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RATINGS: 768   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (1646) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2014
Smak och doft av röda bär, humle, honung, ljus sirap, brunt socker, mango, passionsfrukt, granskott. Lagom sötma, alkoholen slår dock igenom en aning. Tydlig beska med smak av tall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Linnet (1112) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2014
Ar: boatload of hops and malts, spicy, caramel, toffee, grapefruit, pine, alcohol. Copper colour, medium beige head, lacing. Heavy sweetness that softens a massive bite, ABV evident, but not boozy, spicy. Big, body, soft carbonation, bitter, sweet and warming finish. As always awesome quality!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (936) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
A great red. Pours a beautiful clear ruby red with a thick white head. Smells of hops and some citrus. Taste is very creamy and a bit sweet upfront, with some heavier hops coming in at the finish. Two very different stages. Had on tap at Hopmonk.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5621) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Bottled from Systembolaget Dark amber with a large, tan head. Fudge and red berries in the aroma. Sweet liquorice, tidbits and fudge in the flavour. Medium bitterness with a chewy mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, old unfortunately, but dark reddish pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of tart fruit, lots of caramel, toffee, hints of vanilla, pine, orange, slight grassy and herbal note. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, spice,yeast, hints of grass, herbs, slight pine orange, finishing fairly bitter, dry. Wil Rerate fresh, but well executed brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (679) - örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2014
Mörk orange-brun med ett jätte stort orange skum. Doft: Gräddkola, humle, kanderat socker, fikon, tamarind. Smak: Humle, dadlar, tamarind, gräddkola, kanderat socker, läder, lite grape och trä.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chribban (168) - SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2014 Hazy red, dark brown, with a three finger high, beige-yellow, creamy head that leaves lacing on the glass.

Nose: A rich, full nose of butter, caramel malt, fudge, grass, raisin, plum, hoppy, resin and grape. I just love that smell!

Taste: Oily with citrus, toffee, caramel malt, creamy taste, raisin, plum, orange marmelade and dried fruit.

A full body with a good, full texture. A great carbonation and a well balanced bitterness.

Just a GREAT beer!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3369) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
650 ml bottle. Dark amber with off white head. Aroma malty, light roasted, toast, spice, grass and flowers. Taste is medium dry malty peppery, rye, herbs, earth and grass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomekk1978 (479) - POLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Barwa: czerwona, głęboka, początkowo klarowna, choć na dnie widoczny jest wyraźny osad. Piana w kolorze ecru, obfita, drobno pęcherzykowa. Utrzymująca się i ładnie oblepiająca szkło. Idealnie. Aromat: słodowy (zboże), nieco chmieli amerykańskich (głównie żywica, choć również winogrona i agrest - dziwne) oraz nuta alkoholowa. Chmiel niestety ulotny. Smak: pełny, słodowy, słodki, z chmielową kontrą. Goryczka poniżej średniej. Wrażenie owocowości (winogrona, gruszka) zupełnie nie pasujące do deklarowanych chmieli. Do tego oczywiście alkoholowa końcówka.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daytonbeer (648) - Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pours dark amber. Aroma of citrus/spicy hops and dominated by sweet caramel and mexican pastry. Taste is the same with burnt toffee and marshmellows. Great brew.


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