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RATINGS: 288   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BucannonXC5 (1062) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Type: 12-oz. glass Glass: Manzanita pint glass From: BevMo in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif. Price: $19.99 (with BevMo card) for the 2013 variety 12-pack Purchased: Aug. 9, 2013 Consumed: Aug. 9, 2013 Misc.: Thought I saw either a born on date or best by on the bottle, but I couldn’t decipher the numbers. Almost want to say best by Nov. 23, 2013. Poured a dark red, almost mahogany color with three fingers of frothy khaki tan head. A healthy amount of pretty event layered foamy lacing. Great retention on the top all the way down. Initially smelled wet Cascade hops and caramel malts, probably leaning toward the latter. Other malts were toffee, toasty bread and a tad bit of chocolate or cocoa. Hops that came in after were pine, soapy, lime and floral. Smells more like a regular IPA than anything else. Taste was more like what I pictured. Got smooth caramel malts, toasty bread, roastiness, rye hops, iced tea, bread, toffee and faint chocolate. Very good. Medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, bitter finish. I really enjoyed this beer. Nice and smooth with good balance. I’d definitely have it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1250) - Northville, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours deep reddish amber with a bit of medium debris and a yellowy off-white head. Piney aroma with sweet caramel hints. Flavor has a citrus and piney, occasionally tropical hoppiness with toasty caramel malts. Pretty enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VenomousViper (25) - Oak Hill, West Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Pours a cherry red with a one finger head that goes away quickly. Aroma of malt and hops. Tastes of caramel malt and hops on the back end. Surprisingly easy drinking for a fairly high abv beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1243) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2013
12oz bottle, from Downer Wine and Spirits. Pours a deep, ruby red color with a fluffy tan head that fades and leaves some lacing on the glass. Aroma is hoppy, pine, a little orange citrus. Medium on the palate vith very creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, a little nutty, hoppy, pine, citrus, grapefruity, with a clean bitter finish. Another nice beer in the Beer Camp series.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2025) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber/crimson with a tight khaki soapy head that rests to a wispy spotty film. Aroma is strong resinous piny hops and spice. Taste is more bitter piny citrus hops with spice and earthy notes and a brunt caramel malt and warming booze. Palate is medium to full with a sticky dry warming finish. Me dig it!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4717) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 9, 2013
12 ounce. West Coast red with big caramel flavors. Hoppy. Malty. Bit chewy. Orange zest. Nice take on the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (1999) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2013
dark amber pour with a thick tan head. aroma is fruity, citrusy, some toasted maltiness. flavour is citrusy hop, caramel/toffee, light nuttiness to the malt. strong bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
michcam8 (369) - Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Dark amber red with a nice tan head. Lots of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is so/so...sweet carmel malts and red candy sugar. Taste is mostly malt sweet, with some bittering hops left on the palate. Overall, not too bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4789) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Pours bright mahogany into a Sam glass. Off-white head with good retention recedes to coat surface. Hot caramel and resin aromas. Sweet caramel and toffee upfront turning slightly hot in the lasting tropical fruit and resin finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3342) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Bottle-12 pk beer camp purchased at Total Wine in Springfield, VA August 2013 Pours deep copper hue with a lovely soapy lite kacki head. Nose is very resionous, pine, grapefruit, caramel, toasted grains, Smells awesome! Perfect marriage of hops and malts. Flavors are very resinous hops, nice sweet toasted malts, caramel, lots of resin. Lots of piney resinous bitterness here. Body is full, lush and somewhat over carbonated however, that aids to this beer actually. Its like Bigfoot in some ways, just not quite as big and./or malty. fantastic brew!


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