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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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BC004
WE PRESENT TO YOU OUR IMPERIAL RED ALE, an offering worthy of the occasionally frigid Texas winter. This bold Red Ale is sure to keep you warm while satisfying your strongest malt and hop cravings. Fruity esters and a firm caramel malt character are interlaced with hefty doses of Cascade, Columbus and Centennial hops. 20°


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3102) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Central Market bottle best by 12.11.13. A little bold to have a high hopped beer be "best" for a year but oh well. Nice copper color with a foamy tan head and bubbly lacing. Big hoppy aroma with some caramel too. Sweet and flavor that is almost syrupy. Pretty nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (1940) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Amber-copper with a soapy off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma of caramel, biscuit, grass, and citrus. Taste is malty and a little sweet, and moderately bitter. Balance is good. Medium bodied; slick.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2013
(12oz bottle, BB 12.11.13) Pours a lightly hazy amber-orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, fruitiness, herbal, and toffee. Flavor of citrus, light pine, earth, caramel, and grass.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Nice looking brew. Red and clear with a good lasting head and pretty good lacing too. The nose is super hops with a side of hops. Lots of pine, citrus, lemon peel. Faint biscuit malt and caramel. Flavor is nice, lots of hops come forth right away. Citrus, lemon peel, grapefruit peel, pine, along with a more pronounced and somewhat balancing malt character. Body is a bit slick, pretty full, and finishes bitter from the hops. I like this one, it’s damn tasty. Another success from Real Ale.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beerenberger (1364) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Strong pine fragrance and hints of citrus comprise the aroma. A copperish brown pour with a mostly lasting tan head and an abundance of lacing. The taste is hops forward with just a hint of malts in the finish. Some alcohol and graininess in the aftertaste. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, way too hoppy for me. Sorry, I wanted to like this beer. I agree with an earlier comment that was not an easy drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Nice reddish pour with an off-white head. Aroma of grain, caramel, citrus. Taste is a lot of alcohol (but not unpleasant), citrus, pine. Very bitter for a red ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3214) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 8, 2013
bottle-pours deep red hue with tons of chunks with a spritzy off-white head and moderate lacing. nose is piney hops, dark fruit, licorice (almost like Bigfoot) and seems to smell like a barleywine. big bitter piney hops to start followed by alot of carmel malt sweetness followed by a resinous finish. its a bit sweeter in the malt profile than bigfoot, but its really a bigfoot clone if you ask me. Beer is tasty yet nothing new and inspringing. Lots of resin on the finish-earthy, herbal and lots of spruce. wish the appearance was better!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3823) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 4, 2013
12 ounce bottle form Whole Foods Austin. Big hoppy presence. Caramel throughout. The Cascade comes through on this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Had on draft @ Nobi Public .. . pours a ruby brown .. medium foam, lacing is spotty .. . annoying red malts, sweet finish .. . a bit muddled, but the abv seems well done .. . . they call me the rattlin boy from dublin town!!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2013
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, amber colored pour with nice aroma of pine and caramel, flavor is hoppy pine and sweet caramel notes but finish is a little rough around the edges


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