overall
98
95
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This dangerously drinkable garnet beauty is a hop lovers 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.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


boxofrane's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Split bomber. Pours copper with a small tan head. Aroma is all pine with a trace of malt. Taste is bitter with very little balance. Much more double IPA than barleywine. Awesome!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (2417) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (3094) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (11324) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
koleminer20 (3348) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebone1988 (1802) - 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, its really bitter but Ive had worse.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (1554) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (6370) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerm719 (191) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inbreak (5650) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (5663) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2017
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber body with a medium white head. Nose is peaches, red fruits, cinnamon, caramel, toffee, rose water and hints of red berries and canned pears. Taste is red fruits, peaches, alcohol, caramel, rose water and hints of pine, resin, licorice and raisins. Medium to full body, medium to soft carbonation. Very easy-going and dangerously drinkable, this is an American barley wine I can dig.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 163
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5