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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
An Imperial Red IPA made with caramel rye malt and many other exotic malts. Made with very generous quantities of Summit and Newport hops, this beer is quite a balanced treat. Our brewers decided they wanted more out of an IPA so they used a Belgian yeast strain giving it a wonderful belgian like aroma.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Aroma is strong. Definitely get the 9.5 abv there. And only there. Nice deep red color. Essentially no head. A ton of red apple skins in the mouthful. Followed up with caramel and hops to finish it off. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9567) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2017
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, some spice, floral, and pine hops into a bit of grain. Taste was a mix of orange, pine, grass, more caramel, toffee, syrupy sweetness, finishing bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (10089) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2015
On tap at Kunhenn. Pours a clear orange and copper tinged amber with a thick creamy tan head that falls quickly and laces the sides. Huge citrus on the nose. Medium bodied, big warm alcohol lurking in the background with thick malt and sweet citrus. Long slow bitterness on the finish, citrus and sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (3353) - GREECE - AUG 13, 2015
From tap. Dark amber color with off white head. Malty and hoppy aroma, light yeasty too. Caramel, citrusy fruity, grapefruit. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (1078) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Amber pour with an off-white head. Nicely executed combination of hops and Belgian yeast is the aroma and taste. Outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Tap. Amber. Nice scattered lacing. Pine forward nose. Pine forward taste of hops tempered very slightly by mild Belgian yeadt, caramel malt. Very hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4586) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2015
Clear amber colour, white head. Aroma of hops, caramel, malts and peach. Bitter flavour, light sweet. Fruity finish, hops, lingering bitter notes.
(from draught @ CBC blue session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing todays beers, RateBeer crew!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2015 Tap @ Kuhnhenn: Beaming copper body with a super fluffy, frothy eggshell head; creamy & long-lasting. Aroma of spicy pines, hop resin, white pepper, spicy Belgian phenols, vibrant yeast, hints of coriander, a touch of bitter soapiness, & a faint kiss of mild green onion grassiness. Mild sweet malt underneath. Flavor is full of those bitter pines up front mixed with spicy Belgian yeast, mild phenols, & a dash of clove. White pepper, semisweet toasted caramel malts, & grassy hops make their way in shortly. The green onion note is there, but a little more muted. Plenty of finishing hop oil & mild resinous tones near the finish, lasting with a dose of caramel malt sweetness & spicy Belgian yeast esters. Very slight touch of booze. Nearly sticky body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (14359) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Draft - Sweet caramel, vegetal hops and dark citrus. Clear copper with a nice white head. Dark caramel, bubble gum and sweet fruity hops. Candy like and sweet with a touch of booze in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (1124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2014
On tap, poured into a shaker. Bubblegum, caramel, grain, and tangerine aromas come through on the nose. It pours a dark, murky orange-brown with a big, off-white foamy head that retains a thick soap ring with a soapy island and leaves a messy lace. The taste is a medium high sweet with a medium bitter. Its creamy and a bit sticky with a full body and a soft, fizzy carbonation. Bubblegum, caramel, rye, and sweet citrus flavors come through and it finishes with a spicy, clean, and crisp cola flavor. More citrus comes through on the finish as it warms. Roasted grain, caramel, citrus, and cola swell late and linger in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3932) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2014
Sample @CBC 2014. Pours amber with a nice medium sized off-white head. Aroma is caramel, pine, citrus, spicy. Taste is sweet malty,frutiy and spicy, dry hop and spicy bitterness. Medium bodied.

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