhat challenging. But it’s hoppy as heck, has lots of structure, and makes my mouth writhe in ecstasy. Sorta kinda. It finishes bitter and arguably dry. Also arguably not dry. This is a beer which has been so gifted with ingredients that it cannot fail to be brilliant.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2012
Nutty caramel aromas. Slight citrus, pine and caramel flavors. Overall a decent red ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - APR 10, 2012
Unique sour (in a good way) taste. Deep copper red with a thin head. Nice hops. Definitely a sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rob6239 (580) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 Pours beautiful deep red with off white head. Initial aroma is hoppy and also made me think of pekoe tea. Taste is both bitter and sweet in waves. Re-rated after having from bottle. On tap was much better. Didn’t get any of the on-tap aroma from the bottle pour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2012
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear ruby color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and piney hops with toffee malts. The taste is toffee malts, earthy notes, caramel, citrus and pine hops. Medium bodied, slight astringent in the finish. Decent

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2012
Bottle. Gorgeous garnet in color with a tall, fluffy beige head. Aroma is lovely Simcoe hoppy notes, citrus, spicy hoppiness, caramel, and sweet malt. Taste is spicy hops, citrus zest, light pine, caramel, chewy malt and bready notes. Body is rich and medium-full with a full, creamy carbonation. Finishes with a blast of spicy hops, pine and citrus oils along with chewy caramel, bready malts and soft grains. Damn tasty beer and a nice surprise!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJestersBeer (1932) - SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2012
650ml bottle. Medium tawny, brown head. Very hoppy and fruity aromas, malt, caranel, spruce, pine resin, mangoes. Off-dry, full bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2. Hoppy, spicy taste, fruity, caramel, pine resin, grapefruit, complex. (2012-03-05)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: May 24, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque dark red, creamy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: dry caramel aroma, citrus hops, earthy
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich malt flavor, plenty of earthyness, touch of sweetness, light spicyness, lingering bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2351) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Nice name here. Sample from bomber at Charlotte O-fest. A fruity sweet caramel drink. Pours a dark red color, nice. A little bit of a citrus hop finish. Deep dark body and long lasting.


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