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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2011
Draft @ RFD, Washington DC. Pours a deep amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty caramel aroma with piney hoppy hints. Sweetish malty warming caramel and dark fruit flavor with hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit and caramel finish with hoppy hints in the aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Draft. Off-white head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/earthy, caramel, strawberry. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, strawberry, earthy. Medium-full body, some resin, stickiness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2012
22oz bottle-tight foamy lt tan-copper/amber. A-sweet resin/orange, caramel-med malt. Sweet resin/earthy hops, caramel-med malt. Carbonation not quite there.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10935) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bomber from the Folsom Whole Foods. Pours dark ruddy copper/amber with a creamy beige head. Which did a very slight ring lace eventually. Aromas of mixed citrus/floral/pine hop over a pretty roasted malt backbone. Full bodied. Flavor is a bit indecipherable, it’s almost like chocolate and pine. With some moderately darkish fruits. Somewhat challenging. But it’s hoppy as heck, has lots of structure, and makes my mouth writhe in ecstasy. Sorta kinda. It finishes bitter and arguably dry. Also arguably not dry. This is a beer which has been so gifted with ingredients that it cannot fail to be brilliant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2012
A reddish copper ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a smooth caramel malt with pungent floral hops, light sulfur notes, not bad. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt with piney hops, grass and clovers, nice and smooth. Tasted at Raquette River Beer and Wine Fest, July 13 2012.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9696) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2012
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, orange zest and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, grapefruit, light orange zest and light pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8566) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8339) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8240) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle shared by John. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose of nectarine, pine/resin, caramel malt and sea salt. Taste is mostly caramel and resin/pine. Finishes slightly abrasive resin. Medium body.


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