bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 28, 2016 kyzr (1607) - Montana, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Muddy red brown pour with off-white decent sized head. Bigger than expected hoppy nose of citrus. Flavor has a nice punch of hops with good solid malt jab to back it up. Good amount of warmth from the alcohol. Nice hoppy finish.
(22oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, bread, chocolate, tootsie roll, and orange peel. Flavor of caramel, citrus, toffee, and herbs with a moderately dry finish. bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 27, 2015
12 oz pour from refrigerated bomber into tulip glass. Opaque, ruby, with a large fluffy white head. A little fruity. Strong maltiness. A little biscuit. A little spiciness on the end. Darkmagus82 (2303) - - NOV 24, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a slightly hazed brick red color with a one finger head of off white foam sitting atop the brew. As the head slowly fades over time it leaves a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is very bready with lots of caramel sweetness as well. Tons of pine aromas mixed with a lighter grapefruit hop create a very pleasing hop base to the smell. There are hints of a roastedness and a moderate showing of a grassy and herbal hop as well, creating a very inviting and pleasant smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins a bit drier then I would have anticipated, but not too dry. There is a lighter caramel sweetness mixed with a decently doughy and lightly toasted bread taste upfront. Along with the more malty tastes are some decent hop flavors of a pine and grapefruit hop. The grapefruit remains relatively constant, but the pine grows stronger and stronger as the taste moves on. All the while the caramel flavors fade a bit and create a drier flavor. With a little bit of a grassy hop joining the more bitter and resinous pine, a slightly dry hopped flavor is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that is average. The thicker body was fantastic for the drier red flavors of the brew with the carbonation being a nice balance between easy drinking but still supporting of flavor. Well done overall.
Overall – A drier and rather tasty hopped red overall. A great one to try if you get a chance.
jake65 (4033) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle. Waited a long time to find this, finally came across a lone bottle in the Bozeman Co-Op on my move back to Boise. Sort of muddy, reddish-brown in color and topped with a creamy beige head. Thick lacing. The nose is muted in floral hops, lightly bready. More earthy and floral in the taste, but a heavy bready malt presence. No real spice, but hints of earthy bits and dandelion. The hops a there, but somewhat subdued. No idea how old the bottle is, but it reminds me of an aged Double Bastard (if it were toned down a couple notches). Drinks well. rproff78 (177) - - MAY 30, 2014
Very delicious imperial red from bitterroot brewing. I am not a fan of all their beers, but this is great! Well done!
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Orange-red pour with an off-white head. The aroma has some dirt, toffee and red malt. The flavor is more of the same with a lot of red malt, grass, dirt and low to medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Ostomo517 (73) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Pours dark ruby red, aroma is malty byt a bit grassy hop also. Palate is a great balanced malt hit followed with a nice fade to hops. A great Imperial Red! KingCecil (2087) - DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
Bottle @ home..... from jarvit... This brew is awesome... full bodied! It pours murky brown with a small light tan head... the aroma is hoppy, flavors, and some dark fruits.... the flavor is sooo nice hoppy, sweet, light roasted malt and dark fruits... very nice ! beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - FEB 16, 2013
On tap. Red to brown pour with a tan top. Scent is cut pine and citrus. Taste follows with a long bitter finish. DuffMan (10772) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Deep hazy amber orange with a thick creamy off-white head. Sweet caramel malt in chewy proportions with a fruity intense hop profile (Simcoe?), saved from being too sweet by a nice toastiness. Imperial reds can be too cloying for me sometimes, but this one was excellent.