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RATINGS: 288   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33727) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2014
12 fl oz bottle. Pours and golden amber with no head. Aroma is citrusy, dry and slight herbal. Dry and citrusy flavoured. Crisp hoppy. Bitter and dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2014
Bottled. A red beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of fruits, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and bread.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (22429) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle at Bishops Arms Savoy. Clear orange-red coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hops and grass. Fruity flavour of caramel, grass, hops and licorice. Dry hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18587) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17079) - , 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (16213) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle at chrisOs... Deep red brown... Small tan head... Soft dry toffee malts nosr... Soft sweet toffee fruits malt

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15990) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (14676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Draft. Murky amber brown color, massive tan head with good retention. Aroma of pine boughs dipped in burnt caramel. Taste is sweet burnt butterscoth, a bit if pepper, bitter, boozy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13203) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle shared at the July 2014 chriso tasting - London. Pours clear penny copper with a frothy white head. Big piney hop nose with secondary notes of orange rind and dried caramel. Medium sweet flavor with grainy bread, pine, earth and orange. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation and oily texture. Resinous finish with more pine and grainy toasted bread. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (12348) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy red/amber beer with a nice offwhite head. Hoppy caramel and bread aroma, berries, hay, fruity, citrus, nuts, floral notes. Hoppy fruity flavor, caramel, rapes. herbal, grapefruit, floral notes. Nice hoppy beer with alcohol well hidden.


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