Frank (2223) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a great big IIPA-ish barleywine kind of deal and it’s not bad at all. Pours a perfectly clear amber brown w/ a big, tenacious head of fine bubbles. The nose is thick, sticky pine and the flavor follow suit. This is a bit on the sweet side as you’d expect from such a brew but it’s still pretty drinkable. The gravity though is such that you don’t really want to be drinking it all that fast even though it’s not really suited towards slow sipping.
jonhall (57) - - DEC 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep ruby red with good head on pour. Aroma is highly hoppy and citrus. A lot of strong hop character but some malt too. Finish is good. Not a regular for me but would have again
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Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This a very smooth red IPA with lots of citrus, and floral flavors and smells. Some caramel and toffee in there too. Has just enough malt backbone to not be "Too" malty for an IPA. Damn Good brew. Cost is somewhat over the top at $18.50 per sixer, but I got a couple anyway because this is a great brew.
HoppyAlesToYou (152) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2012 A hint of caramel, with lots of resin, spruce, and citrus on the nose. Something spicy was detected as well, but I did not see mention of rye in the malt bill. The amber brew is cushioned by a textbook tan head that slowly fades to a lace leaving ring. Light sweetness followed by lingering bitterness in the taste. Its body is medium with some stickiness and average carbonation, but a slight sting of alcohol was evident . Very well done overall, I hope they brew this at least annually.
whiskeyrocks (48) - Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This had an amazing deep red color. The head was two full inches and stayed for a good ten mins. It has an explosion of flavors from hops citrus and pine. Worth every drop and penny spent on it
portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber/red with a tight soapy khaki head that fades to a film. Aroma has pine grapefruit sweet malt caramel and spice. Taste is sweet and bitter with resinous piny hops some spice and great caramel malt, really nice. Palate is medium full and sticky with a warm dry finish. This is awesome! Well done!
DrSilverworm (4016) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, lot 3132. Pine, orange citrus nose. Clear red color. Good thin khaki head. Leaves some lace. Good big piney hoppy flavor. Kinda spicy, some citrus. Nice big bitter taste. Light zest to this. Bigger body. Lighter crisp carbonation. Dry finish, not sticky. Very good stuff, went through mine fast. Nice spicy-piney hop aftertaste.
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful red color. Crystal clear. Good lacing if the foam. Piney hop aroma with some alcohol on the nose. Malty start. Medium body. Piney hops character with a nice dry finish. Nearly no alcohol burn.
shodrod (2) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(poured into a pint glass)
This beer pours with a deep caramel color; red to the bone. An aroma of copper meets the nose. Notes of caramel on the tongue. Very low hop profile which is surprising for an Imperial Red. I was pretty excited about this rerelease and was a little let down. I think I just miss the hops thought.
Scipio (592) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a darker red with a medium sized, bubbly, off white head. Aroma is enticing, being big on floral hops, grapefruit, pineapple, and orange. Taste is much more malty than the nose was. Lots of pine and some caramel maltiness reaches you first. The citrus impressions are lesser than in the aroma, but are still easily found. Aftertaste is pine and grapefruit. Quite bitter at the end as well. This one is full in body, with a thick mouthful, with some flatter carbonation. The alcohol in here does not hide. It hits you right away. This is a very good effort. It actually might be my favorite beer that Two Brothers has to offer, so pick this one up when you have the opportunity.