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RATINGS: 281   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhatB420 (625) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2013
12oz into a stemmed belgian. Head is heafty and full with marshmellow likeness. Aroma is sweet plums, rasin, blackberries, and soil. Taste is malty up front, the amber offering bring forth a smooth ride down the pallate, but forthcoming hop bombs ring in a diffrent tune and spice this one up some. Its a full frontal blast of amber excellence in the long run. Caramel malt tranfusions usher in a resounding balance of continuation, as does the yeast balance and the full bodied brew. The abv centers along the line of resounding but does not seem too out of line. This brew hols steady along the line and is my second favorite tihs year. I really like how the hops sneak right in and shower one with the bitterness and juicky flow of an ipa, then the malts overturn such action and befuddle the course, bring this version an imperial status. Nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nsanders (499) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle. Cherry wood color with a creamy head. Lemony hops, grass, grapefruit, and alcohol. Has a light sweetness that carries through, and the typical sierra nevada hoppy bitterness. This was my favorite from the 2013 beer camp sampler.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (2854) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2013
An average, yet still tasty imperial red ale. Aroma was decent. Big on roasted malt, ash and burnt caramel. Pour was a nice deep dark red with a one finger off white head. Taste was nice. Roasted malt melds nicely with the heavy hop bitterness. The hops contribute more bitterness than flavor, however. Finish is bitter and wet. Nice carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rocbyter (1898) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Moderate resin hop aroma with a light amount of malt. Hazy red color with a medium off white head. Starts with a mild bitter flavor that becomes very string in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1751) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Overall: I liked this beer, but I remember last year’s camp pack imp red ale was much more one sided hoppy. This version is certainly more American Strong than red as the malt component is fierce with the assertive piney hoppiness still. Booze is prevelant, caramel malts, fruity. Super clean palate with medium thickness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
roxtersoxter (307) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Pours dark amber with large tan head out of bottle. Hop aroma with hint of grapefruit. Hoppy taste with finish of grain. Surprisingly great beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2013
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/8/2013. Pours moderately cloudy ruby red color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, peach, pineapple, caramel, bread, floral, light pine, and floral earthiness. Very nice aroma with good complexity and big hop presence with a fair amount of malt balance; and good strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, orange rind, peach, pineapple, pine, caramel, bread, floral, grass, and floral earthiness. Good amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, peach, pineapple, pine, caramel, bread, floral, grass, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of hop flavors with a moderate malt balance; with a good bitterness/sweetness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Imperial red ale. All around good balance and complexity of hop flavors with moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiddleBrau (938) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Really nice deep ruby red color and full head. Rich malt nose with citrus hop aroma. This is a full feeling beer, lots of malts that are still upstaged by the hops. Reminds me of ABastard with it full richness. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thicksuds (427) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Wow, sierra nevada did beer camp right this year, some strong ones in the mix as well to make that $21 worth it. Seriously perfect imperial red, hoppy, crisp, smooth, and a really nice finish. Totally worth picking this mix pack up.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Growler. Clear reddish amber with a dense off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, citrus pine and floral hops. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, bitter hops and some dry alcohol. Medium body with a bitter finish. Nice beer, the bitterness balances out the sweet malt.


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