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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Imperial Red was originally brewed in 2008. It is deep copper chestnut in color with toffee, brown sugar, nuts and spice aromas. A rich supple entry leads to an off-dry medium-full body of tangy raisins and citrus marmalade, bittersweet chocolate, and mild spice flavors. It finishes with a long nutty, fruity fade.

Malts: Great Western Harrington, Klages, Hugh Baird Crystal, Black, Munich, Chocolate and rolled oats. Hops: Willamette, Cascade and Chinook. Yeast & Water: Rogue’s Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

19.4º PLATO 58 IBU 76 AA 47º Lovibond

Draft, 7oz Nip


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (2202) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle. This is a nice big ruddy red with lots of deep malt and hop flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Nip sized bottle. Poured a deep amber color with a small sized off white head. Caramel, toffee, some chocolate, and dark fruits.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2013
7 ounce bottle. Pricey, like most of Rogue’s ales. They’re good, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes the price makes me seek other beers. Just a note, mind you. Beer is beer, quality is quality, Rogue is good quality beer. This one pours a slightly hazy dark auburn/red with a pretty good head that left good lacing and lasted quite a bit. Aroma and flavor wise, this one is dead-on for what I think of when I consider an American amber/red ale. Pungent maltiness, biscuit, caramel, toffee, some fruits with emphasis on darker fruits, with an appropriate balancing hops presence, which is high, and matches the ABV well. Rogue did a good job with this one on flavor, body, taste. I’m starting to be able to taste the pacman yeast more consistently now. While I do understand why a brewery might use a specific yeast all the time (not an uncommon occurrence), I sometimes would like to taste things that specific brewers might create if they could use different yeast more often, like us homebrewers do. Rogue with English ale yeast or Irish ale yeast? Stone with US-05? Might be interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Hazy red brown coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hops and pine. Dry hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2013
At the White Lion, London. Redbrownish beer with a small offwhite head. Dried dark fruits, hoppy and chocolate aroma. Fruity, dried dark fruits, some bitterness, floral and hoppy flavour.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (197) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2013
I was expecting a little more malt then hops but it balances nice. The color is a nice deep amber which i expect alot of reds to have but few seldom do

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
salvaticas (598) - - APR 21, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy mahogany color. Pungent aroma, smells like a Belgian. Nice. Flat palate, bread notes with fruit lingering afterwards. Ok ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2013
Backlog rating 1-02-2009 (Flip Top Bottle) This beer has a medium sized fizzy beige head that mostly diminished, cloudy body, visible carbonation, and an orange-brown hue. The Aroma is malty, toffee, spicy, some hints of caramel, nutty, sweet, and citrus hops. The Flavor is malty, sweet, citrus hops, spicy, fruity, nutty, and the ABV comes through. The Palate is tingly and this is a medium bodied beer. Overall, this beer is very quaffable, is worth trying, a beer that not only will I drink again, but a beer I recommend.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phikus01 (112) - New York, USA - MAR 5, 2013
This was delicious with roast grain and some caramel sweetness, maybe chocolate, not enough hops, while not required by the style required by me

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2013
Hazy amber-red body. Intense malty aroma with alcoholic touches. Heavily bitter, moderately sweet flavour. Complex flavour. Very lovely.


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