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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alliance100 (636) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Draft at Logan's Alley, pours a deep red, aroma - herbal pine notes , lots of malt and citrus bitterness , pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerman6686 (4301) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2013
This poured a murky red with a beige head. Aroma was caramel, toast, and earthy hops. Flavor was similar, basically an overmalted impy ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4126) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle... Poured brownish, mostly dark burgundy red with a moderate egg-shell head. Malty nose with a hint of hazelnuts. Big toasted malts here with lots of sweetness. Still some bitterness from green, floral hops to mix it up. Some alcohol warmth, but not overly boozy. Full, thick mouthfeel, a little sticky on the palate and slight bit of acid. Some dark fruit esters but ultimately the malt out weighted everything else here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (4742) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate caramel, fruit, sweet citrus, light grapefruit, and dusty yeast notes. It pours a transparent dark oranish-brown with a two finger beige head that leaves behind a good amount of sticky webbing. The flavor starts with fruit, caramel, and a touch of cola. The finish has light-moderate citrus and grapefruit. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, It’s comes across like a fruity American Barley Wine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Love love love this brew. Sampled in a 24 oz bottle. Really malty with fresh hop flavors. A great brew that I can’t get enough of.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2013
bottle. amber red with small head. caramel malt and light crystal malts. big big hops that you’d expect. very nice and smooth despite some light booziness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (1677) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle from Moe’s. Bright garnet red with lasting head and lace. Fresh woody piney hop aroma with a little caramel. Malty toasted mildly roasted caramel with some fruity notes and assertive woody piney and grapefruit rind lingering bitter finish. Lively fine carbo enhances the hop finish. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2674) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Pours a dark amber with red highlights. The aroma is sweet with caramel and bread. The flavor has the sweetness up front but quickly gives way to the citrus and peppery hops. Quite dry with a very nice after taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dagimp (714) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2013
From a 12 oz purchased at The Greeks into a pint glass of some sort. Pours a crimson red. Three or so inches of head and some sticky lacing. Very nice piney aroma with some lighter fruit mixed in. Mouthfeel is sticky with a solid amount of carbonation. Taste is first off a scotch ale but then the hops kick in. After which its bitter and piney. Some skunk, veggies and pineapple. Glad to have tried it and I could see myself drinking it when I feel like a big ass red IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Ei8hty (1170) - Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Very hearty caramel body with strong notes of molasses. Some rich toffee sweetness and a bit of chocolate. Big fruit sweetness. Pine and grass with a big citrus rind component. Strong and somewhat boozy.


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