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RATINGS: 818   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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omega (783) - - NOV 12, 2012
Sweet caramel is the order of the day. Very soft and not overly carbonated. Almost reminded me of a barley wine lacking the richness.


3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gsmitty80 (1960) - 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 (2507) - 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 (81) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1948) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
On tap at Lord Hobo. Pours a clear red with a small offwhite head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of nice fruity and perfumey hops over a caramel base. Taste is of pine, caramel and moderately bitter balancing the moderately sweet caramel. Body is medium and carbonation moderately high. Overall a nice double red IPA but not too distinctive, still really nice though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (328) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
The description says it best: "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" Very true. Well-balanced malt / hop concoction. A couple steps shy of a barley wine but without the burn. Very smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5340) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
on tap at lord hobo. cloudy dark red pour with a nice off-white head, reviving and leaving some lacing. red and peppery wheat, tasty candy and barley sugars - never cloying - very fruity - strawberry jam, almost juicy sweet melons and melanoidin, sweetish nuts, ginger and pine, other spices - hot ones, herbal tea leafiness, clean yeast. average carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky; semi-sweet gently piney-citrusy finish. much enjoyed!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3668) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
On tap @ Lord Hobo.

Appearance: Beautiful deep amber with a good off-white head and some lacing.

Aroma: Caramel, fruity notes, resinous presence, earthy notes, toasted malts and citrus.

Taste: Spicy at first with caramel, toasted malts, mineral notes alcohol and moderate bitterness.

Palate: Medium to full body. Medium carbonation. A bit oily. Spicy finish with light warming. Moderate duration of aftertaste.

Overall: Similar to an old-style DIPA. Not too hard too drink for the abv and the style. Interesting.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (1344) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle, shared by FatPhil, thanks! Pours copper with beige-light brown head. The head stays. Aroma is caramel, hoppy, pine, some alcohol. Flavor is sweet, malt, caramel, pine, citrus, tangerins, some alcohol. Overall: great brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2395) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
On tap at Lord Hobo. Pours slightly hazy amber with medium off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of citrus, roasted malt, alcohol, coffee, resin. Taste is of malt, citrus, sugar, some alcohol, bitterness. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Pretty good. Not easily drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (1433) - Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Old rating. Dark clear Amber. Sweet malts, piney hops, big sweetness and bitterness. Overall, nice big red ale.


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