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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3231) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dhunter151 (531) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zsb19 (160) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thisis12ptfont (834) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10932) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
abcfan (712) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Decent. Pours red with a tan head. Aroma is primarily sweet malt and hops. Taste is full of bread notes, finishes bitter hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Draft. Caramel beer with a cream head. Light grapefruit and light caramel aroma. Grapefruit and caramel flavor with pine and light aspirin. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and caramel linger with light pine and light aspirin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6302) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
12oz bottle, 2013 vintage, beer camp #95. Dark red color, with lots of fine particles suspended in the body. Good thin khaki head, leaves decent lace. Piney, grapefruity, spicy big west coast hops, here. Spicy, chocolate malts, light caramel. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter, kind of tingly / softer carbonation, with a more dry finish. Bigger bitter taste, light sweet, and a spicy finish. Good assertively hoppy, spicy imperial red!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (3814) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Aroma is pine, green onions/celery and spices. The flavor is citrus, grapefruit, a good hint of green onions/celery that fades into being more mild heat, malts and a dry and bitter finish. Could have done without the green onion/celery flavor, otherwise it was decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle. Deep garnet pour, one-finger beige head. Nose is resiny, with notes of dark berries, candied citrus, caramel, and bark. Sweet and hoppily bitter. Sticky but dry palate. I don’t generally dig this kind of beer, but this one sort of hit the spot.

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