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RATINGS: 825   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


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barrelbelly (702) - - JAN 18, 2013
Dark red with medium head that does not hold for long. Aroma of grains and bitter hops. Bitter grainy with wooden red wine and alcohol aftertaste.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (944) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 4, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Amber color with nice beige head. Aroma is hoppy and malty, berries, sweet jam. Taste is bitter caramel, earthy, just like it should be. An excellent Imperial Red Ale!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mateuszk (540) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle. Red in colour, white solid head. Aroma of american hops, tropical fruits with notes of caramel malt. In taste malty, first caramel then fruity hops and solid bitterness in the finish. Medium to full bodied, smotth. One of the best American Imperial Red Ale (call it how you like it). Strongly recommend!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (961) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle shared by Cuso at Bratislava Slovak-Austrian RB Tasting, thanks!
Deep copper, hazy body, with a massive, frothy, light beige head.
Aroma of grapefruit, pine, stone fruits, caramel.
Taste with about the same aromas, but with more caramel and biscuit and some more tea notes.
Medium, slick mouhfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes bitter-sweet, a bit dry, zesty, piney, with lots of smooth malts.

Very nice. Great example of an Imperial Red, smooth and with a good balance. Pretty filling though, I would prefer a bit more drinkability.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5880) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle from Ammersin magazine Wien 5. Amber colored with huge off-white head. Nice light hoppy aroma with malt, caramel. Caramel malt, citrus hops in taste. Long hoppy bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (822) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 30, 2015
bottle kindly shared by Cuso at Slovak Austrian RB Tasting. amber cloudy color, big off-white head. smells piney, some sweetness, liquerish, malty sweetness, some dried fruits, mushrooms, coconuts. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. taste of pines, mixture of malt sweetness and roast, liqueurish, some alcohol, coconuts. malty roasty / citric bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (2934) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle. Aroma lots of biscuity sugary caramel. Then intense hops, resiny, citrusy fruity. Hazy amber colour, stable head. Taste is hoppy, herbal, warming alcohol, also lots of the caramel. Interesting beer and a very good one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (2277) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle at Shared Slovak and Austrian RB crew tasting 05/2015. Pours amber color, lightly yellow head. Aroma of caramel, malty, hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, caramel, lot of alcohol, malty.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gsmitty80 (1982) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2015
A great big red ale that is full of big red malt and hops. Nice sweet finish on the palate. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (2685) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 10, 2015
On tap at the source. Pours a clear Amber orange. No head. Aroma is pine. Some citrus. Really nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leghorn99 (102) - Livorno, ITALY - MAY 1, 2015
Osservazioni: La Shark Attack versa color rosso rubino molto scuro, quasi mogano; la schiuma è abbondante, davvero un bel cappello soffice e cremoso spesso 2/3 dita. Al naso, una bella presenza di malto, un po’ di caramello e di zucchero di canna; ma è altrettanto evidente l’amaro del luppolo, con un sacco di note terrose e qualità floreali, tra le quali un dolce profumo di arancia. Il primo sapore che si avverte in bocca è malto caramellato, dolce; al quale fà immediatamente seguito del floreale, terroso, carattere erbaceo, amaro. Il palato si riempie di succo d’arancia appena spremuto, subito seguito da succo di pompelmo più pungente e piccante. E’ una buona birra dalla doppia personalità, con un primo approccio fruttato-dolce, a cui fa seguito l’amaro del luppolo; buon contrasto dolce-amaro, con punte di salato.


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