Goodgrief (1733) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub. Listed as a "double red". Caramel and toffee flavors with mild citrus hop flavors. Good level of bitterness, mouth puckering. Enjoyable.
arkurzynski (1288) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source. Red-brown in color. Mostly toasted malt and caramel in the nose with mild generic hopping. Flavor follow suit with more of the toasted and caramel malt and mild to moderate hop bitterness. Not really getting the imperial red, but rather a solid amber.
onceblind (3190) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Wynkoop. Clear amber with a thin white head, very hoppy aroma of fresh pine and grapefruit with a huge caramel backbone. Taste is the same; lots of grapefruit and pine hoppiness with a lot of semi-boozy caramel sweetness and a dry earthy toffee finish. Not shabby, but there’s just a tad too much bitterness.