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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2011
Bottle with/from Sammy. Hazy copper with a light froth. Hoppy malt scent with woody character. Full mouth feel and body. Big dry hopped caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2011
A red that I liked, akin in taste to a barleywine. Rich malting. Reddish colour. Above average looks and mouthfeel. Nice hop bitterness. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SanfordBrewer (1390) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2011
wonderful fruity hoppy aroma. beautiful dark amber with ruby highlights. great caramel malts and piney citrusy hops. residual maltose and hop oils give a viscous full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 19, 2011
Bottle @ Goodbar Beer Club. Nose is rich caramel, alcohol, orange, tropical hoppiness, dark fruits. Flavor is caramel, toffee, light chocolate, dark fruits. Bitterness is solid but not overwhelming. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HughConway (772) - Washington, USA - APR 9, 2011
22oz bottle. Pours amber with creamy head. Moderate floral hop aroma, taste of sweet malt with hop bitters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2011
22oz bottle: Pours a clear deep copper bronze with a spotty-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty caramel nose with a light grapefruity hoppy nose. Starts with pretty good fullness and chewy light caramel sweetness with a good piny hop flavor and bitter balance before a drier bittersweet finish. Smooth and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 7, 2011
22 oz bottle ... Deep clear amber pour , medium white head , good lace . Aroma is caramel sweetness with hints of grapefruit and earth . Sweet caramel upfront with butterscotch notes per Shipyard (Ringwood) , then a dry ,bracing citrus/pine hop bitterness . Medium bodied , sticky mouthfeel , medium carbonation . Bitterness builds as you drink , finish is very dry . Meh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (4289) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2011
Pours clear deep amber into a Sam glass. Off-white micro head with good retention recedes leaving spider lacing to coat surface. Sour caramel aromas. Thick with sweet toasted caramel and hay upfront turning to a mild resin finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhatB420 (613) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2011
A dark and stormy red with a haze that resembles magenta. Head dissapates quickly, abv is not in your face. Definately an organic essennce on this one as it goes down so smooth with a slight hop push to it. Aftertaste is an enjoyable fruit surprise. This is an enjoyable, grand beer from the best beer state around. It was a pleasure to partake in such a brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Bomber: Pours a clear dark orange with a thin off-white head, aroma has oranges and grapefruit with a touch of lemon, starts and ends bitter with a touch of light fruits, medium bodied with subtle carbonation.

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