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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: American Strong Ale
Bakewell, England
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Red Ale


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (909) - - AUG 24, 2012
Keg. Amber/orange color, dissipating thin off-white head. The nose is tropical fruits (papaya?), sweet caramel, and hop resin. Tastes full of sweet tropical fruits, spices, and really impressive malt balance considering the high hop content (think Dogfish Head 90-ish),

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DnAuK (112) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2012
Lovely aroma. Crystal clear amber appearance with a silky, slightly off-white head. Taste is just a little too astringent to make the experience perfect. Leaving a definite peppery tickle at the back of the throat. Otherwise a cracking beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (2117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Aroma: intense fruits, dark berries, caramel and molasses, some light floral hops. Appearance: clear amber, small, off-white, creamy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets carry on, fruity again, caramel malts, toffee, soft carbonation, full body. Overall: fantastic American Strong Ale, excellent aroma and taste. Pint at CASK Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2495) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 6, 2012
Keg @ Bath Hotel, Sheffield
Copper amber, thin small bubbly white head, good lacing
Aroma of caramel malts, soft toasted malts, lots of grassy hops, citrus hops, some grapefruit, complex hop nose, some tropical fruits, mango, no booze at all
Taste of complex hops, citrus hops, orange peel, zesty, grassy hops, some resin, fruity caramel malts underneath, very US - yeah..it’s an imperial Sequoia, lots of malt and big time hops
Palate - medium carb and body. Finish as main flavour, only a touch of booze on the finish
Overall - Really good beer but the malts can get a wee bit heavy after a while

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
19th November 2012
Craft Islington. Almost clear red - amber beer. Small cream coloured head. Palate is soft but with some mild prickly carbonation. A little creamy malt. Minerals. Nice hops, rich marmalade, trace of grapefruit. Whisper of skunk. Very luxuriant creamy finish. Not getting a lot of barrel here - just a trace of vanilla oak. Finishes semi dry. Good stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (2608) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
Cask. Tapped, Leeds. Clear, orangey amber. Thin, creamy, sticky, just off white head. Looks boss. Sweet, thick, juicy, spicy malts. Ripe, fusty orange hops. Taste is toffee sweet. Turns spicy dry. Light hop bitterness. Robust palate. Plenty of chew. Finishes long, gentle bitter, with the spicy dryness hanging on. Big beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (14006) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Keg at Craft Beer Co. - Islington, London. Pours clear, red-gold with a fine, off-white cream head. Caramel and semi-dark fruits on the nose. Medium to big sweet flavor with light alcohol, some dry wood, ripe fruits, some piney hops. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly sticky to finish, somewhat warming, with toasty sugars, more ripe fruits, some bread. Pretty decent beer overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (2003) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2013
Tap, Bar Dada, Sheffield, UK. Strong iced tea appearance, biege lasting head. Resinous pine and caramel aroma. Bright flavor, then a warming sweet alcohol finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2295) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Cask the grove inn Huddersfield fruity red fruits lots of caramel sweetness great hoppy bitters long dry finish. Decent body

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (684) - - FEB 27, 2015
Cask at grove , huddesfield. Amber with foamy head. Aroma is caramel and pine resin. Taste is dry and bitter and a bit salty. Full bodied. Good stuff.


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