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RATINGS: 777   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2008
Bottle 66cl. @ Amerikaner blindsmagning @ Papsoe, Bottle #17.]
Light unclear medium orange amber color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lancing, fully diminishing, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, vinous, moderate hoppy, orange, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - oily, carbonation is soft - flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. Very nice balanced. (190608)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2008
Bottle. Papsoes MadsBerg homecoming blindtasting, bottle #17, as Double. Pours hazy orange with a lacing white head. Solid wooden hops aroma. Flavour is solid dry hoppy with a dense caramel malt base and a slowly growing bitterness. Smooth yet also hoppy. Dry and woody hops flavour following. Ends dry hoppy and solid bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29475) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2005
[At GABF 2004] An unclear copper colored beer with a beutiful orange head. The aroma is sweet hoppy with some grassy notes. The flavor is surprisingly malty considering the aroma, but still with strong notes of hops, and the alcohol content shines thru.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2008
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of toncatcher. Almost clear amber golden with a tiny, off-white head. Fat and oily hop aroma. Medium body with notes of toasted caramel, overripe fruit and somewhat perfumy hops. Distinct and a little raw hop finish. 190608

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2008
Botte #17 at Papsoes blindtasting. Cloudy orange coloured with a small off white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hops and pine needles with notes of cardemomme. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops, pine needles, grape fruits and cardemomme. Dry hoppy finish. Well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20618) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2009
Bottled (As Port Brewing Shark Attack Double Red Ale)@Konttori, Tampere. Deep ruby colour with mediumsized beige head. Aroma is fruity hops, some alcohol, mild syrupy notes as well as some spices. Flavour is sweet malts along with fruity hops, alcohol and some wooden notes. Aftertaste gets some alcohol, fruity hops and also a bit spruce needle-like notes.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19657) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2008
<i>Bottled at Akkurat, Stockholm. </i> Hazy roast red, brief head. Strong aroma of perfumy lychee with estery alcohol and roasty malt undeneath. Fairlysweet with some vanilla, roasty bread with butteer, slivoic and good amounts of grapefruit and mango. Warming and potent, yet slim. the bitterness is kept at relaxed levels in a chocolatey finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16909) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2008
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber color with a small off-white head. Malty hoppy bitter aroma with pine needles hints. Sweetish warming malty hoppy pine needles flavor. Sweetish warming malty very hoppy finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
16th May 2008. Deep red-brown ale. Hops dominant from the start to the finish. There is a malt counterattack but it’s quite week! Finishes slightly bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2009 2009-05-11, 8-5-8-5-16=42
Beautiful red-amber color, cloudy, with a medium-sized creamy head. The malt and hops combine into a very nice aroma, reminding some vanilla too, fruity, true American character, also buttery, and with light earthy traces. Medium body strength, caramel flavor, some residual sweetness (just the necessary) and strong resiny bitterness; there are hints of bitter orange too. Balanced, very enjoyable, solid.

2009-02-06, bottle at Ølbaren, Copenhagen, 8-5-8-5-16=42
Good, sweet and hoppy beer, good body and sweetness, powerful and balanced.


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