joeneugs (3326) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pizza Port San Clemente. It pours dark amber with an off white head. The aroma is dark fruity malt and huge piney, tropical fruit hoppiness. The flavor is dense with piney hops and some milder notes of dark fruit and a spicy hop finish. Good one.
SDalkoholic (2156) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Toronado SD: Poured a dark amber red hue with a thick fluffy topping of head. The aroma is thick with hops and a smooth balance of caramel malt. The initial taste is bitter hop with some sweet caramel. Overall this is well rounded and does justice to an Imperial red style.
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with a creamy off white head. Sweet candy and malt aroma. Tastes of orange lime grassy hops and lemon with a candy finish. Pretty good.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Haymarket, pours amber with off wh head nose sweet red fruit
caramel fl caramel and crystal, juicy red fruits okay
daknole (9224) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red pour, cream colored head. Resinous aroma! Citrus peel and caramel. Flavor is awesome! Warm alcohol, bitter hops and sweet caramel. Oh yeah.
marcus (6589) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours reddish brown with a rich tan head and a molasses and fruit aroma. There is a rich treacle flavor with some dark fruit and slightly sour finish. Complex and tasty.
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice red pour with nice off white head. Very malty with nice hop finish. Good stuff.
TimE (3261) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep rich red, light bodied lots of hops, but well balanced. A weak verision of arrogant bastard.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Pizza Port San Clemente.
Deep amber pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is very malty with lots of bread and toast. Pine and resin hop aromas as well. Flavor is very balanced with the malt balancing out the hop bitterness. Citrus and pine with some nuttiness.
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured up on tap at Stone Bistro with amber body and copper like edges supporting a loose light tan head. The aroma is modest in strength but offers up a good deal of complexity with roasted malts, crystal like malt sweetness, spicy to pine hops and a thicket of caramel candy from time to time. The taste has a firm and pleasing level of pine hops, spicy hops and some citrus too. In between the bold hops are thin layers of mildly roasted malts, malt sweetness and a bit of caramel. Nice hoppy brew.