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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This is a big, bold Imperial Red Ale that’s tantalizingly smooth. While it’s triple digit IBUs suggest another violent “bitter bomb,” the Eruption instead releases onto the palate a glowing stream of balanced, bittersweet goodness that warms without dehydrating the tongue.

Don’t let the 100+ IBUs scare you – this is not a slab of red meat for the chalk-tongued hop monsters. Big numbers don’t always mean big bitterness. We use a whopping 6 pounds of hops per barrel, but only a fraction of our hop bill is for bittering. Instead we rely on fruity, fragrant, top shelf floral, piney and citrusy beauties like Cascade, Centennial, Crystal and Meridian to build up the taste without injecting too much acid to tear it down.


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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
bpreo (1663) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2013
100+ IBU’s. You can definitely taste it. Very very hard hitting, and a heavy alcohol content.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4549) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
Sampled at Garrick’s Head in Victoria. Was told by server that this is 9.7% abv - it was strong but that seemed excessive. Decent orange hop nose, pretty potent specimen. Very resin flavour and highly alcoholic.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RumRunner101 (794) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
Amber red pour. Aroma is sweet toffe malts, alcohols. Flavour has piney bitterness, with sweet malts and a boozey finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2837) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 12, 2014
On tap at Bend pub. Pours out a crisp copper topped with a small head. Nose is caramel sweetness pine citrus and some fruity notes. Taste is more of the sweet caramel malts fruit and a bittering hop on the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (551) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Poured from the tap. Clear copper with off white head. Sweet citrusy hops with mild caramel malt and a little resin on the finish. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fcjack1 (164) - Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bomber from Tacoma boys. Pours a reddish Amber. Thin white head. Scent is caramel, hops. Taste is malty, hoppy. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (6134) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bomber. Pours a clear dark copper color with a medium white head. A light caramel and fruity nose. The flavor is more caramel, oranges, an odd green bitterness, lemons. Ok brew.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stchloe (793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bitter notes without specific hop profile, some malt sweet body help balances but amazing color.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3698) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear slightly reddish amber color with a moderate light tan head on there. Nose is grassy with some earthiness and just a bit of bread to it. Taste is slightly bitter, but has a subdued earthiness which is more prominent. Decent, but not my favorite.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
authenticmead (63) - West Coast, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Says quintuple hoped and double dry hopped but all I get is harsh bitterness and no aroma. Still waiting to drink a good Worthy beer..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Reddish amber in color with a thin head. Super flavor and aroma. This was a big hoppy Imperial red ale. I was very hoppy drinking this beer.


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