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RATINGS: 728   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2013
September 2012. From bottle. amber color with a white head. Malt, caramel and light fruit aromas. Spice and caramel flavors with a hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ej (615) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2013
Pours a light amber with a humongous, thick and creamy head. Aroma is malty with notes of citrus and caramel. Taste is light caramel, heavy malts, raisins and a somewhat resinous bitterness with light pine notes as well. Semi-dry and with loads of fizz.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cool_Bond (1064) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2013
Strong fragrance and aroma of a little sweetness. Strong flavor also with a little bitterness and a little caramel flavor. Long aftertaste. Okay beer as me. But thought it would have more flavor and aroma. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thomasalias (319) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle from csakajósör, Budapest. Hazy, reddih brown color with frothy, light brown head. Delicious sweet odor with raisin and herbs. Amazingly hoppy, herbal, fruity and floral. The pleasant raisin and cookie flavour comes later. If it gets warmer the malty flavours becomes stronger. Well hidden alcohol. Bitter, refreshing finish. Well hopped beer with delicous malt basic. The harmony between the malt and the hop makes it special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoringBard (139) - NORWAY - AUG 27, 2013
Dark red color with snowwhite frothy head. Aroma of grassy hops, alcohol and malts. Strong crisp bitter taste. Thin mouthfeel. Good ale, but very much like an IPA, and I miss some of the red ale

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2365) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2013
650 ml bottle bought somewhere way too long ago. Pours very hazy amber with a big creamy reddish beige head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick sticky lacing and trace on the glass.- Smell is malty, fruity and slightly herbal with biscuits, dark bread, pine needles, resinous wood, freshly cut grass, grapefruit juice, caramel, toffee, orange peal, lemon zest and alcohol. Taste is bitter, malty and slightly fruity with dark bread, caramel, toffee, grapefruit juice, grass, pine resinous wood, cookies, grapefruit rinds, orange peal and alcohol. Mouthfeel is round, oily bitter, soft, tiny boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is bitter and malty with bread, caramel, cookies, pine, grapefruit juice, orange peal, grass and resin.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoNo (23) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2013
Brown hazy with medium top. The aroma of toffee and leather. Smooth mouthfeel with a slight taste of alcohol

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ysolem (35) - - AUG 16, 2013
Une bière qui me laisse sans émotions , Simple et facile à déguster sur la terrasse ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChopperPY (51) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 16, 2013
La description donne exactement le résumé des ce breuvage. J apprécie particulièrement le houblon cascade et le côté crémeux de l ensemble ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1387) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Draft at Moriartys. Tulip. Cloudy dark red brown pour. Frothy tan head. More malt than expected. Big earthy hops with some dark red fruit underneath and a very spicy finish. Pinecones, plums, pomegranates and peppercorns. Dark hoppy caramel.


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