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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rob6239 (676) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (10866) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5638) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJestersBeer (2279) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2970) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (6410) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - Liquor Loft - 22 oz bomber. Pours a slightly murky dark orange with a sticky off white head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing. Aroma is overly sweet and full of crystal malt stickiness, some piney notes redeem it somewhat. Flavor is syrupy sweet with plenty of dates and raisins, tons of crystal malt home brew funkiness, some caramel and manufactured citrus. Mouthfeel is artificially sticky. Overall, needs work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (7103) - Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2011
10/9/11. 22oz bottle. Cloudy red pour with a small khaki head that fades and laces a bit. Huge hop character - bitter and earthy, a bit old perhaps, with caramel and alcohol. Very bitter flavor - generically earthy and hoppy with a bit of cardboard, citrus, and caramel. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (4175) - Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Pours a nice clear mahogany with a fairly thick, if not persistent, light tan head. Inviting aroma is malty with a good overtone of apple and cloves and a subtle earthy note. Luscious flavor has a malty core and tones of wood, caramel, fruit (mostly apple), nuts and spice and just a touch of bitterness. Full-bodied smooth texture has a raspy fizz that leaves a nice edgy finish. Long live the king!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joebudzjoe (671) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle. Upon first crack, this beer has a clean aroma of sweet hops, freshly cut grass and some citrus, notably grapefruit. Pouring an opaque, unfiltered amber color with a thick, frothy tan head, this beer laces nicely throughout the entire pint. This is a very well-balanced beer with a moderately-heavy body and a flavor that starts with a grassy hop flavor that is flanked with notes of butterscotch, caramel and toffee. My only complaint is that it didn’t respond to my body very well; I was a little burpy.

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