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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
It wasn’t always his temperament, but they were the ones ... the ones that went looking for him after all. Today is a new day. Lobstah Killah Imperial Red Ale is a special blend of Maris Otter and other malts balance a resiny mix of Columbus, Cascade and Simcoe hops. Our hoppy imperial red ale is the beer of choice for imperial decisions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (757) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Appearance: pours with a large tan head with hues of brown, head settles quickly, the beer is a very cloudy dark amber color, it has some peach particles that settled to the bottom Aroma: strong grain, smoke, chocolate maybe, smells good Taste: very thick malt backbone, small amount of caramel sweetness, has a strong bitter finish, smokey, Palate: heavy mouthfeel, average carbonation, bitter aftertaste Overall: definitely an imperial beer, heavy thick mouthfeel, nice aroma, decent taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (4993) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 6, 2015
22 oz bottle. Purchased at One Stop Market. Deeper ruby color that shows a brighter red when held to the light. Some moderate head retention that sticks to the side of the snifter. Aroma is caramel and brown sugar with a big pine influence.

The mouthfeel has a syrupy sticky texture that coats my tongue. That is not a huge problem because the pine resin and grapefruit zest really does the job to cut through the sweet malts and sugar. The bitterness lingers and it has to balance the brew. Jeez, after sipping it I didn’t notice the alcohol at all until to was room temp. And that all the pine really gets to be a bit over the top. Overall this is a one trick pony but that one trick is done very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (1000) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Pours a hazy brown with a thick, frothy, tan head that stays long. Sticky lacing. Nose is hoppy, notes of pine. Taste is bitter with a nice malty backbone. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12498) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2014
22oz bottle. Large beige head atop dead-yeasty-hazed copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, pine/grapefruit, light spicy, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some pine, grapefruit, toffee. Medium body, light stickiness, resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3288) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Cloudy dark amber body with a tall, long lasting, off-white head. Sweet cotton candy molasses aroma. Lots of sweetness and bitterness in the flavor. Reminds me of Arrogant Bastard. Heavy, sweet and coarse bitterness. OK if you like this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (1736) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Sampled at Julio’s Spring Beer Fest. Poured a hazy reddish amber with a 1/4" beige head. Sweet caramel malt aroma, backed by pine resin. Flavor is that nice balance of hoppy bitterness and malt sweetness. Full bodied with a resinous coating on the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Draft at Plan B in Glastonbury, CT. Pour is a filtered deep amber with an off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, honey, pine and citrus. Taste is malty but equally hoppy. Lots of caramel and bitter hops with some sharp aromatic hops as well. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scooterb1 (14) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Nice change of pace. A little malty and hoppy, but it is refreshing and not very bitter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 2/5/14

Aroma: The nose is citrus hop, a little resin, with some caramel and toasted malts
Appearance: It pours a dark reddish color with a small beige head and average lace
Flavor: Similar to the nose, light-medium sweet and medium bitter, the hops feel a touch muted
Palate: The body is medium, its quite sticky on the mouth, with a somewhat dry finish
Overall Impression: This is a decent, but not great Imperial Red. The hops aren’t quite to the level flavor-wise that you’d like them to be in this style. Decent, but not amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkinWell (389) - - JAN 31, 2014
Pours dark amber with frothy caramel colored head. The hoppy aromas are immediate, with hints of citrus. Tangy, slight sweet flavor balanced with a generous helping of hops. Bready malts and a hint of spice round it out. Nice imperial ale.

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