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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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Double American Red ale. Big malt and big hops are fetured in this 7.6% abv beer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6298) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Tap. Clear copper pour, offwhite head. Aroma was fruit, spice, maybe a little nut. Sweet taste with some hop kick. Pretty good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Date: 08/02/2008
Mode: Growler
Source: Trade

Appearance: clear dark amber, dense beige head, lots of scattered lace,
Aroma: sweet crystal and caramel aroma with lots of citrus and a nice grapefruit character, touch of bread,
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of crystal and caramel malts are kept dry by lots of citrus and earthy hops, well balanced bitterness, touch of bitter grapefruit rind, just a touch of sticky sweetness to balance the bitterness, hint of hot caramel, lasting bitter finish,
Overall: just what an imperial red should be

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
islay (1125) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Approximately 10 oz. pour from a growler that had been opened the previous day. Thanks to iradog for sharing. Odd aroma features cookie, brown sugar, raisin, brownie, and prune from the malts and grapefruit from the hops. That sounds pretty good, but there’s something off about it. Pours a maroon or dark copper with an amber glow. A touch of haze in the liquid. Beige head is small because the growler had been opened the previous day, but I’m told it had been quite impressive on the initial pours. Very sugar-sweet and fruity taste with a dry finish. Honey and cardboard flavors. There’s a strange and unpleasant effect that I suppose can be called a spiciness. The hops are remarkably dry in the long aftertaste. Medium body. Soft in the palate. This beer suffered from being undercarbonated, but I highly doubt I would have enjoyed it in its ideal state. It’s just a weird brew that I’m not feeling at all. It’s quite a disappointment, as "hoppy double red ale" sounded pretty good to me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2008
This was a treat. Huge malt aroma that provided a nice spicy aroma. Almost like a christmas beer with a nutty characteristic. Gorgeous red body and surprisingly smooth. A real treat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Pours a clear copper red, topped by a huge head of peach colored foam - thick and creamy. And long lived. Biscuit malt and graham cracker in the aroma. Exceptionally malty beer, with lots going on - toffee, burnt caramel, biscuit, orange peel, cherry pit. The malt sweetness is balanced by a strong hop presence - bitter, oily, and piney, with strong tannin in the finish. Nice strong bitter and alcoholic aftertaste. Full bodied, moderate carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Dark Copper with Off White Ring and Skin. A Bit Dry, Malty with Heavy Alcohol...Almost Like Vodka..Very Sweet As Well. Cherry Flavor Residing Alongside it’s Syrapy Sweetness. Very Potent. This Strong Ale with Have Your Attention.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Deep clear copper. Nice head, sticky and lasts. Nose sugary and strong, some apricot in the fruitiness. Flavor strong and ovelry sweet, a bit peppery. Too sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tennisjoel (1175) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2005
On tap at Town Hall Brewery in Mpls. Dark red color. Aroma is Fruity. Flavor includes rich caramel and toffee. Served in a 10 oz. glass, which is smaller than the usual due to the high alcohol content. This is a good dessert beer which can be enjoyed in smaller quantities due to the richness and ABV. However, the alcohol is very well hidden. An enjoyable beer!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho (2208) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Vikingbeau picked up a growler of this and brought it for us during our week camping at Jellystone. Only problem is that he didn’t refrigerate it properly and it was essentially warm. I still enjoye it, but not nearly as much as the pint I had last night at the brewpub, which was colder. Rich, high alcohol profile. Dark reddish, amber with an off-white head. Excellent lace. High alcohol is also evident on the palate. Could pass as a dessert beer. Caramel/toffee notes. Rich, wonderful flavors. This has to rank up there with one of Town Hall’s best ever.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BitterPoet (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Man, this is good stuff. When is a wee heavy not a wee heavy? When it is a double red ale! Do we have a new catagory here? If we don’t go with that, I’d opt for American Strong. Dark fruit (I sense some banana, too), mixed with the malt of a scotch ale (minus the smoke, per Beermatrix). I get the Rye thing Brewso mentioned, too. Grab this sipper while you can, because if it goes cask, I’m drinking it all.


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