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Santa Clara Valley New Almaden Red

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
During the California Gold Rush the foothills just south of San Jose were mined for their red cinnabar, which contained the quicksilver essential for extracting gold from its encasing rock. The historic town that is home to the oldest and richest mine in the state is called New Almaden and is the inspiration for our Imperial Red Ale.
New Almaden Red pours an exquisite cinnabar color. It is brewed with a combination of pale and crystal malts to create a complex malt profile, while copious amounts of hops are added to balance the malt sweetness and create a piney, citrusy aroma and flavor.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1104) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle to tulip. Rich caramel with moderate floral hops. Deep amber - brown. Clear with minimal tan head. Taste is full caramel. Balanced well with tropical and floral hops. Moderate high bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Copper beer with a dark cream head. Grapefruit aroma. Light cocoa and grapefruit flavor with malt and pine. Medium bodied. Light cocoa and pine linger with grapefruit and light caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6769) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle shared by beer boxer. Pours reddish brown with a nice beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a hearty smoked malt flavor with a slightly sour dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1200) - sacramento, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle from beerboxer. Pours red with white head. Taste is very hoppy for a red. Has a nice malt finish

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11491) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bomber from CraftShack. It’s sort of copper garnet against a strong light. Foamy beige head. Aroma of pine and somewhat roasty malt. Med body or better. Flavor is malty roasty with a good dose of hop that seems pine. It’s not really dry, but there’s enough bitter to deal with that.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8897) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle shared with Yanick. Pours reddish amber with white head. Nose/taste of pine, resin, nutty toffee and caramel. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (4155) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2014
22oz bottle in a teku. Pours deep ruby/brown with a big, cream-colored head. Aroma of floral and lightly piney hops, a lot of toffee and caramel and nuttiness and grains coming from the malts, some faint notes of spices, and some dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not bad for being an imperial red, a style I generally don’t care for.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerFunGuy (739) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Amazing color deep blood red. It has a sweet cherry aroma and a hop bite. It paired really well with bison burgers and cheesy kale chips. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1084) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
A nice red, on the hoppy side. Pours a beautiful red with a grey head. Smells of berries and amber. Taste is starts sweet and ends hoppy. Paired with kale chips, the hoppiness is cut out, with some sweetness coming in.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aquilo (556) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
Cloudy brown color. Floral hop aroma with orange. Flavor is incredibly astringent and bitter. Good overall, but not great.


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