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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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 (2265) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2013
100+ IBU’s. You can definitely taste it. Very very hard hitting, and a heavy alcohol content.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (8352) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Pine grapefruit and orange hops in the nose and flavor. Heavy malt. Body is thick. This is ok, but doesn’t showcase the hops like I like. Overly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3629) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2015
22oz bottle in Seattle. Slightly cloudy, deep orange, with thick creamy head. Dense pine-bitter hop and plenty of rich sweet malt. Big red, for sure. Clean heavy fruits and bitter pine. On the heavier-hop end of the big reds. Pretty interesting and tasty, but sure is big and teetering on too much. I like it though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1947) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Pours two fingers of head on a hazy straw body. The aroma is big malt with a little lemon. The taste is lemon and pine bitterness with a huge malt to make it easy to drink. The texture is crisp and fizzy. Solid.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kkettler (26) - - NOV 23, 2015
This was a delicious earthy, caramel concoction. A very deliciously boozy red ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3523) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Pours a clear amber brown with good off-white head that leaves good lace. Aroma of caramel malt and earthy hops. Taste is big and malty. Thin for what it is with well-hidden booze.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tognetta (531) - Campinas, BRAZIL - OCT 27, 2015
Âmbar totalmente turva, espuma bege de média formação e persistência. Aroma adocicado caramelado, lupulada, madeira, com aumento da temperatura evidencia a levedura, potente. Paladar de dulçor predominante, apesar do amargor também intenso. Corpo oleoso, baixa carbonatação. Aftertaste duradouro, amadeirado, intenso, saboroso.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5185) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2015
650ml bottle pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus and pine with some tropical fruits and caramel. Taste is a pine and citrus hop bitterness balanced nicely with a tropical fruit and caramel malty sweetness. Medium bodied with nice carbonation that tickles the palate. Overall, a well crafted brew that I strongly recommend to others.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (9622) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2015
Draft - Caramel malts and sweet hops. Clear gold with a nice white head. Resinous and lots of pith, boozy caramel and a bitter finish. Big and bold.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Bomber from Capital Market. Hazy somewhat ruddy color upon pouring. Nose is mostly grapefruit peel bitterness with a hint of sweetness. Hoppy up front with a hint of a sweetness to it. Lots of grapefruit bitterness. A touch of candy sugar in the background. Good crisp hoppiness. Tasty brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (6389) - Utah, USA - JUN 14, 2015
22oz bottle picked up at Albertson in ID
Pours cloudy orange with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma of caramel, herbal and pine. Taste is grassy, caramel, dusty and piney
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