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Revolution Red Skull Imperial Red Ale
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (1823) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2013
From TJs. Very smooth and mellow creamy beer with fresh hop aroma and flavor. Good! Serving: Bottle


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1400) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bomber, via Archer Liquors , Chicago...pours a reddish brandy color with virtually no head. Nose is sweet, toffee mixed with caramel. Taste is sweet, with caramel sugary malty taste. Finish is sweet as well, slightly bitter with a moderate lingering. Solid ! Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1357) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2014
Pours a red brown with a tan head and sweet aroma of fruits, hops, and malt. Taste is sweet, hops and fruits up front with sweet malty, caramel notes leading to a bitter, fruity finish. Nice brew, very drinkable

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (1997) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
Échantillonné du Extreme beer fest 2014: Des malts grillés, crystallisés, caramélisés et collants avec des houblons agrumeux résineux. Exactement ce que je m’attends d’une red ale américaine, pas la plus complexe mais efficace.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dinkle50 (960) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Deep red pour with a thin head. Lacing is present. Big time hop aroma. Lots of citrus. Full mouth. Lots of sweetness with a hint of farmhouse funk. Finishes west with earthy notes and some fruit rind. Very easy to cruise through at 8.3%.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2014
draft at brewpub on milwaukee. amped up amber ale, caramel malts, piney hops, strong malt backbone, balanced. good flavor, seems to be what they set out for

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Sampled during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. A pretty basic strong amber, this. Dried caramel, piney hops, lightly toasted bread. Medium bodied, fine to average carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish with plenty of bready malts and ripening citrus fruits. OK.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daytonbeer (638) - Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Pours amber with light beige head and some lacing. Aroma of caramel malts, pine and spicy hops. Taste is the same and ends with a spicy cough syrup aftertaste. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2537) - Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2013
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/1/2013. Pours slightly hazy reddish orange color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, floral, grass, slight pine, and floral earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balanced hop and malt notes; and great strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, pineapple, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, floral, grass, herbal, light pine, and floral earthiness. Light earthy floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, orange/lemon zest, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, floral, grass, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of bright citrus hop and deep malt flavors; with a great hop/malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy, slick, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent imperial red ale! All around great complexity and balance of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4842) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle sample at the blind tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 12/12/13. Clear amber in color with a thin beige head. Aroma of malt, piney hops and spicy hops. Sweet malt flavor up front, giving way to big spicy hops before a grassy hop finish.


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