Westmeister (1754) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber with medium off white head and some sticky lacing. Smell is piney hops and almost raw grains. Taste is resinous and pine hops, fruit cocktail, heavy malts. Quite abrasive, but in a good way. I am liking this camp pack but not as much as last year as a whole.
poisoneddwarf (1716) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from the 2012 variety pack bought from work. Pours hazy amber with a medium cream-colored head that falls in a minute, leaving a blanket of foam and some lace. Aroma is biscuity, caramelly; could be more prominent. Taste is roasty, biscuity, starting out lightly sweet before becoming quite bitter. Has flavors of caramel, cinnamon. Alcohol is hidden extremely well. If I didn’t know better, I would guess this was in the 5 or 6% range. Tastes like an amped up version of Fat Tire. Nice one.
JPDurden24 (1579) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a roasty, malty and hoppy red. It is ok, but nothing special. Very dark red pour.
crossovert (7410) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tastes like a generic red ale that every brewery and their mother brews but amped up. It isn’t bad.
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Windy City. Nose is fairly malty with some roastiness and hops. Malty with some sweetnes and a decent citric hop bite.
Blairgus (2614) - California, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
15 aug 2012, bottle. Clear red/ amber, no bubbles. Nose is dried leaf hops and red ale malt. Med body and mildly fizzy. Harsh red ale malt. Butter dried leaf hops. Odd red ale. I’m not a big fan. No noticeable alcohol taste either.
Nephilium (1359) - Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Restrained grapefruit and caramel notes in the aroma, pours a clear dark red, with a thin light-tan head. Nice blend of caramel malts and bitter hops in the flavor, with a lingering bitter finish. Slick mouthfeel, with a fairly full body. This is a nice representation of the Imperial Red style, and could work as an introduction to some of the more aggressive beers out there.
ozarkspops (361) - - AUG 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good representation of one of my favorite styles. Deep amber color. Thick head. Grapefruit is the most prominent hop flavor. It's an imperial but not too much of an alcohol taste.
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rougeau13 (2003) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear reddish-amber with a frothy, khaki head; nice lacing. Aroma of pine, resin, grapefruit, and crystal malt. Taste is resinous and a bit malty sweet and bitter. Medium body. Hop forward for sure. Good stuff.
pras (464) - Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep burgundy (httr!) color . Hoppy aroma of pine and citrus. Flavor is much like the aroma, piney and citrusy, slightly astringent. Nice warming beer. Alcohol content is in balance with the strong hop flavor.