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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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An imperial red ale that in the future will be produced as a limited annual artesian brew.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edwardbass (423) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Dark amber color with basically no head. Aroma is roasted malt and alcohol. Taste is bitter, a combo of pine and grapefruit, with a serious backbone of sweet malt. The ABV is pretty apparent in the taste. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1143) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Pours an Amber reddish hue. Aroma of hops and vanilla. Taste is Pitney and citrus mixed well with a good malt backbone finishing with a bitterness that leaves remnants of a high Abv

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bth122 (1144) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle at blaws. Pours a reddish amber brown color. Smaller head. Aroma smells great- floral citrus hop. Smells a bit like 90 minute ipa. Medium bitterness. Sort of sticky texture. Lots of citrusy and floral hops. Is this a DF 90 MIPA? Tastes kind of like it. Nice bitter finish. Smooth. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3407) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2013
bottle - Pours deep red. The aroma is heavy on the citrus accented hops and includes some caramel malt. The flavor features high hops bitterness with good citrus notes and a solid lightly toasted caramel malt backbone. Bitterness lingers pleasantly on the palate. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3345) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Deep red amber color out of the tap with a sticky off white head. Big sweet hop candy nose. This is a sweet syrupy beer with tons of malts, caramel, and even more hop resin bite. Noticeable alcohol in the finish. This is a big, sticky hoppy beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnoble (1214) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2013
clear red pour with some white head. nose is fruity, dark caramels, grapefruit rinds, spice, touch of almost roasty like caramels and just a little bit of alcohol in the nose. various burnt caramels and citrus fruits on the palate. sweet malts but finishes dry with a punchy bitterness. Pretty nice brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3665) - - DEC 3, 2013
Clear amber. Fruity and caramel geapefruit aroma. Apple skin and light fruit kiwi flavors. Sticky full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Pours a clear ruby red, with a modest white head. Aromas are definitely malt forward, with a decent backbone of citrus hops, mostly grapefruit. Taste is on the sweeter side, some caramel flavor, a certain doughiness, balanced by more citrusy hops and a lemon zest. Bitter, clean finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (1904) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle. Clear dark cherry amber pour, thin carbonation and an aroma of light malty hops. Flavor is nice meld of caramel, spicy hops and finishes incredibly smooth for 9.5%. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2128) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2013
On tap at 2 Bro’s Roundhouse for their Revelry Party. Although dispensed to plastic, still showed a very clear & bright copper color, with a decent head of soft white head foam, and lasting, curtainy cling to the lacing. The aroma was sweet fruit and caramel, with citrus as orange & grapefruit, and a touch of resin. Medium to full bodied, the taste’s main attractions were a strong hop bitterness that was citrusy, rindy, earthy, and lingering, and a balancing malt content with non-clowing, but noticeable sweetness that I’m sure will become a dominant note with age. Warming, not hot, and quite tasty. A good reason for having a tasting party with friends!


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