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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Peak Organic King Crimson is a cloudy, dull red ale with a big, fluffy, yellowish head that has outstanding retention and lacing. It has a smooth, grainy malt aroma. It smells like caramel with just a hint of sweetness. Spicy and grassy hops are present. It’s pretty full bodied and very smooth. The finish is dry and chewy. It tastes very malty with a good dose of melanoids. There’s perhaps a touch of sweetness and a resiny quality. A grassy, herbal bitterness comes in at the finish along with alcohol warmth. This is kind of like a doppelbock, but an ale. It’s flavorful and satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2011
22oz bottle, Foil wrapped, Twist-off. (Why put foil on a twist-off?) Pours cherrywood red color, light tan color. Looks like an Arrogant. Aroma of rich sugary caramel malt and a load of hops. Nice pine hop bitterness. Flavor has a harsh hop bite. Gave me goosebumps during the first few sips. Nice caramel malt and chocolate malt character and grapefruit bitterness. A good amount of hop sweetness, overpowered by a sharp hop bite. The hop bitterness in this beer could kill the common man. Overall it is an American Strong Ale that imitates a harsh Arrogant Bastard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3831) - - JUN 18, 2011
bottle. clear amber bronze with a small, off-white, head. sweet fruity aroma with caramel malt. flavor is bitter with citrusy hops. some malts show up but not enough to balance the strong bitter hop addition. medium body with some boozy notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2011
tastes like a heavy american strong. Alcohol is there and in YO FACE NUKKAH.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Poured a nice amber color with small head. Aroma and taste are both very malty with caramel and some intense sweetness. Very little hop character which is indicative of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Aroma is medium to strong and has cedar notes with candy and bread hints. The palate is rich with spice and candied fruit. Ginger Bread comes to mind with a woodsy feel on the back palate. Think hanging out around the fire at Christmas time. As far as appearance goes, the name of this beer says it all...Crimson Red. A beautiful beer to look at with great complexitites.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3522) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2011
LiteWait shared a 22 oz bottle with me. When they say, King Crimson that is what it looks like. Nice amount of carbonation adds a thin consistent small bubbly white head. Aroma is mostly pine. For taste provides a pine resin, no fruit from dry hopping, only pine. Palate is pretty simple. Creamy mouthfeel while a little dry in the finish. No bitterness what so ever and it has an element that makes me want to drink it more. Rather enjoyable, depending on your craving. I would drink this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2011
22oz bottle. Shared with AirforceHops. Cloudy brown with Amber tints around the edges. Thin White bubbly head that has little to no lacing. Aroma is mostly piney with a hint of cascade hops. Taste is piney upfront with cascade hops in the finish. It leaves the mouth dry, thirsting for more. Glad I tried it, but not one I would buy again from the local market. No matter what the price maybe. Not bad, but not one to remember either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6357) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Bottle. Pours deep amber brown with a beige head. Rich malty sweet aroma, with toasty notes and floral and citric hops. The flavor has a rich malty sweetness, toasted bread, toffee, floral hops, and herbal notes. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2757) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2011
on tap at Tyler’s Apex 5/10/11 Good aroma, sweet. Citrus and caramel. Reddish orange color, good head that faded to a ring, minor lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry finish, Darn tasty, Nice hop & malt combo. enjoyed all parts of this beer...

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