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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10807) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle from BottleSelect.com. Pours bright ruddy copper with a slight dark beige head. Aroma is malty with rather earthy hop. Full bodied. Flavor is earthy/resin over rather roasted malt. There’s a slight burn. I’m betting it’s hops. Finishes more resin than earthy. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10468) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7731) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7667) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Sample at 101 Beer Kitchen. The beer pours a clear deep reddish color with a medium foamy off-white head that recedes slowly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt and citrusy hops. Medium to full body with flavors of grassy hops, citrus and caramel malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a fruity hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7381) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2012
On tap at Firkin. Poured deeper reddish-brown with a well-retained, creamy off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasty darker fruits and biscuity notes paired with black pepper and dried white spices.. fresh and well-balanced. The flavor found a blend of redder fruits, caramel, and a touch of chocolate at the core, with fresh, peppery spice and fruity bitterness around.. a little minerally on the edges and finish.. tasty. Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. very good balance, feel, and flow.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7019) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2014
draft. Sweet and candylike beer, has a pretty big hop presence with grapefruit and fruity candies.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6030) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2012
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5983) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Clear rich amber pour with a smaller light beige head. Citrus and grassy hops on aroma and taste. Quite sharp bitterness in this. Not a bad brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, 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.


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