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Worthy Eruption Imperial Red Ale
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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 (1519) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2013
100+ IBU’s. You can definitely taste it. Very very hard hitting, and a heavy alcohol content.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3500) - 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 (59) - 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 (4844) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3345) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddish gold with a small beige head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste is pine, grapefruit, and caramel malt. Nice balance. Not as bitter as the 100 IBUs would suggest.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (873) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Strong resin hope aroma, penetrating my mucus clogged schnozz, something like brandied peaches (alcohol plus fruit.) Tasting adds grapefruit to the resin, plus alcohol and a little caramel down the hall. Quickly warming. Quick thin white head on orange amber. Thin & drying in the mouth. Some people are big Worthy fans, but not me—standards are high here in Oregon, the beer’s good but average,.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3682) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2014
Draught @ Portland Craft, Vancouver, BC

Pours amber orange with a smooth head. Aroma of caramely malts, hops, toffee and fruits. Taste is sweet, malty and caramely with notes of toffee, fruits and bitterness. Finish is malty, bitter and caramely with some sweet toffee notes. Quite sweet and malty.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2330) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 31, 2014
On tap at Bier:Thirty, Boise at the Worthy Brewing Tap Take-Over Clear redish amber with a modest but fine and dense light tan head. Smeels like an up front IPA, woody hop flavors. Late IBUs from the woody bitterness. A touch of holiday spice in there somewhere. Big, sharp and smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5792) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
never been a fan of red ales, and imperial versions, even less- but i liked this .. . caramel, wood chips from a bag, and sweet hops .. . medium palate with a pleasant finish .. . a nice well made example of a red ale .. . . you are ten times more likely to get hit by a car when the driver is aiming for you.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lightbias (62) - USA - MAY 11, 2014
This very nice red poured into the glass darkly caramel, without a fight and with almost no head at all. What foam there was was white and light. Extremely light on the aroma, but pow pine when it came to the first swallow. I must admit one of the smoothest reds I’ve had, and although it was a nice biting bitter, there was nothing uncomfortable about it. Smooth and tasty, excellent on the tongue and one of my new favorites.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3371) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to Narhan. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head. The aroma is fruity hop and citrus. Sweet hop, pine, and bitter finish. Good


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