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RATINGS: 757   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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2006
GABF 2006: Dark hazy amber color with an off-white head. Big hop foward aroma but with enough sweet malt to back it up. The flavor starts out with pine and malt and then becomes all hop. Medium bodied and very tasty. Big but still balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
GABF 2006. Pours to a ruddy brassy body with a richly creamy white head. The aroma is richly hoppy but fully balanced with lots of rich malts. Nice blend. The flavor is malty, toasty, nice red style characteristics.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2006
GABF 06. Deep reddish amber. Aroma is of citrus hops and lots of malt. Taste is hoppy right from the start, with alot of caramel malt, a touch of roast or chocolate, with a full palate and nice lingering bitterness. Alcohol very well hidden.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2006
On tap at PP, Solana Beach thanks to fordest - cheers m8. Reddish brown in colour with a small head. Both malty and hoppy. Notes of citrus and dark fruit. Dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 10, 2006
On draft at Solana Beach Pizza Port. Clear toffee brown color with garnet highlights... not unlike rootbeer in appearance. toasty malty nose. Incredible depth of hoppiness and malt flavor in waves - and amazing number of waves of flavor. a taste sensation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (1972) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Draft at Solana Beach while drinking and hanging with bager. Nice red pour with not much head. Lots of hop aromas with some caramelish malts too. Flavor was very malty up front with very juicy hops in the finish. Citrusy bitter aftertaste. Wonderful. It was great meeting you Lars. Who knows, maybe we will have the chance to meet again.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6418) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 29, 2006
On tap at Pizza Port Solano Beach. This brownish red ale poured with no haed at all. There is an initial malty flavor with a massive hoppy finish. The high alcohol content is not evident in the taste, which is full and smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2006
Medium brown body topped by beige foam head with nice lacing. Aroma is hoppy sweet, intense grapefruit, and some caramel malt. Taste is moderately sweet, hoppy balance of strong grapefruit, caramel, some pine.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bartzilla (532) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 7, 2006
This is one of my very favorites from Pizza Port. Reds aren’t supposed to be this hoppy. I am very glad it is. This stuff will grow hair on your nipples.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2006
Bottle from a west coast trade. Big blast of hops and some rye like grains. Sweet malts help to even out some of the hops. I wish I had access to this as it would be in my fridge every day. Very refreshing and tasty.


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