Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
An imperial red ale that in the future will be produced as a limited annual artesian brew.

HoppyAlesToYou's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyAlesToYou (164) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fraternie (947) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Rich and malty body of sweet caramel and charred toffee, finishing with a chalky, funky aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (178) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Nice foggy amber orange color with a huge pale orange head that fades quickly, tons of lacing. Piney, citrusy aroma with a malt backbone. Sweet flavor, not much bitterness. The label says 124 ibuís, fooled me. Pretty nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2135) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Draft at Bierstube. Tulip. Mostly clear dark amber pour with a good amount of off-white foam. Lots of lace. Sweet succulent mix of medium toasted caramel malts and stone fruit with a strong hop bite. Apricot pits. Mandarin peels. Dried dates and figs. Brown sugar candies. Peat. Challah. Autumn leaves. Apple seeds. Wildflower honey. Burnt butterscotch. Artichokes. Dandelions. Crystallized ginger. Passionfruit. Hot peppers. Turpentine. Feels big and syrupy but has enough hops and tannins to make the finish dry and astringent. Deep rich spicy candied varnish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4547) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Sample at Hopfest 2015. Comes reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of fruit, malt, and pine. Taste is caramel malt, citrus, pine, and alcohol. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tubafatness (19) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Full, slightly sweet taste with a nice malt finish. STRONG ale, for certain. Has a medium reddish color, with good lacing. Excellent strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (297) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Pours a very nice dark amber/copper color with minimal head retention, but nice lacing. Smells sweet and malty, with a hint of floral notes in the background. Maybe rose? Tastes sweet and malty up front with a nice smooth finish. An outstanding red!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2991) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle. Clear gold pour with a small head that fades to a messy ring and leaves some minor lacing. Aroma is a great mix of hops and malt. Candied citrus, caramel, pine, butterscotch and light chocolate. Tastes surprisingly more bitter than sweet. Sharp pine and onion hops, light juicy citrus, strong caramel malt. Medium body. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Aroma of OJ, pine, booze, caramel. Flavor: wow, really really great! Big resin with caramel malts in background. Bitterness is obviously there, but despite being 124 IBUs, it doesnít overwhelm like I was expecting. Amazing job there. ABV is well-concealed, but the heavy, syrupy thick mouthfeel will ensure this isnít quaffed too quickly. Best enjoyed and savored one big slow sip at a time. VERY strong ale for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5008) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Pours clear bronze with a soapy tan head. The aroma has pineapple / pine / dank hops with some sweet toasty malt and some syrup notes. It has a medium / full body thatís slick and has softish carbonation. The flavor starts with pineapple hops, syrupy malt, spice, pine and dark candy. The finish has more pine, earthy and wood added along with some alcohol shows. Good for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (2269) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Super malty and boozy red ale. Very tough to drink. Smells boozy and had a bottle pour at a friends. Pours red in color. Not good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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