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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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An American-Style Strong Brown Ale developed by eight Redhook brewers working in four teams of two to create one beer. The ale reflects a compilation of each team’s individual receipes that were then carefully blended into one distinct beer. 8-4-1 Expedition Ale offers complexy flavor notes, delivering malty sweetness, medium bitterness with hints of smoked flavors and oak chips balanced by the addition of honey, brown sugar and candi sugar.

Style: American - Style Imperial Brown Ale
ABV: 9.5%
Malts: Pale, Wheat, Munich, Caramel, Chocolate, and Smoked Malt
Hops: Alchemy, Cascade, Willamette, Crystal, and Sterling
Bitterness Units: 55 IBU
Original Gravity: 20
Brewed Since: October 2009
Shelf Life: 365 days


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (725) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
Beautiful amber/copper color. Sweet, candy-sugar, malty flavor with a strong alcohol background, which balance each other wonderfully. A nice puckering bitterness in the background from the hops. Another great limited release beer from Red Hook!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4629) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Seet malt aroma. Nice dark brown color. The honey is a little at the start but the hops come on quickly and sustain through a very dry finish. Quite tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brenn79 (1555) - Idaho, USA - JUN 11, 2010
22 oz. bottle- Pours deep reddish brown with a small head and so so lacing, aroma is brown sugar and raisins. The flavor is a tasty honey brown sugar flavored ale that is meant to be sipped, I also taste overripe fruit or raisins. There is a lingering light bitterness, this beer is drinkable and very pleasing, hands down the best Redhook beer I have ever had.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2010
650ml Bottle. Nice thick pour with a thin head. Deep carmel color. Rich in flavorful roasty goodness. Chocolate honey sweet very sweet. Has a great kick!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8657) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle sampled at the Top of the Hops Beer Festival, Charlottesville, VA, 9/11/10. Pours a lightly hazy copper color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of anise, big toffee notes, citrus, caramel and brown sugar. The taste is caramel, toffee, citrus hops, anise and an earthy finish. Medium bodied. Quite a nice beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (3822) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2010
Tap at gman fw. Fratto was kind enough to slide this down the table. Pours a clear ruby pour with a creamy white head. Smells of floral notes, bathroom soap and baby powder. Taste is largely sweet with raisins and a tiny dry finish. The raisin flavor holds fast throughout and plays well into this hand. Not bad. Finishes with a cranberry lifesaver taste. Good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3355) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2010
Rich amber body with light head that is thicker around the edges. Spicy nose with some deep, unfurled malting hinting at fruits, but not quite revealing. Simply stunning flavor that unravels from a rather austere bouquet. Deep, but coiled, piercing maltiness, packed aged fig, mild leather, Belgian candi syrup, perhaps turbinado. Borderline masterpiece. Three more months may seem this develop wild complexity that propels the flavors to new bounds. I will seek out bottles for aging. Redhook is one of the staid PNW brewers that has not evolved much since it put its stamp on the scene and helped pioneer the craft-brew movement. On the rate occasions when they do put out something new, it is worth paying attention to. Cheers!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 22, 2010
22oz bottle. Rating #14. Nice dark red color with a dirty white head that lasted for a good while. Nice aroma as well, caramel with a sweetish spiciness as well, very good. Light bitterness and a touch sweet almost a taste of cinnamon in there underneath everything, very tasty brew. (1189)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Sampled in a 22oz bottle. I really like this brew. Really strong alcohol and malting. There is really mild hops but the malts are really quality and great to drink. Color is caramel brown with a thin white head on it. A nicely crafted brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Bottle: Pours a nice caramel ruby color with a nice white head. The nose is dry and dusty from the oak with a nice sweet sappy dose of hops. Lots of caramel covered orange and pineish/grapefruit notes. The flavor is big and balanced, nice spicy dark malts, clean balanced and snappy hop bitterness and a rounded oak note that follows up the tail. Very well done for Redhook, I’m surprised at the complexity and overall nice malty mouthfeel.


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