Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheMaha (56) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Hello my love how was your day? Poured from the 12oz bottle to a tulip. Less "red" that expected, appearance is a dark cherry wood. Aromas are superb!. First rush on the nose is a nice blend of fresh floral hops (A SN trademark) cherry, currant and caramel malts. The alcohol gives a pop on the end of the nose. Good complexity. Stone and tropical fruits also make themselves known in the aroma. The mouth feel is surprisingly light considering the bitterness from the hops. Bitter-fruity-juicy-with a touch of sweetness, the finish retains that clean Sierra Nevada Profile. This is and amazingly approachable ale. A bit of black plum and grapefruit, and caramel and toffee and and and...Just a lot going on. The abv is well hidden. I enjoyed the finish, long but not overpowering bitter and mouthwatering citrus. Fridge some of this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7895) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle at Chriso going Dutch tasting, 03/07/14. Dark amber with reddish hues and a good sized light beige covering. Nose is bitter citric peel, caramel malt, light spice, nutty tones, blood orange. Taste comprises red grapefruit, bitter hops, pine, caramel, candied fruit peel. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14282) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3rd July 2014
Craig on Heat Tasting at ChrisO’s. Lightly hazy deep orange amber beer, good pale tan head. Palate is airy and light, good fince carbonation. Light airy malts with a bitter toffee - caramel streak. Bitter marmalade hops. Whisper of red berry fruits. Hop spice. Light dry finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (13911) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle at chrisOs... Deep red brown... Small tan head... Soft dry toffee malts nosr... Soft sweet toffee fruits malt

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (1504) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2014
Flaska, ebest SB. Mörkrödbrun öl med gräddigt smutsvitt skum. Dofter av grapefrukt, persika, plommon, citrus och torkad frukt. Smakinslag av grapefrukt, karamell, apelsinskal, malt och torkad frukt. Mjuk och rund munkänsla. Medel mot stor beska. Försiktig sötma. Något för framträdande alkohol. Fyllig kropp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4285) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
Appearance: Deep amber color with a fine tan head. Lovely lacing down the glass.
Aroma: Fruity, malty and grapefruit hoppy.
Palate: Full to medium body. Slightly sweet, and a fresh bitterness. Average carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: Malty, plum, nutty, bready and grapefruit hoppy.
Overall impression: Powerful and nice hoppy ale in the fruit basket.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget web order, Sweden

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zacgillbanks (2088) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle from Trembling Madness, York. A dark hazy copper-red coloured beer with a very rich red rich fruity flavour, burnt toffee, pine and sarsaparilla notes and a bitter pine finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Burgers (237) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Cloudy dark amber with fair ecru head. Initial aroma overpowering hops later caramel and faint dried red fruits and nuts. Moderately sweet, quite bitter. Very sustained carbonation. Finish prolonged tempered bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crille (80) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2014
Pours dark red with a nice white head. Aroma is nuts, fruity, pine and toffee. The taste is grass, caramel, honey and some nice hop flavor. Very nice american strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5078) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle - Dark brown/red with a foamy head. Caramel, pine, dried fruit and soapy hops in the aroma. Fruity, warming and hoppy taste with grapefruit, dried apricot, raisins, malt and caramel detected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö, Norra Vallgatan
Cloudy dark amber color with small head. Aroma of caramel and some fruits, nutty. Bold, caramelly, moderately sweet, with very strong bitterness, plenty of hop resins and some bitter orange.
I prefer leaner beers, but this one too is very good.

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