Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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 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 (7371) - San Diego, California, 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 (3009) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4901) - 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 (10017) - 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 (1412) - 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 (2345) - 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 (830) - 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 (7133) - 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

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