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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4972) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Nice slightly hazy copper coloured body with a ruby glow and a bit of a muddy brown note. Aroma of fresh hops, tons of alcohol, an earthy and caramel maltiness, some lemons and a hint of pine. Medium-bodied; Strong alcohol and pine note at first with a lot of earthy malt, toffee, pit fruits and a solid hoppy finish with resin and nuts both showing. Aftertaste is quite complex with sugars, fruits, earthiness, alcohol and a good hop bite all noticeable and quite potent. Overall, a very nice beer with tons of flavours, some good complexity and best of all - a small format bottle. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Half Time in Poughkeepsie, New York on 26-December-2012 for US$3.49 sampled at home in Washington on 25-January-2013.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHOFF43 (1771) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours red with no head. Aroma is citrusy hops. Flavor is a blast of hops. This is a red IPA if there was such a thing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8492) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle. Sweet cherry, orange, and caramel malt aroma. Chestnut with moderate head. Sweet orange, caramel malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Alcoholic aftertaste. Nicely fruity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4449) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Location: Draft at Ginger Man (NYC), 1/19/13

Aroma: The nose has some citrus and pine hops with some caramel malts and toasty notes
Appearance: This one pours a dark reddish color with a medium sized off-white head
Flavor: The taste has some sweetness from the malts, and a medium-plus hop bitterness as well
Palate: The body is medium-plus, it is kind of creamy and a little thick, with a dry finish
Overall Impression: I thought this was a pretty solid Imperial Red, but it falls just a hint short of being a top notch example for me. Solid stuff though, and certainly something I could see myself drinking again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3092) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle. Citrus hops and caramel malt aroma. Clear amber with a moderate ivory head., good lacing. Citrus, pine, caramel malt flavor with a longer herbal bitter finish. Full body, moderate carbonation.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (2993) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2013
The aroma is citrus, caramel, nice. The appearance is deep ruby color, off white head. The flavor is caramel, citrus, very nice. The finish is citrus, pine. Medium to medium/thick in body. Nicely done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6234) - Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks good; a transparent reddish-orange with foamy off-white lacing. Smells solid; hoppy and sweet malt. Tastes like it smells with a slightly boozy but good mouthfeel. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Really nice citrus and pine in the nose with some tropical notes in the background. Flavor has some light bready malt and heavy bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11582) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle Thanks Chris!. Poured clear dark reddish amber color with medium frothy off-white head that was that lasted with excellent lacing. Solid complex toasted malt, citrus and pine hop aroma. Medium to full body with smooth texture with soft carbonation. Full bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good brew that exceeded my expectations.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Had on tap. Pours dark orange. Citrus and Pine notes. Hoppy and Bitter at start but mellows out with some nice malt and a slight amount of booziness. One of two bros best.


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