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RATINGS: 92   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhatB420 (696) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (14366) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Draft. Cloudy deep amber color, very thick cream colored head. Aroma of toasted caramel. Taste is fruity burnt caramel, extremely bitter and resiny. Too bitter for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2821) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle.Pours reddish brown with a decent off-white head. Aroma was hoppy and malty with pine, caramel and earth. Flavor of caramel, fruit, pine, citrus and bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1031) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Having for breakfast at Redwood Cafe. Pours a hazy amber color with a bit of head. Mild creamy hoppiness through a slight harshness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2450) - New York, USA - APR 27, 2014
Pours reddish brownish from draft at waterfront Manhattan. Caramel malts, hops. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (1153) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2014
Deep red, off white head. Nice. Mildly hoppy aroma. Flavor is hops, caramel malt, fruit... boozy and weird. Maybe weird just because I haven’t had an imperial red ale before, so the intensification of this particular flavor is new to me. But it’s weird.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidobutai (463) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2014
Part of a 6-pack sampler at The Yard House. Press cloudy Amber with little head, lacing. Fairly generic citrus but refreshing and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2431) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a deep red yet clear body, two finger white foamy head that lasts for about a minute before dieing, minimal lacing. The smell had some dry Simcoe hops coming through in a toasty piney way, slight citrus noted. The taste had a dry sweetness, malts come through as the beer warms. On the palate, it sat about a medium, slightly sessionable as the ABV is hidden well, piney aftertaste, sticky finish. Carbonation is only slightly felt. Overall, this was great for an Imperial Red Ale, well worthy of coming back to.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike5326 (1067) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Poured from a tap. Hazy reddish brown color, they over poured it do I can't determine if there's a head. Slight musky malt aroma. Nice malt and hops character with a nice finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (1060) - New York City, TURKEY - MAR 5, 2014
Drought. Reddish amber with creamy beige head, hops aroma, slightly bitter hoppy taste, medium carbonation, long finish. Nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2320) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Draft at the growler on stone at. NYC. Pours a dark brown color with a reddish tint. Very fruity and flavorful with a nice mouth feel. A little watered down IMO ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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