airrick2003 (850) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
AirForceHops (5859) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
GIJOE (1075) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
argo0 (12921) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
SpringsLicker (3386) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
mcox90 (1859) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Scooterb1 (14) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice change of pace. A little malty and hoppy, but it is refreshing and not very bitter
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ben4321 (5477) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
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.
DrinkinWell (389) - - JAN 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.