RateBeer
overall
98
95
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 757   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a classic West Coast-style imperial red ale brewed with medium crystal malts, centennial and cascade hops. The color is a burnt amber with red highlights and the aroma has a spicy hop presence with moderate caramel malt accents. The taste is a smooth, malty one with a balanced hoppy finish that includes hints of sweet caramel


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grumbo (547) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle shared with Marcus at Small Bar, Bristol. Pours a deep amber colour with a quite small off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, hop, dark fruit and spice. Rich and smooth, low carbonation, slightly sweet finish. We both very much enjoyed this one. Bottle says 9% ABV.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
maxwelldeux (3542) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle. Bottled date of Nov. 19, 2012, and it’s been on the shelf a year and a half (thanks, Total Wine). Pours a very cloudy brown color with a huge pillowy light tan head on it. Smells stale, and the hops are clearly bad on this; I can get a bit of what seems like toasting in there. Taste is moderately bitter and earthy, and clearly just a step or two away from truly awful. I’d like to try this fresh, but this is what I have in front of me, sadly.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jayzz (318) - Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Upscale amber ale. I’m not am amber ale fan, and I don’t like hippy ales, but this amber is smoother than others. Worthva taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (532) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 16, 2014
Color caoba con densa espuma marfil. Aromas de caramelo, tofe, y resinas, todo muy potente pero equilibrado. Cuerpo medio-alto, textura maltosa, al inicio es dulce de caramelo para pasar a un intenso amargor resinoso que contrasta muy bien. Muy rica.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (1798) - USA - MAY 8, 2014
Dark reddish amber in color... Aroma of light caramel, toffee... Flavor is rich caramel, burnt malts, light citrus hop bitterness throughout... Pleasantly sweet finish... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHeath99 (898) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours a reddish amber. Aroma of caramel and a slight hoppiness. Taste of citrus and bitter nicely balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
L_inconnu (59) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Belle couleur ambrée/rousse, pas trop opaque. Niveau mousse, standard pour le genre.. Question nez, on perçoit "ce qui est prévu" : une grosse touche caramel/torréfaction avec un final groseilles. En bouche, une explosion caramélisée avec une touche fumée en premier. Une impression de raisons séchés qui colle au palais, mais il faut avouer que ce dernier est limite HS ces jours

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1372) - - APR 28, 2014
Bottle. Dark red amber with a big off white head. Aroma is piney and resinous hops and caramel malt. Taste follows suit and adds light citrus and substantial alcohol. Lingering spiciness and grapefruit in the finish. Sticky mouthfeel with solid carbonation. Big and tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7091) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 25, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel braunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Karamell, fruchtig, sehr hopfig. Geschmack röstmalzig, sehr fruchtig hopfig, Karamell, leicht alkoholisch.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (556) - SPAIN - APR 9, 2014
UPDATED: APR 14, 2014 Botella de 65 cl, adquirida en La Birra. Color ambar. Sabor a lupulo, ligeramente a malta, citrico, amargo y con regusto a alcohol.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 76


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50