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RATINGS: 816   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
twistedviews (75) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2009
pretty alright red ale, strong as hell, but good. really thick and malty with high amount of hops


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leghorn99 (74) - 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 (1898) - 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 (296) - 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 (5251) - 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 (3614) - 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 (1284) - 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 (2349) - 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 (1410) - Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Old rating. Dark clear Amber. Sweet malts, piney hops, big sweetness and bitterness. Overall, nice big red ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3936) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
On tap at Lord Hobo. Deep amber red pour, thin ring of white head. Aroma is quite hoppy, lots of toasted malt aromas, very toasty, light alcohol, pine. Taste is bitter, piney, heavily hopped, more like an old school double IPA than anything I would describe as a red ale, light caramel taste. Med full bodied with good carbonation. Good.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thacreep (1) - - MAR 22, 2015 does not count
Une très bonne red avec un corps assez puissant et une fin de bouche maîtrisée. Bon équilibre.


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