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RATINGS: 284   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (1928) - 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 (4062) - 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 (1947) - 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 (303) - 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 (4470) - 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 (3254) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dhunter151 (566) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
12oz bottle from 2013 Beer Camp. Pours reddish brown with a small white head. Pine, citrus, caramel. Strong bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Pours dark reddish brown with medium beige head. Aroma is sweet malt and floral and pine hops. Taste is sweet caramel malt upfront with some juicy sweet citrus on the follow through. Aftertaste is lingering sweet citrusy hops. Palate is thin and somewhat sticky. Overall nice balance and very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thisis12ptfont (858) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Aroma of strong hops. Deep crimson brown appearance with nice lacing. Strong flavor of hops upfront with a secondary wave of maple, brown sugar, cinnamon and oak. Alcohol is under the radar on this one. Overall, tastes like a standard american strong ale. Not bad at all yet, nothing really special or outstanding about this one.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11276) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle from the Folsom BevMo. Pours dark ruddy copper with a slight beige head. Aroma is malty with a touch of citrus. Med body. Flavor is malty with a heavy dose of citrus/resin hop. Maybe even something earthy in here. It’s tending towards a dry finish, but the malt is strong. Drinks very nicely.


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