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RATINGS: 802   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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2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjh19 (62) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Appearance: Red appearance, lingering head, great look to this beer. Smell: Quite floral in the hop character. Taste: Different from the nose, the taste of the hops struck me as perfume-y and bitter. I did not dig the heavy bitter lack of balance. Mouthfeel: Pretty heavy body. Drinkability: For every red beer fan like myself, I’m sure there’s someone who loves this. But for me, Shark Attack is just so, so. (Perfume-ey hops don’t anything for me)


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaultier (611) - SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2015
@ Agards väg 2/3-15. Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity, caramely and hoppy with grapefruit, pine needles and toffee, also sweet. Body is medium to full, the finish is bitter and hoppy with caramel, toffee and some warming alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2857) - Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2015
[Tap] Deep red pour with a large amount of white head on top. Huge resin and tropical fruit nose. Flavors of sweet caramel, toffee, pineapple, grapefruit, lingonberry and pine sap. Mild alcohol heat is more apparent as the beer warms. Sticky and sweet finish. Nice. Tasting notes from 10/2014.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhilJackson80 (426) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 24, 2015
22 oz bottle. Tasted on 2/23/15. Bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar. This one was more of s strong ale than a red ale but overall was a pretty good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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 (4351) - 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 (2737) - 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 (3790) - 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 (70) - 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 (436) - - 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.


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