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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°


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ashaw (2) - Dripping Springs, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2013 does not count
Great, but BIG beer with a crisp, dry finish. Complex, caramel malt. Not cloying or sugary. Intense yet smooth hop flavor puts it right up my alley. Extremely drinkable. Super easy on the palate with just enough mouthfeel to leave you sated but not overburdened.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (913) - Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Pours dark amber with a large khaki head. Smells of hints of caramel and citrus. Taste is bitter with some malt sweetness. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Real Ale Brewers’ Cut Imperial Red Ale finishes with a sweet twinge.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (3507) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2013
A hazy amber beer. Pours with a short, but lasting beige head. The aroma is stone, lichen, mineral, and a standalone bitterness. The flavor had notes of bitterness from some particular hop variety and that’s it. It leaves some intricate lace. Its just pretty good overall.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TChrome (1409) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2013
This is a pretty big beer. Pours cloudy, reddish with a totally retained tan colored head. Aroma is rich caramel with big citrus notes as well. Flavor is both BIG malt and BIG hops. Tasty effort from the guys in Blanco!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2411) - Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Got in a trade with Cyde. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 12/11/2013. Pours hazy and cloudy dark ruby red color with a 1 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, floral, grass, light pine, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with great balance and good complexity of dark malt and hop notes, with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, caramel, toast, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, floral, grass, light pine, and toasted earthiness. Slight pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, caramel, toast, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, floral, light pine, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of hop and dark malt flavors; with a near perfect malt/hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice imperial red ale! All around nice balance balance and complexity of malt and hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, pine, grapefruit and light orange zest. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, grapefruit, orange zest, pine and light earthiness with a smooth moderatly bitter lingering citrus finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Guessing that I rather enjoyed this since I stopped myself from drinking the fourth bottle after making three disapper. I know Tim rather liked his previous creation (the Black Quad - and it was good) but this is much more my style. Not extremely over the top or hop bombalicious but well rounded (to me - oh ye, I am the one rating) so go ahead and ignore my rambling and try it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1012) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Clear red copper pour with an off white head. Nice lacing. Nice citrusy aroma with caramel and little bread. Taste is full of citrus zest. Malty backbone balances out the really nice bitterness. Dry finish. A little sticky on the palate. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llcooldave (1065) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Pours a dark amber with a touch of red in glass. Strong citrus and ganja aroma followed by a funky cheese note. Flavors of sweet citrus and spice Overall, tasty and complex... Thanks to BarZigKin for sharing!

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.


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