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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.


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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (2489) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
Draft pour at Clark street ale house. Pine and grapefruit aroma. This beer is massive. Bursts with flavors of citrus grapefruity orange peel and very bitter. Makes your cheeks pucker. Enjoyable but only one please

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2498) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2014
12oz bottle from Proof bottle shop. Orange-red pour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet toasty, citrus, pine. Tastes are toffee, little dark fruit, earthy, resin, floral, little candy sweetness. Finishes lightly bitter and tinny. Feels a touch warm. Pretty nice overall. More of a sipper (got a six pack before I knew that).

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2014
this one poured a medium red color with an off white head. Aroma was of bitter hops, caramel, and alcohol. Falvor was similar, bitter, yet cardboardy and sweet. Typical impy red.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5340) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Panama City Beach, Fl - Kwiker Liquors #2 - 12 oz bottle. Deep dark brown pour, thin, but persistent off-white head that leaves a nice film of lacing. Pungent aroma with some cherry-like sweetness, some brandy-like booziness, a touch of spruce. Flavor is bold with strong maple syrup notes, a touch of chocolate, some apricot fruitiness, a brief wisp of boozy brandy. Mouthfeel is thick and full. Pretty solid.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2029) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Almost a ruby red pour. Creamy off-white head. Plenty of lacing. Smell is a nice big malty assault followed by a vanilla note and a slight hop presence. Sweet, rich malty flavor with a nice bitterness in the back. Some hop flavor with citrus notes.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (1965) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 16, 2014
12oz bottle in large tulip glass (lot 3053) - nose is well advertised: malt, citrus, resin and pine. Sip adds nothing in the aroma department. Light body considering the high ABV. Very bitter but short lasting and offset with sweetness. I get the impression I’m drinking resin water.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
S_Side_Smitty (426) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Pours deep, dark, & coppery with a medium with a decent off white head. Aroma is sweet rich malts. Taste is rich malts up front quickly coating the palate with deep sweetness - almost oily. The finish is bitter and long with a flash of candy sugar. Good one.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ddemmingjr (689) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Pours clear dark copper with frothy khaki head, nice lacing. Maple sugars, plum and pine nose. Plum, caramel malt sweetness, some herbal notes, drying bitterness on the finish. Heavier bodied and a bit boozy. Solid enough ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (6927) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2014
draft. Sweet and candylike beer, has a pretty big hop presence with grapefruit and fruity candies.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7696) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Draft at Drafting Room Exton. Pours hazy ruby with minimal head. Nose was vinous fruit, hops, caramel malt. Tasted of caramel malt, hops, some vinous fruit, but the hops didn’t pop. Seemed a bit flat also. Not bad, but not a world beater.


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