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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle:   Deep rich dark caramel, moderate to large foamy tan head, very nice lacing.   Sweet citrusy nose, hoppy, a touch candied.   Smooth on the tongue, sweet, citrusy, hoppy, some candied citrus peel notes.   Flavorful without being overly bitter.   Some pith and peel in there as well, but the sweetness balances out that bitterness.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Finishes clean, light bitterness, sweet citrusy notes, some caramel malts, just plain ole good!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (2530) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Reddish amber with a thin head. Flavor is soft fruit. Flavor is raspberry, nut, tart intense bitterness, warming alcohol on a long palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1332) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2013
Pours a dark reddish amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, fruit, pine, caramel and some hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a fruity and light hoppy finish. Great stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1151) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Tap at abraxas, miami. Dark reddish brown color, tanned head. Little fruity aroma, little alcohol, malts. Malty body, fruity, hint of alcohol, hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2105) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle from Theatre of Wine, Greenwich. Reddish-brown pour with a white head. Raspberry, toffee, walnut and blackberry aroma. Full on dark fruit action in the flavour. Rich, boozy mouthfeel Very nutty finish. Nice stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillWyce (723) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
From notes: Poured hazy red-amber with a 1-finger light tan head. Aroma of citrus hops with nutty malt beneath. Medium-to-full body, lightly oily with a slight dryness in the finish. Flavor of citrusy hops, with nutty and caramelly malt beneath.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16719) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy weak piney hoppy aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter flavor with weak hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy caramel finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (1029) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2013
355ml bottle. Pours a hazy ruby amber, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves reasonable lacing. Resin and floral hops mix with caramel malt and a touch of peach to create the aroma. Resin, kiwifruit and melon hops up front lead into a toffee malt mid-palate. White pepper and resin hops come into the finish. This is a very enjoyable imperial red ale, which really nails the balance between assertive hops and smooth malt that is such a hallmark of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jd543 (398) - SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2013
Beautiful clear red with a thin-medium beige head which dissipates quite quickly. Aroma of caramel malts, citrus hops, a little burnt butterscotch. Sweet with a bitter finish. Oily texture, low carbonation. Really nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (388) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Nice beer. Not to overpoweing for having such a high abv. Tasted really goodom such a cold night. Would not mind drinking this beer again


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