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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 canít suppress the assertive, citrusy hop finale.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (740) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Ruby red appearance. Great looking with great aroma. Nice malt body with hop flavors balancing nicely until the dry hop finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (309) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 2, 2013
From the 2013 Beer Camp 12 pack. A- pours a deep dark red, 2 finger head of foam, good lacing. S- big notes of citrus with a solid malty backbone. Grapefruit and Caramel. T- Caramel malt first, overwhelmed by grapefruit hoppiness, back to the malt and back to the... pretty much a 1 2 punch thatís enjoyable to drink. Thatís what counts. M- just fine and dandy. Medium carb supports the medium body nicely. O- a very nice offering in the Beer Camp box for 2013. Thumbs up.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1418) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle- Pours a dark mahogany color with a thick tan head that slowly fades to good lacing. Aroma is a mix of pine and roasted malt, with a bit of grain. Taste of roasted malt, some caramel sweetness with a bit of pine. Mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish. There is a bit of burnt malt bitterness that lingers. Medium body, smooth, with a nice malty character. The 8.5% ABV is well hidden. Nice beer that becomes a bit more robust as it warms.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2380) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2013
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co. after the mini-power outage, and snifter served showing good clarity, and an amber highlighted, walnut color, with a nice hat of off white/light tan foam that reduced rather quickly to a ring and film, but left some spidery, web-like lacing on the glass. The nose was esters/citrus, resin, light graininess, and caramel maltiness. Medium+ bodied, the flavor boasted a hefty, deep bitterness that was earthy, rindy, lingering, and paired up with some resiny dryness, and a touch of sweetness. Very nice, and moderately warming.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1348) - Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Mild caramel aroma, pours a reddish-amber with a huge full off-white head. Nice balance between the caramel malts and the punch of bitter hops. Long lingering bitter finish. A nice addition to the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pastor (796) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Should be named not nugget nectar. I liked it but come on guys we know whats your trying to do. Good beer nothing to knock in the brew itself but the intentions may be questioned

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3187) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2013
On draft at Trio in Kitty Hawk. Pours a clear amber with a thick ecru head receding with lots of lacing. Light floral hop nose. Flavors of caramel and strong citrus hops. Bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Tasty red IPA. Has that Sierra Nevada signature to it. caramel, roasty, resin, leaves, red, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, sticky, creamy, lively, bitter,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (739) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
22 oz bottle pours a copper brown color without much head.lots of maltiness and a bit of sweetness. Mild hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2094) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2013
draft - pours deep amber with ivory head and great lacing. Flavor is roast, caramel, herbal hops, citrus and rye(?). Good balance with bitterness winning out. Impressive.


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