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RATINGS: 742   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2009
bb2008 bottle, pretty ruby brown color with tan foam, aroma is caramelly malt, flavor has good hop gapefruit and malty flavors however finish is a little metallic

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (5994) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle at home, big thanks Doodler for just handing me the bottle! Pour was very dark hazy reddish with a nice half finger of creamy slightly tan head from 12 oz. Aroma brings big notes of pine, resin, and grass, some nice citrusy grapefruit sneaks in there with a rich toffee and caramel backbone, hints of spice in there as well. Taste is is a nice blend of quick bitter grass and pine, goes into very nice citrus with tangerine, some tropical fruit notes with mango, pineapple, and even more mango in there as well, hints of caramel, toffee, biscuit notes, goes into hints of spice, finishes nice and bitter but has some slight dryness in there too. Wow, delicious, delicious stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (5948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2006
Bottle courtesy of ross. Pours a hazy dark ruby-copper with an average size diminishing tan head. Fantastic aroma of piney and citrus hops along with caramel malt and brown sugar -- simple but it smells great. Delicious flavour of caramel malt and fruit followed by a nice amount of those aforementioned hops and though there’s some alcohol, for the most part it’s very well hidden. Nice full body, creamy mouthfeel -- man, this goes down easy and so smooth. This is a damn good IIPA, I’d have this on-hand all the time if it were available locally.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (5945) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Enjoyed at the Tosa YeHA 2005, bottles provided by Tom the Cougar, much thanks!

Ruby hued with a nice tan frothy head and outstanding lacing. The nose displayed a big juicy and fresh hop character with pineapple and starfruit, a little pepper and clove and a carmel bready malt vapor, very inviting indeed! The taste is surprisingly nicely balanced with those big hops playing well with the crystal malting. Snappy but never out of hand, finished with a spice kick in the buds. Sharp and biting but once again, never came off overpowering, the alcohol is well hidden behind that hop character. WOW, one most excellent brew, I enjoyed this more than half of the top 10 IIPA on the site. GET YA SOME!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (5938) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2008
UPDATED: APR 10, 2008 In short: IIPA with focus on the rich sweet malted body. Very good but far from the hop bomb the name suggests
How: Bottle (2007 batch) from Beerlando. Thanks a lot buddy!
The look: Clear burgundy body with a medium tan head
In long: A rather sweet beer with red apple skin, dried fruits and plums swimming in lots of caramel and toffee. Some red liquorice candy. Heavy malt profile to say the least. Short bitterness of medium intensity that mixes fruity and foresty flavours. 8.3% is apparent. Body is a bit fluffy and carbonation is comfortably average. This is a very good moderately hopped beer with the focus on the very nice rich and sweet malted body. Some might be disappointed by this very good beer but only because the name leads you to believe that you’re getting this over-the-top ultra-hoppy bitter IIPA but that’s not the case here. I’d even say the balance is towards the sweet malts. You can make an excellent romantic comedy but if you call it Terror at Death Creak you will get some disappointed customers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (5934) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
12 oz. bottle, pours a murky dark red / mahogany with a beige / tan head, one-finger in width. Very aromatic nose, with heaps of caramel malt providing a strong backbone, grapefruit, dark fruits and truckloads of resinous hops. Flavour is both sweet and hoppy, in superb balance, with truckloads of both resinous hops and grapefruity / caramel malt. Finishes sticky sweet and mildly bitter. Most excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (5842) - Newark, New Jersey, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5789) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2009
2 bouteilles de 12 oz partagées lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez Goldorak. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes et de caramel avec une pointe de résineux. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #2397)

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