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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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a hazy burgundy color. There’s a nice head capping it off; it’s about two fingers high, off white in shade, and rather frothy in its texture. As the head recedes (retention is good), the lacing left behind is quite prevalent. S: This one seems to focus on the herbal and piny hops, with noticeable caramel and toffee to balance. Very little in terms of citrusy hop notes. The overall combination - piny hops, tons of caramel - don’t really appeal to me, but this one works rather well. As it warms up, a little more maltiness shines through. T: I’ve noticed a few comparing this to cannabis. And by gawd, they’re on to something. It opens relatively sweetly, with the usual caramel-and-toffee suspects at the forefront. It takes a bit of time to build, but soon after, a great deal of resiny hops explode on the palate. It’s not just generically bitter - the weed, herb, and pine notes are decently defined. As bitter as it is, it doesn’t bother me in the least. A twinge of sweet caramel reappears in the distant aftertaste; maybe that’s why. M: It’s gotten to the point where an amber ale has to finish crisply in order for me to actually like it. And this does. It’s a little sweet on the aftertaste, but that’s no big deal. This one gives me a bit of a cottonmouth feel post-swallow...OMG JUST LIKE WEED. THIS IS WEED BEER, BRO. O: I usually do not like any amber ale that isn’t made by Troegs. This is a welcome exception to that rule. Wow, imagine that, an amber ale that brings the hops and treats the malt like an unwanted mother-in-law (there, but kept in that dingy room away from the good times), what a novel concept. This and Nugget Nectar are probably the only two ambers I could willingly drink multiple servings of.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (1955) - SWEDEN - APR 16, 2014
@Stordirren: mustig doft av malt, humle och vitpeppar. Smaken är besk men fyllig och inte alls så tokig. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MagnusTjader (71) - Mullsjö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
.................…......................... via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joakgust (762) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2014
Bottle. Red amber beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of citrus, peaches, pine needles and caramel. Flavor is fruity with notes of citrus, caramel, apricots, nuts and pine needles. Well balanced with a nice hop bite.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (3760) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2014
Bottle from SB cons 2014-04-02 Göteborg AR: thick Seville orange and apricot marmalade, pine AP: thick oily brownish red body, wee frothy reddish beige deminishing foam F: heavy bitterness, thick fluid, grape fruit, lemon, orange zest, dried apricots, carbonation is wee bubbels - sharp, metallic alcholic bi flavor and some cookie dough

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a dark red colored body with a two finger white foamy head that dies within a minute, clingy lacing graces the sides of the glass. The smell had a big caramel maltiness up front like an American Red Ale, but some persistent piney hops try to strike in on the nose, a slight biscuity element evades into the aroma as well. The taste was mainly sweet with the piney hops try to add a bitter element that stays subdued for the most part, caramel aftertaste, sticky finish. On the palate, she sat at medium, somewhat sessionable. Carbonation is pretty smooth but doesn’t necessarily have the sharp bitter assault I sometimes expect from some of Sierra Nevada’s brews. I still like this beer for the most part. Overall, I would say this is a good beer that I would have this again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ardbeguser (18) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Really excellent beer. Lovely hop aroma, which follows through in the taste, but with real body and depth. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1085) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2014
Aroma: Smelling of brown bread, apple, toffee, honey and grass.
Appearance: A hazy chestnut colored beer. A high off-white head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting toffee, sweet bread, orange marmalade, grass and grape-fruit peel.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a soft texture. A big body with a dry finish.
Overall: Very intense, malts and hops balanced.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at home. (Vintage 2013) Reviewed 2014-03-28.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle at home from drinkstore. Dark resinous dank, opaque garnet with fluffy beige head. Fairly bitter, full bodied, gentle carbonation, burnt toast, slightly acrid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7415) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2014
355 ml / 12 fl oz bottle at Tant Selmas, Ludvika, on March 25, 2014. Beer Camp #95, 2013.
Clear dark reddish brown color, smallish tan head. Sweet, malty, hoppy, grassy scent, some alcohol and rye. Sweet, malty, grainy, bitter, hoppy, rye taste. Dry, grainy, bitter, grassy, grapefruit zest and pith afttertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VictorStr (979) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
Tyckte verkligen denna var kalas. Del sötma i aromen. Bra blandning mellan sötma och beskan i smaken. Beskan sitter kvar ett tag. Döljer akolholen på ett behagligt sätt. Lagom kolsyrad.


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