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RATINGS: 746   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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This mammoth imperial red ale leads with a tantalizing hop aroma that is quickly complemented by an enormous malt backbone. Finishing with a multitude of hoppy goodness, this “Monster Beer” is truly not for the faint at heart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10700) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2005
Pours caramel to amber with a tan head. Floral hop bouquet wiht a caramel malt nose. Sweet hop flavor, very smooth, with a malty finish. Medium-bodied palate, refreshing and fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10684) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2009
Bottle thx to lbrew2or3. Dark murky amber coloured. Huge light brown head. Spruce, fruits, caramel, spice, herbs, light fruits and flowers in the aroma. Flavour of pine, spice, grape, light caramel, herbs and flowers. Medium to full bodied. Dry herbal bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10660) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Pours dark muddy brown with tan head. Nose of rye, malt and hops. Taste of brown sugar, caramel malt, hops and rye.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle from TheBeerCellar. Thanks! Pours a deep muddy brown with a thin head. Retention not so good, lacing good. Aroma is strong malt with an earthy hop profile perfectly blended in. Taste is oily hops with a nutty malt profile. Terrapin is fast becoming a favorite brewery of mine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (10255) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Bottle, from total wine. Pours an amber color. Aroma hits with caramel malt and some serious hop notes flood the nose. Flavor has some resin, citrus and floral hops while a big malt backbone keep this one from being a big hop bomb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10076) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2007 Bottle... This beer rocks!... Clear, deep mahogany ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. Floral, evergreen, earthy notes and caramel in the nose. Big beer! Hopped like crazy, but solid enough malt to put the lupalin to the test. A touch of caramel and a good bit of late-arriving bitterness and pungency. Medium to full-bodied with an astringent mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Finishes, medium bitter, herbal and very grassy. World class hop experience! Thanks to GoldTwins for the bottle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Bottle acquired in trade with kp (thanks!). Poured a deep amber/copper color with a small sized off white head. Araoms of pine (fresh pine needles), oranges and some caramel. Tastes of oranges and caramel. Alcohol content well hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (9447) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2008
Bottle from Captain Couger. Pours Reddish with restrained but noticeable foam, in my anti-gravity glass.Very very smooth, though hoppy. Alcohol hits you without noticing in taste. Malty, satisfying, though not overly complex. Well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9350) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Sample at the "Beer Tasting on the Front Porch". Pours an iced tea color with a medium beige head that diminishes steadily to a wispy film. Rings of lacing. Aroma of hops, sweet molasses and malt. Medium body with flavors of resiny hops, bready malt and pine. The finish is hoppy with a sweet malty aftertaste. Good IIPA all around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 8, 2010
355mL courtesy of tastybeer. Apparently this is contract brewed at Flying Dog in Maryland. Hmmm. The pour is a hazy, deep mahogany looking opaque brune in the glass. A huge, rocky, yellow head erupts and sticks around indefinitely and finally subsides leaving big lace. Aroma is cheesy old hops, caramel, toast, brown sugar. Taste is salty, bitter, chewy, toffee, sweaty, some prickly alcohol warming coming through. Palate is watery, dry, biting.

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