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RATINGS: 799   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


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1627) - Göteborg, - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber to copper with a large beige head leaving thick lacing. Aroma: pretty nice fruitiness with citrus, pine and light tropical fruits. Taste: quite malty, caramel, candy, salt, floral, resin, pine, citrus, peach, medium bitter. Quite full bodied, almost moussy. Would be nice to try a fresher and (I guess) hoppier. Still, this was nice.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratto (34) - - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle, bbe 2015/03. Thick head, hazy red color. Aroma caramel, ripe fruits, piney, slightly soapy. Taste caramel, soapy, pine. Finishes with long piney bitterness.

1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (4271) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Strong it is from a madmex tap, wew. Small glass with a big price. Dark brown. Smooth creamy looking head. Yeasty vanilla taste. Strong sweeter spiced flavors in this one. No co2. Yes, somewhat cloying sweeter spiced thing. Not sure what to say except itsw a high alky beer, not impressed by its forward character. Medicine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nicke80 (227) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
65 cl bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours copper red with big white head. Sweet with classic strong ale flavours. Some caramell with bitter sweet aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2615) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Draft. Pours hazy ruby copper with a thick fizzy off white head. Tastes like smooth booze, caramel hops, cough syrup, orange grapefruit, and toasted malt. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet malt, caramel, cherry, and citrus hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (3702) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy dark copper pour with a big frothy beige head, assertive hop aroma with some caramel, taste has some dark fruits, sweet caramalts, quite boozy, bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcogrind (69) - Milano, ITALY - DEC 26, 2014
Pours copper reddish, big head. Nose of hops, ripe fruits, caramel. Taste is similar. A bit alchoolic. Warm bitter aftertaste. A big american amber ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HULK777 (425) - - DEC 21, 2014
Very nice color. Fruity aroma, filled with sour, warm, and some spicy notes. Very well-balanced fruit and caramel taste. Sweet, with fresh citrus notes still.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kassner (1385) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
For my taste this is a great beer. Deep amber color and a he tan foamy head. Lots of hop fragrance and a big and balance mouth of malts and hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (714) - LUXEMBOURG - DEC 5, 2014
Deep copper red clear colour with a frothy large slowly fading light tan head with good lacings. On the nose aromas of citrus, resin and some traces of herbal-caramel arise with a subtle hint of litschi. Softly carbonated the beer offers a light slick texture, medium body starting off with a sweet flavour impression which is quickly surpassed by solid hop bitterness which dries out a bit in the centre. Malt and hops are well balanced giving the hops a lovely solid malt stage to really shine. The finish is lasting with a light yet noticeable bitterness on the back of the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bobhund (430) - - NOV 27, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget, Boländerna Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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