Central City / Flying Monkeys Red on Red Imperial Red Ale

 
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style
Formerly brewed at Central City Brewers + Distillers
Style: American Strong Ale
Surrey, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
Sample at Picaroon's Brewer's Bash. Deep red colour. Aroma is strong hops with some full red ale malt behind it. Taste is powerful resin, with caramel and biscuit malt backing it up. Full body. Overall, while the two strong forces are balanced, the are almost too intense. This beer is experienced, but maybe not savoured. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
pours a dark reddish amber with a small beige head. Aroma of dry caramel malts, bready malts, and some pungent resinous hops. Flavour is very round, full of dry caramel malts, resinous hops, and some very subtle fruity notes. Extremely well-balanced but the flavour profile isnt anything special. Good stuf

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
On tap at London Pub. Clear amber, minimal cap. Consistent lacing. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, raisin, prunes, hay. Taste is more raisin & prunes, caramel, grapefruit, pine. VERY smooth drinking. 9.5%? This could easily get ya in trouble.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stantheman (1000) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
On tap at the brewpub in Surrey, and bomber purchased at Liberty Wine Merchants on Commercial Drive in Vancouver. Dropped in for a glass at Crits recommendation, and its a doozy! The first thing one naturally notices is the deep red colour. A nice beige head on its shoulders as well. Hops and fruit on the nose. Its very much like an imperial IPA, but with more fruit. I cant tease out the fruit flavours here, but theres an impression of raspberry and other berry fruits. Delicious!

Note: Description on Ratebeer lists alcohol content at 8.5%, whereas my bottle label says 9.5%. I sent in a correction, but no change so far.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (3529) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2013 650 ml bottle. Pours a dark red/brown with medium foamy head. Aromas of brown sugar, roasted malts, dark sour fruit and citrus. Flavors of piney hops, roasted malts, dough, and prunes/figs. Some alcohol notes. Quite good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crit (3934) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
Sparkling chestnut,lasting beige head.Piney hop nose.Citrus hop profile,good malt in back. Huge long hop finish. Medium alcohol heat

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (14359) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
Draft - Flowery hops, grapefruit and candy malts. Clear amber with a rich thin tan head. Spicy, grapefruit, dark malts and nice bitterness. Alcohol is not evident and finished bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
Pours a deep walnut-tinged ruby red with an overripe fruity aroma - think brown bananas - and a light note of sweet mash. Short head but plenty of foam & lace with great retention. Strong malty body, more damp grains, guava gives way to a hint of brown banana (again) and believe it or not, avacado & diacetyl. Since its got such a malty backbone, the diacetyl simply tastes intentional, so its still quite quaffable, though there is not doubt of the alcohol content of this beast. Slightly underwhelming carbonation, but nice creaminess to the body. This beer definitely has issues, but Im not sure that I really mind.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (16597) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a dark reddish amber with a small beige head. Aroma of dry caramel malts, bready malts, and some pungent resinous hops. Flavour is very round, full of dry caramel malts, resinous hops, and some very subtle fruity notes. Extremely well-balanced but the flavour profile isnt anything special. Good stuff.


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