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RATINGS: 1626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
This dangerously drinkable garnet beauty is a hop lover’s delight. The intense dry-hop nose and the alcohol content are perfectly balanced for a caramel candy-like malt finish. This is a serious beer for serious beer afficionados and it only gets better with age. Cellarable for 3 years.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - SEP 25, 2002
Very good brew. Very smooth with nice dry hoppy finish. Alc hidden fairly well.

balloonbuffoon (308) - - JUN 19, 2017
12floz can, COD: 03.28.2017, paid about $12 for a four-pack, poured and consumed from a pint glass. A good looking beer; amber in color, body has clarity, and there is nice tan head leaving specks behind. The aroma is what goes into it, malts and hops combine to produce a carnival of caramel-apple and cotton candy aromas sprinkled with pine needle dust. Robustly flavored and tense full-bodied texture, which tastes like burnt caramel and pine.

Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2017
12oz can from Reid Market. (This beer is marketed as an imperial red ipa.) Toasted nutty aromas, red grape, red berries, caramel. Clear ruby with a mostly lasting off-white head. Mostly dry, some booze, bitter, earthy, nutty. Full bodied.

italianjohn (3130) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2017
Pale copper pour with a light reddish hue, soapy white head and lots of sticky lacing .... aroma of juicy fruits, chewy caramel malts and light roasted malts .... taste is of chewy caramel malts, toffee and light roasted malts .... has some citrusy hop oranges mostly with very light pine and resinous hop oils .... finish is citrusy with lingering chewy caramel malts and toffee ... nice bitter hop bite on the back end ... mouthfeel is slick and oily .... body is medium ... abv hidden well

Meilby (11495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2017
Bottle 650ml @ home
Pours slightly hazy copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, dried fruits, orange and citrus. Taste is medium sweet and heavy bitter with a long warm, malty, caramel, bitter, orange and citrus finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

koleminer20 (3591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2017
22 oz bottle as "Barley wine style ale" shared by ebone1988. 2016 vintage. The pour is a dirty, muddy, orangey ruby color with a thick bubbly cream colored head and a pretty strong soapy lace. The aroma is just not good. There is a bitter hoppiness to it and a horribly balanced sweet malt that turns into an alcoholic mess. The flavor is awful. There is a sweet potato heaviness and a metallic bit. The back end is like a metallic pepper garbage with a horrific aftertaste. The mouth feel is thin and watery with a bright carbonation and a dreadful metallic pepper aftertaste. This is garbage.

ebone1988 (1917) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2017
America. Rating #1776. Bottle shared with koleminer20. For the book. Aroma is grapefruit, malty, slight booze, pine, bitter, interesting. Appearance is amber, light tan head, clear. Taste is caramel malt, very hoppy, pine, citrus, tropical fruit, booze, bitter, harsh. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, harsh bitter caramel and booze aftertaste. Overall, it’s really bitter but I’ve had worse.

jflopsu (1614) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2017
Pours a clear dark ruby red with tan head. A strong caramel malt and fruity aroma. A strong malty and hoppy taste with caramel, fruits, citrus and pine. A lingering bitter hop and sweet malt aftertaste.

mike_77 (6657) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2017
Copper colour with lasting head. Aroma has lots of sweet malts, quite syrupy. Flavour is bittersweet with caramel and floral hop.

Jerm719 (193) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2017
Barley wine style renamed imperial red IPA .. Sweet caramel malts dominate. Sticky tropical hops balance this beast. Syrupy, hoppy finish lingers.

Inbreak (5885) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2017
23.03.2017, 0,65l bottle shared with friends @ local tasting:
Nice slightly bubbly-creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry concentrated grassy, leafs, hops, citrus peel, minerals, bark, light malts, alcohol, lawn, moss, paper, pine needles. Taste is slightly concentrated sweet grassy, leafs, weeds, minerals, sugar, bark, alcohol, pine needles, moss, hops, paper, citrus peel, sap. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly harsh boozy mouthfeel. Fair enough.

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