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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Our aggressive Imperial Red Ale is a massive mix of smooth malts and West Coast hops that have no patience for the lupulin leery. This crimson beer starts with caramel-like malt flavor that can’t suppress the assertive, citrusy hop finale.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Why they made an imply red 2 tears running is beyond me, anyway.....pours a nice ruby red with a moderate off white head. Aroma is of sweet caramel, toffee, light nutty notes, and some one dimensional citrus bitterness. Taste is sweet caramel, some toffee, light grainy notes, citrus bitterness, light alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackflag321 (477) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle pour to shaker. Slightly sweet, slightly roasted malt, light citrus. . . nothing dominates the taste, everything nicely balanced. A good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cstuartj (965) - Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Pours a nice coppery cloudy brown, huge think head, nice lacing. Great malty, hopy, doughy nose. Attack was kind weak, subtle?, watery? But finish comes on strong with lots of flavor. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ozarkspops (354) - - SEP 6, 2013
Mostly clear ruby amber pour with thick khaki head. Significant lacing. Aroma is ver hoppy. Grapefruit mostly. Tropical fruit, citrus, and pine as well. Mild roast and caramel noticeable. Flavor is roasty and chocolate. Hop profile similar to aroma is still there but malt profile is more noticeable. Slightly boozy. Sweet but bitter finish. ---Rated via iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayOfBeer (668) - El Cerrito, California, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle: dark amber pour with medium-sized beige head. Aroma is malty, caramel bread. Flavor is a dusty grain, caramel, malt, hay, and a light citrus. Decent flavor with a grainy bitterness running through a mild malt sweetness with a light hop tang at the end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7832) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy deep coppery ruby with 2-finger frothy off-white head. Nose is heavy piney hops, citrus, caramel malt. Tastes caramel malty, very resiny and hoppy, with a bitter piney finish. This one is a hop heads wet dream.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (797) - Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2013
12oz bottle from 2013 Beer Camp into pint glass. Deep dark red color with thin tan head. Aroma of strong caramel malt and strong grapefruit/citrus hops. Taste starts strong with caramel malt sweetness, then pretty quickly into piney/citrus hop bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation, sweet, bitter, balanced, sticky with lingering dry bitter finish. Impressed with this one, very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle. Clear red pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of crystal malts, grassy and earthy hops and a bit of pine. Malty and caramelly flavor with piney and grassy hops through to the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BK7 (732) - Turner, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle. Citrus and strong resiny caramel. Hints of spice throughout. Light alcohol burn as the brew warms. Light bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ellolovey (453) - Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep amber with a thick foamy ivory head. Aroma of caramel malts, citrus, resin, earth. Taste is loaded with resinous and citrus hops followed by a huge caramel backbone. Nicely balanced. A bit of an alcohol warmth as it goes down. Bitter dry hop finish.


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