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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (4000) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 6, 2013
Pours redish with a nice beige head, aroma of tangerine and pineapple, flavor is alcoholic with lots of malt, citrus and chocolate, medium bodied

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (1321) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2013
22oz bottle. pours a very dark red/brown. aroma is of hops, spice and malts. taste is much the same. pretty good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (8367) - Tel Aviv, - APR 20, 2013
Bottle shared at kerenmk’s place. Clear deep red-amber with a beige head. Aroma of piney hops, a bit stale, and caramelly malt, slightly cookie-ish. Flavor has sweet chewy malt, caramelly and a bit biscuity and a bitter resinous hoppy finish with a bit of pine and light stale notes. Medium to full-bodied, a bit oily, with some alcohol. A bit too heavy.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
574deadzone (1195) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2014 Pours a deep amber-garnet with a thinner khaki head that settles to a ring leaving streaks of soapy lace. Nose involves a fair amount of pine resin and woodsy notes, deep tones of caramel, nice spiciness, citric grapefruit and orange notes, some underlying toffee, and some dank earthy qualities. Taste is quite sweet, but well balanced with hefty bitterness. Heavier bodied, a touch syrupy, full, with a warm, tingly and lengthy bitter finish. A really nice brew, showcasing how to make an imperial red work. It may be restrained compared to some, but it’s very well balanced and enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2226) - Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2013
Dark amber/ruby color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, caramel, pine, & fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, fruit, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, on the sweet side - but good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelvidereIPA (140) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle to snifter. Pours copper/red, light head. Lots of hops and citrus on the nose. Molasses, sugar and malts. Interesting, as its basically a Red IPA (whatever that is). Worth trying.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (4530) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
This is one big viscous nasty bitter hoppy beer. Finish is the same, simply roto till down the back of my throat. THERE YOU HAVE IT kik my ass.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6892) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep amber with an off white head. Sweet malty, light fruity and floral hops, and some candy-like notes. Relatively lower bitterness. Solid.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2014 Deep ruby amber, thin cream head. Aroma of nutty bread, leather, sweet caramel. Taste of rich roast toast malts, toffee, medium creamy body. Excellent smooth finish of coffee and light yeast.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1944) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Clear red-amber with big, creamy beige head / Sweet nose of toasted grain, dark caramel, molasses, and herb / Medium to full body, chewy and sweet, but with good hop balance and some bitterness underneath on the finish / Flavors of burnt sugar, toasted grain, cough drop, cinnamon, orange, cherry / A surprising amount of character for a red ale.


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