mjg74 (2458) - 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 (2363) - 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. Iím not a big fan. No noticeable alcohol taste either.
Nephilium (1250) - 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 (305) - - 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 (1837) - 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 (369) - 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.
EdKing (1705) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2012. Clear brown, white head. Nose is is caramel, red fruit, citrous fruit, raspberry, earthy, malty. Taste is deep caramel malty, red fruit, raspberry, grapefruit and citrus hop. Nice balance of a lot of flavours on the palate.
brenn79 (1411) - Idaho, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours dark ruby red with a nice two finger off white head that looks like a root beer float and nicely draped lacework. Aorma is hops, Pacific Northwest hops, piney and resinous, grapefruit and moderately spicy. The taste is malt driven at first, sweet mellow malt followed by those NW hops, mildly bitter, but very hoppy. I am not usually a fan of these types of things, but Sierra Nevada knows their hops, and they balance wonderfully with the not overbearing malt, SN knows their shit.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The body is a bit heavy with good carbonation. Overall this one is mediocre. Itís fair enough, but my least favorite so far of the beer camps
PhatB420 (590) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep and dark mohogany red with cherry cola flavor in there too. Taste is strong hops, musky soil, and malt caramel red. threres a nice comparison between a dipa and a malty red here as both styles mix well. This brew takes on a grandiose flare when settled and poured appropriatley so into a stemmed belgain glass. Looks good, taste good, sierra nevada seldom dissapoints.