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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Invasion is our “West Coast” style Imperial Red that is a balance of malty goodness with big hop bitterness and aroma. Together, the malt and hops balance to make an exceptionally tasty and irresistible craft ale.
Hops: Centenial, Columbus, El Dorado
Malt: Pale, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate

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3.7
R4N5H (1291) - NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2017
22oz bottle from De Bierkoning, Amsterdam - cellared for a while, and then poured into a snifter on 1-April-2017. Aroma of sweet malt, toffee and pine. Reddish brown in colour with a medium sized beige coloured head which dissipates relatively quickly. Taste of malt, caramel and liquorice. Medium hopped. Thick and syrupy but tasty. A little like a cross between an amber ale and a quadruple.

3.6
Christos (5885) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2016
((Black Market Invasion (pre 2016)) From a bottle during Mout Bierfestival, Nijmegen, 150 ml. Dark red to brown colour on the body, small and thick tan head on top, very good retention. Aroma has caramel toasted malts, red fruits. Mildly bitter taste, with red fruits, caramel, toffee. Medium body, good carbonation. Quite good.

3.5
MarcoDL (5307) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2016
Draft at beertemple. Aroma of amber malt and pine mostly. Soft taste of toffee, amber malt, ripe red fruit and a bitter malty finish. Nice one.

3.8
CraftBeerNick (2738) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2016
Tap at BeerTemple, 16th June 16. Pours red amber, aroma is hoppy, pine, floral. Taste is malt, pine. Not bad

3.5
Zlotta (3734) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 12, 2016
Sampled from tap at ’Beertemple’ at 9.9% abv. Clear, deep red with a medium large, frothy, beige head. Sweetish, slightly fruity aroma of caramel, red fruits and some strawberry jam. Sweet, malty and a little fruity taste of caramel, strawberry jam and some red fruits, followed by a short, slightly bitter finish. Medium to full body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Nice!

3.5
bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Draft. Bronze beer with a dark cream head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with cocoa. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine linger with cocoa.

3
BeerandBlues2 (13719) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear red with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and toast malt with pine and resin hops. Flavor is sweet honey and caramel malt, moderate resin and pine hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium and carbonation.

3.6
Benzai (16569) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Dutchdrebus. A bit hazy medium to dark red color, average to medium sized off-white head. Aroma is malts, hops, a hint of red fruit and slightly sweaty. Taste malts, hops, again a touch of red fruits, but nicely bitter. You can clearly taste it’s a heavy beer though. Not necessarily a bad thing, but somehow it slightly annoys me with this beer. But then again, it might just be me. Still quite nice.

3.7
DutchDrebus (6136) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle @ benzai. Brown, copper colour with a small to medium sized beige head. Smells hops, slightly liquorice. Tastes hoppy, malts. Decent beer. Medium body, soft carbo.

3.5
whoisghost (193) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2015
Very deep red with hints of rose in the light. Thin off white head. Sweet caramel and toffee malts on the nose, smells great. Big malty flavours, caramel and brown sugar - toffee and crumbly sweet pie base. Slight floral hop bitterness in the backend providing a little bit of balance but this one is all about the malts. Slightly under carbonated with a medium body - not as dense as I’d anticipated for the style.


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