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Revolution Red Skull Imperial Red Ale

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
Our imperial red ale is brewed with whole Cascade hops and dry-hopped in both the fermenter and the serving tank with whole Crystal hops. A flavorful, hoppy delight balanced with caramel sweetness and alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1562) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Bomber from Julio’s. Pours out a lovely deep amber with a huge frothy tan head that settles to a thick creamy lace. Dark roasty aromas with earthy-citrus notes. Flavor is well balanced with fruit and bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (947) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Smooth and balanced throughout, with deep roasted caramel malt flavors and burnt toast notes that aren’t overly sweet, showing a hint of grapefruit above and underbelly of spicy hops. Abv covered well as spiciness lingers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4927) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Aroma is fruit, mild spices, a hint of sweetness and hops. The flavor is light grapefruit, medium sweetness/sugar, hops, malts and a dryish/bitter/alcohol finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, clear dark red pour with slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of big pine, orange peel, herbal hops into a nice caramel, toffee, almost dark burnt sugars into a bit of yeast. Taste was a mix of grass, herbs, pine into some slight orange, nice caramel, toast, toffee into some grain, finishing bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1351) - Iowa, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Brownish red, murky pour. Short cap with light lace. Aroma is nice mellow and mildish with fresh malts, caramel,hop sweetness,toast bready,light fruit notes. Taste is sweet caramel toasty dry bready malt and hops of fruit citrus, grapefruit, some minty pine in the finish. Little bit of booze on the end. Not usually into imperials but red ipa is my favorate style, although not boozy its a bit more boozy than I prefer or borderline. Its in strong ale style though but mixed like a red ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TattooJack (361) - Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Poured from 3 bombers into a pint glass, looks red with hardly any foam. The first drink sets one back a bit, very strong. After a few drinks becomes sweet, couple more drinks the hops come through. After 2 bombers the major buzz begins to rear its head, and while one the 3rd bomber i declare this beer complex. 8.3% is serious business handle with care.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cernjoh (180) - Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Poured from a bomber into a Revolution pint glass.. Aroma is of grass and straw. Appearance is a clear red amber with a small off white head.that dissipates quickly. Taste is great of sweet grass hops and grapefruit. Palate is good with just the right amount of carbonation. Overall I loved this beer. Suggest you try this if you have not. I will be picking up more of this fine beer. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fitwitchik (431) - Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Poured from a bomber into a Revolution Brewing pint glass copper with a light beige head and hung around. Aroma is sweetly caramel with a touch of hops. Flavor reminds me of Christmas toffee with a pine tree chaser. Terrific brew. So outstanding!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Medium dark brown reddish body. Fairly hop forward aroma with a slight bread smell. Sweet tasty bread flavor with a good hop punch. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fidelis83 (2224) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Clear dark amber pour with a 2-3 finger, soapy to creamy beige-yellow head. Aroma is big on citrus, tropical fruit and spicy hops along with some caramel and booziness. Flavor is super sweet caramel and cereal malts up front, then some husky grain, cooked pineapple,herbal and dull grapefruit citrus hops. Medium body, syrupy to oil feel throughout, light, but sharp carbonation and still syrupy, but slightly dry finish. Decent overall, but holy hell is this stuff sweet. I can definitely say if I wasn’t in a pretty open mood as far as the sort of beer I wanted this stuff would almost certainly receive lower marks for making me go into hyperglycemic shock, which I will do presently.

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