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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 canít suppress the assertive, citrusy hop finale.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel (569) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2013
The pour is more of a mahogany brown than red. I suspect Iím in for a crystal malt bomb. Poured with a nice white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with a touch of cherries. Flavor is very strong cherry and cocoa notes with a citrus finish. Orange and bitter grapefruit rind dominate the finish. Pretty much exactly as advertised. Sweet candy malt meets west coast hops. Enjoyable and drinkable. Perfect beer for a fall night.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fattybladdy (560) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle to pint. Deep ruby color. Aroma of sweet malt and dark fruit. Taste is big on pine and strong malt, also red fruit and a bit boozy. Heavy beer. Bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brenhophead (559) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2013
12fl oz Bottle. Pours deep mahogany red with a small off white head. A light caramel/toffee aroma with a sweet passion fruit ting. Massive flavour hint as the beer rolls across the tongue. Straight up is the deep toffee/treacle and an assertive dry bitterness followed by a sweet tropical fruit. Wow almost as good as 8 Wiredís Tall Poppy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dhunter151 (546) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MattShizzle (541) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle - from "Beer Camp" sampler. Deep copper color. Mostly clear. Aroma is mostly malty with a bit of roast. Really good! Quite hoppy with some malt flavor. Would definitely buy a case of this if available.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gringo332 (539) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2013
12 oz. bottle, part of the Beer Camp 12 pack. Pours a deep ruby red with clear edges. One finger creamy beige head with a good amount of lace. Strong citrus hop aroma with a sweet caramel malt background. Lots of juicy citrus flavor softened by sweet malty goodness. Full bodied. Yummy!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cazort (516) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
I really liked this beer. It had some of the earthy qualities of an Irish red ale, but unlike that style, it was aggressively hopped. The hops mask the high alcohol content very well. Very pleasant to sip, a little overwhelming in flavor if you try to drink it too fast though. The hops have a fresh, light character, and I definitely notice citrus like the description claims, which is an interesting contrast to the earthy, caramely malt background. What I like most about this beer is that, especially if I sip it, it has a very light character, in spite of its richness, intense hoppiness, and high ABV. And it really is red--holding it up to the light was visually striking.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2013
12 oz bottle pours a reddish amber color with a thick off white head that leaves great lacing. Smells of caramel, dark fruit, citrus, and pine. Tastes of all the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is slick and oily with good carbonation and a semi dry finish. Not as good as last years version but still a pretty awesome Imperial red. A little on the hoppy end but still well balanced. This is the last beer I tried in this years pack. Canít wait to see what next years pack holds.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nsanders (499) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle. Cherry wood color with a creamy head. Lemony hops, grass, grapefruit, and alcohol. Has a light sweetness that carries through, and the typical sierra nevada hoppy bitterness. This was my favorite from the 2013 beer camp sampler.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackflag321 (483) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle pour to shaker. Slightly sweet, slightly roasted malt, light citrus. . . nothing dominates the taste, everything nicely balanced. A good beer.


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