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The Brew Kettle Imperial Red Eye

The Brew Kettle Imperial Red Eye
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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When we stopped bottling in 22oz bombers we discontinued the original Red Eye and upped the gravity so it fit better between our White Rajah IPA and Old 21 Imperial IPA. We also upped the hops a bit and made it draft only. We plan to brew it about 4 times a year for the foreseeable future.


3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pottygok (469) - Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Aroma: Hints of malt and faint hints of pine and floral hops, but I almost had to snort the beer to get it. Appearance: Dark amber with rich tan head that dissipates quickly. Taste: Light bitterness that grows across the tongue. Palate: Medium body, average carbonation, slick texture, soft finish. Overall: A bit disappointing for an imperial anything. Little depth here. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2145) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Draft in a nonic pint glass. Nose is citrus, rye and caramel. Sip adds booze, grapefruit, and more booze. Light to medium body. Quite bitter but not over the top. Slight spice finish of some sort. I canít quite put my finger on it. Quickly dries the lips. Loved reading the previous ratings but I donít agree. This was rough and quickly got boring.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3153) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Tap. Pours red amber, medium creamy beige head, great lacing. Aroma is hoppy, grapefruit, pine, passion fruit. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, a bit harsh, pine. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2659) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2014
On tap at the Daily Growler. Copper pour with creamy light tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and little citrus. Tastes toasty spice and citrus. Good balance. Not to my taste, but well done. 7.4

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (2981) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Draft pour at the source. Pours a darker amber with a beige head of foam. The aroma has some pine, earth, caramel, and tropical fruits. Sweet, fruity notes dominate. A lot of tropical fruit throughout. Quite tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Sample at the brewpub. Hazy reddish-amber color with a medium foamy light beige head that diminishes gradually. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops and roasted malt. Medium to full body with flavors of piney hops, malt and caramel. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. Above average overall.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013

7/21/2013: Brew Kettle Imperial Red Eye - According to Jack Kephart, the head brewer at The Brew Kettle Produciton Works, "When we stopped bottling in 22oz bombers we discontinued the original Red Eye and upped the gravity so it fit better between our White Rajah IPA and Old 21 Imperial IPA. We also upped the hops a bit and made it draft only. We plan to brew it about 4 times a year for the foreseeable future." So thatís the story of this beer. But it is good? ABSOLUTELY FEAKINíLUTLY! Letís start with the beerís appearance. Talk about beautiful! Itís ruby to garnet in color with a dense, lasting beige head and clean complexition. The aroma just screams Pacific Northwestern-Style Red IPA to me - one of my favorite styles. There is nothing better to me when I smell a beer like this that suggests a nice caramel malt backbone with a pine and juicy tangerine hoppiness. I love it already. Ah yes... The flavor definitely delivers exactly what I was hoping to get. Rich, caramelized maltiness with just a touch of toast smothered with an ample amount of juicy citrus (orange, tangerine, red grapefruit) and a lovely pine and sticky resin hoppiness. The beer has a generous level of bitterness, but neither it nor the sweetness from the malt overwhelms or dominates the other. Wow, what a delicious and well-constructed beer. I love it. This is definitely a GREAT beer the best one of the day.

Draught (growler fill) shared by Brian. Thank you! Rating #4 for this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6375) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Taster on tap at Neonís. Clear red, slightly orange color. Thin light khaki head. Respectable lace. Bigger body. Lighter, smooth somewhat softer carbonation, more dry finish. Some tropical fruity hop, light spicy malt. Hint of chewy, spicy hop. Moderate to stronger bitter taste, lighter sweet taste. Good spicy hop aftertaste, hint of the alcohol. Satisfying imperial red IPA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5452) - Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Draft to snifter. I donít believe this is an American Strong Ale; itís more like an imperial amber/red IPA. Looks good; a hazy mahogany with beige head that dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells solid; bitter hops with a malty amberish backbone.Tastes like it smells with a nicely balanced mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Sample at The Brew Kettle on 9/11/12. Clear red pour with a thick beige head. Malty nose with slight caramel notes and citrusy hops. Malty flavor with a citrus and pine hop burst throughout. Tasty!


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