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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Double American Red ale. Big malt and big hops are fetured in this 7.6% abv beer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (8131) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear deep amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has flora and sweet grains with a good amount of booze coming through. Flavor is booze forward with sweet grains and a bit of citrus underlying.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7962) - Plymouth, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (4972) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2005 This is a big, complex beer. It has qualities of an ipa, with considerable bitterness. There is also a fruit sweetness. The light aroma is malt and some fruit as well. Very heavy; definitely a sipper. One of THís better creations in some time.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4613) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Copper color with a medium head. Very nutty aroma, perhaps hazelnut and walnut. Some malty goodness too. The taste is very much as one would expect out of a Red: very rich malt, almost cold syrup thick, with an alcoholic whomp. Thereís a good splash of dark fruit, too (cherry? chokecherry?). Slightly bitter finish. Good ní tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (3012) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2015
"Imperial Red Ale" on tap at the brewpub. Lovely, clear, reddish-amber body with a good head and lacy patterns left on the glass. Crisp, prickly carbonation. Moderately bitter. Hoppy but with some roasted grain flavor.

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.

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 itís Syrapy Sweetness. Very Potent. This Strong Ale with Have Your Attention.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho (2299) - 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 didnít 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 Hallís best ever.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2005
The name reminds me of a Sly & the Family Stone song, of the same name..."you donít have to die, before you live." How wise, Mr. Stewart... Only served in 10 ounce pours at the pub, somehow I have a whole 64 ounces at my disposal...goodness gracious! Dark crimson color, and clear, with a decent, long-lasting cap of off-whitish foam. Aroma is lush malt, tidy hops, fuzzy, warm, and strength peeks through and invigorates the overall feel. Ahhh!!! Taste: yes, letís! Huge fruit, fat malt, minimal hops, fierce alcohol...very warm...but it gets bigger and more complex as we sip it. We like it more...is it casting a spell on us, making us want it more? What is this beer doing? Cherries and berries are at large, grapes and melons...and booze, too. This is a lush and tasty thing...rather wise that they limit it to such a small serving at the establishment...who knows what chaos would ensue were we to toss back a pint of this in one sitting? This is a tasty, tasty ale, with enough of a potent sting to slay the demons of the day and let one relax in forgetting those torments. Itís good like that. And so is Life, when we have a beer like this at our disposal!


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