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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8457) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle. Dark red amber body, clear with short tan head. Fruitcake, maraschino cherry-almond bread, pine, juicy ripe oranges, pressure-treated lumber and brown malts. Pumpernickel bread shows up in the finish. Brutal bitterness, medium-high sweetness, somewhat savory, decent malt firmness. It’s seemingly dry even though I can tell on the approach that it’s sweet. Sweet but not too sweet, and the hop acids cut the sugar well. With the silty / minerally Sierra Nevada yeast and strong pine resin character it seems like a different iteration of Celebration, which was one of the original American Red IPAs. So it’s got that going for it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8312) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy deep coppery ruby with 2-finger frothy off-white head. Nose is heavy piney hops, citrus, caramel malt. Tastes caramel malty, very resiny and hoppy, with a bitter piney finish. This one is a hop heads wet dream.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8276) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
2013-12-14. Crisp dark red brown body moderate head. 3+ Aroma is pleasantly hoppy over malty core. Flavour is richly malty up front, touch Of toasty roasty malt, mild bitterness. Average plus bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Enjoyable. On tap at Abraxas, Miami

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8249) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle from Thistle News. It pours deep red with a medium yellow-white head. The nose is bitter-sweet, pine, varnish, jammy berry and Dr Pepper. The taste is varnish, pine, caramel, red berry, jam, cherry cola, citrus peel and some alcohol. Med+ body and moderate carbonation. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (8140) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (8092) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle picked up at ’Jacks’ Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon, 20 November 2013 consumed at home, Thursday 21st November 2013 Crikey this is a blinder fron Sierra Nevada, bit pokey, with that sort of trademark SN thumbrint flavour but a lovely malty citrussy combination. Some loose swishy lemon, soft in mouth, dark copper with foamy light beige head. Alcohol does hit you with a hoppy splat, plenty of fresh hoppy burps here. Marvellous. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (7940) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
12oz bottle, 2013 vintage, beer camp #95. Dark red color, with lots of fine particles suspended in the body. Good thin khaki head, leaves decent lace. Piney, grapefruity, spicy big west coast hops, here. Spicy, chocolate malts, light caramel. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter, kind of tingly / softer carbonation, with a more dry finish. Bigger bitter taste, light sweet, and a spicy finish. Good assertively hoppy, spicy imperial red!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (7439) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle from Beercraft in Rohnert Park, CA. Clear amber pour with a small wispy head. Citrus / herbal hops with plenty of caramel and booze - comes off a little medicinal. Crisp on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle from the beer camp 12 pack. Pours a clear dark crimson amber with a medium sized beige head. Big sticky hops on the nose, citrus and grapefruit pith, earthy malt. Medium-bodied, long earthy bitter hops right away. Long quinine bitterness and a bit of toasty malt. Big and bitter. Lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2013
12oz bottle pours with a clear ruby red amber sort of colored body that supports a tan head of foam. The modest aroma has some roasted malts, malt sweetness, some vague hops and sweet dark fruity esters. The taste delivers roasted malts, malt sweetness, some pine hops, grassy resiny hops and a lime like citrus bitter hoppiness. Behind those notes murmurs sweet cherry to prune dark fruity esters. Not bad.


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