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Sly Fox Imperial Red Ale (Blob)

Sly Fox Imperial Red Ale (Blob)
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A monstrously strong, full bodied red ale with an abundance of malt and copious amounts of 3 different domestic hops. It was introduced as "Blob Ale" in conjunction with the annual Phoenixville BlobFest, hosted by the Colonial Theater.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrotherBenny (9) - Alabama, USA - JUL 19, 2007 does not count
On draft at Royersford, and also a growler to take home. Dark, clear ruby red, with a short head and lacing that remained throughout each pint. Excellent balance between the malt and hops, and strong in both. A wonderful beer, very much enjoyed, and hopefully one that we will see again. Great Job!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Intense & complex beer, very delicious, an outstanding beer, dark amber in color, light brown head with great lacing around the glass, caramel, bread & citrus in the aroma, full-bodied yet smooth & drinkable, lots of malt in the flavors with notes of toasted bread, light caramel & grapefruit, intense & long-lasting finish, a beer that will overpower you, smooth finish with hints of alcohol & more caramel & citrusy hops, an outstanding beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Draft at P-ville, followed by a growler from Royersford. The pour is chill hazy deep ruby coppery, with 1-finger tan head. Aroma of big hops, caramel malt, cabernet, and some black pepper. The taste is hoppy, citric, with a firm caramel malt base coupled with some cabernet and berry notes. It tastes a lot like one of the varietal IIPas mixed with some Panacea and some berries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Dark amber color with small offwhite head. Malty roasted aroma. The taste was the same with sweet roasted nut notes throughtout. Rich and full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Draft @ Royersford. Reddish amber with a light off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, earthy-floral hops, and some light fruit - apples, berries. Flavor has a nice earthy hop/malt mix with some caramel, bread, and fruit thrown in. Another good one from SF.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Sampled from a growler: Pours a transparent copper amber with a nicely-lacing light tan head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty caramel and fresh, green piny hops. Body starts with some light caramel malty sweetnes and good, fresh resiny hop character toward a crisp bittersweet finish. A pretty nice imperial red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Tap @ Sly Fox. The beer poured a clear red color with an off-white head. There was a malty caramel arom with notes of earthy and sweaty hops. The flavor was mildly sweet from malt. The hop flavor grows steadily from the middle to the finish and lasts well past the malt. The finish was long a big on the bitterness with some alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6135) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Poured a red amber color with a small, tight, creamy, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, earth, light pine, caramel malts, and a floral hoppiness as well. Taste of caramel, citrus, tobacco, resin, berries, grapefruit, toffee malts, light roast, and a bit of alcohol as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Pours a amber brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is caramel, roasty, with a earthy hops. Flavor is caramel. some roast, and a bitter piney, citrus finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Thaks to Tyrone for the growler and eric for the many samples on tap at his house. Pours a medium to deep amber, hazy with a nice lasitng head. Aroma is american citric hops- hint sof metallic earhty citrus cascades, some sweet orangey citrus centennial and possibly grapefruit pine columbus hops- with a crystally caramel malt. Good thick sweet caramel malts, but a bit too sharp with too dark crystal malts, buttery caramel with molasses, with all the citrusy hops- orange and a bit of cat pee./ Relatively smooth with a decent tacky bitterness in the end. This was a pretty good double red.

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