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SanTan VOLTRON Collaboration Imperial Red Ale

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
A blend of Imperial Red Ales brewed by various breweries for Arizona Beer Week.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
Draft sample at RBWG 2011 from notes. Pours a clear dark reddish amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have grapefruit citrus, resin, herbal hop character, caramel malt, some mild spicy notes. The fruit character grows in this. Interesting collaboration.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
on tap during beer week 3/5/11. amber color... ow head. decent retention. aromas and flavors of caramel mostly... folowed by hoppy spiciness, green, resin, dank and candy. two times i had this (out of ten or so) it had a buttery quality which was really off putting. even without this the mouth feel was still quite oily. odd. 6/3/6/3/14--

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5788) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Deep copper with creamy tan head and lace. Aroma of large resiny hops and sweet caramel. Sweet caramel with a nice resiny finish and a bit unusual musty finish. Medium bodied but a bit fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2011
on tap-pours a light tan head and amber color. Aroma is pine, medium malt-caramel. Taste is pine hops with some bite, nice backbone, medium malt-caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6731) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Dark brown color/ tan head. dark fruit, spicy caramel, leafy aromas. Medium bodied. Nice toasted caramel, sweet spice, leafy hop flavors--good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2011
(On draught at Papago). Pours clear mahogany with off-white head. Aroma has lots of fruity, citrusy hops. Also, some pine/wood. Taste is malt sweet with bright hop bitterness. Medium bodied with sticky texture. Finish is dry and bitter. This is a good beer and a great showing by the AZ brewing crew. Cheers, guys and well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2011
Sampled @ AZ Strong Beer Fest...aroma of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Flavor shows a bit of hops but predominately roasted malt, candied sugar, and citrus. Medium to light mouthfeel. Love the collaboration concept, just not the final product.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2011
Draft at RBWG Grand Tasting. I ened up having WAY more of this (and the Red Poppy, and the Chili Pepper Speedway) than were good for me. Pours clear red, thick white head, spotty lacing. Nose is spicy grapefruit, some red lollipop, Nelson Sauvin dominated, seemingly. Great body and richness, light and surprisingly dry red fruit, spicy grapefruit, great stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7027) - Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2011
My last recorded & remembered beer of RBWG 2011, a great event and lots of awesome beers and great people
Appearance: Dark brown with a medium sized beige head and great sticky lacing
Aroma: Citrus and grapefruit
Taste: Citrus, grapefruit, caramel and spices
Great beer, good job to all the breweries involved with this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Sampled at RBWG 2011. Pours a amber red with a tan head. Aroma is caramel and hops. Flavor is herbal hops, caramel, spices with some underlying fruit and sweetness. Nice brew.

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