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RATINGS: 748   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9137) - Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is citrus emphasizing orange with additional fruits and moderately sweet malt in the nose. The flavor has caramelized malt up front with some mild fruitiness toward the back. The finish has a medium bitterness that lasts. This has a nice combination of malty goodness and nice citrus hop bitterness. Medium plus bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. From notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
[4583-20120704] Bottle. Smoked fruit skins and candied malt aroma. Hazy, dark amber brown body with a quick creamy off-white head. Smoked fruity cheese malt flavour is thick with booze. Full body. Tasty and fulfilling. (7/3/7/4/14) 3.5
(w/ jercraigs)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8557) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Bottle. 2007. Rich toffee colored beer with a light tan head. Caramel, dark fruit, and citrus aroma. Citrus, pine flavor with lots of caramel. Not very IIPA like - the impreial red is more like it. Medium bodied. Lingering caramel, grapefruit/lemon, and some summer fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8462) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2008
Bottle. Pours a rich rub hue with a thick orange head that quickly goes down. The aroma is awesome; very sweet candies and fruits, think those fruitcakes that appear around Christmas. The taste is also very nice; a rich and sweet body, caramel, plum, candied oranges and cherry, some chocolate, a citrus hop and a light bitter finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8267) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Bottle at RBSG. Pours deep amber with a beige head. Hoppy aroma with herbal, earthy, and piney notes, as well as some sweet crystal malts. the flavor is well balanced, with sweet crystal malt and citric and earthy hops. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2007 Big thanks to Degarth for letting Quake1028 and I share this one.

It poured a murky red color with lasting tan head. Nice aroma of thick and syrupy malts creating a slight barleywine dark fruitiness with a pine to citrus hop backbone. The flavor is pretty malty for the style which works nicely. It starts with sweet malts and dark fruitiness. Then a drier roasted malts enter to give a nice added maltiness. After that a slight hop flavor joins the fun that is tough to pin down just which hop it may be. Nice mild beer that doesn’t represent the aggressive hoppiness indicated on the label.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (8190) - Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle to snifter (thanks Bunker). Looks solid; a semi-transparent brandish-brown with off-white lacing. Smells hot and malty. Tastes like it smells with some hops. Average on the palate. Alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2010
(Bottle, Akkurat, Stockholm, 31 March 2010) Dark amber colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of pine needles, citrus, caramel and a touch of chocolate. Fruity, hoppy taste with pine needles, black-currant and caramel. Above medium body, balanced sweetness. Generous piney bitterness. Well balanced with alcohol well hidden. Very nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
2007 bottle thanks to ucusty. Not really a DIPA; ASA like Port’s Shark Attack. Pours with a light brown, foamy head covering a hazed deep red body. Great lacing. Aroma of molasses, brown sugar, caramel, plum, raspberry, and citrus hops. Taste is nice and sweet with strong malts and fruits. Taste takes a back seat. Syrupy mouthfeel with nice bubbles. This is a great beer that I would drink all the time if it was available in Dallas!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Got this in a trade. I prize this beer for its originality and quality. Big hop aroma with a sweet malty flavor that finishes with delicious hops. Creative and yummy!

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