liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Aroma: malty, spicy, and resinous, with hints of dry leaves and black pepper. Taste/Palate: crisp throughout; starts sweet, and finishes with a long and strong bitterness. Fantastic beer! Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Poured a merky deep amber with a small creamy head and great lacing. Humongous piny, hoppy, earthy, grassy nose and flavor. Bitter beyond belief but with a well balanced malt spine. Hop upon hops makes this quite complex until your palate becomes desolated by the intensity of the massive ingredient bill. Yum!jennajlover (135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Earlier Rating: 2/28/2007 Total Score: 4.5
This is the red to end all reds. Sweet, carmel flavor with mad amounts of hops. Frothy, lacey tastiness that warms your inner most spirit. One of the best brews from one of my alltime favorite breweries. Makes me wanna yell "cockadoodledoo!"
Not too many imperial reds out there. This one is a must. Super rich caramel and crystal malts in aroma and flavor. Some heat but NO cloying sweetness. It is all about the malts. There are some bitter hops I there to help balance out finish. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2006
This was nice! This has a monster hop aroma, really fresh and clean, piney and full of complexity of different hop characteristics. The flavor is nicely roasted and toasted malts, tons of caramel and toffee, and that is right up front and then your palate is overcome with a wave of hops and that lingers on the palate way into the finish. Smooth ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Garnet color with an ivory head. Candy aroma with vanilla notes. Sweet with big vanilla and bourbon. Sweet caramel aftertaste.
goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2007
GABF 2007: I thought this was one of the best Imperial Reds I have had. I told a few people they had to try it. Then it took gold. congrats!!! Poured a deep amber-red color with an off-white head. The aroma was big and fresh with pine and citrus hops. Hints of toffee malt underneath. The flavor was a mix of mildly sweet nutty malt and some fruits. Good amount of piny hops. Very long semi-dry moderately bitter finish. Medium body. This needs to be bottled and sent to my place. jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2005
On tap at NW Laurelwood Public House listed on the chalkboard as "Deranger Imperial Red". Clear amberish red with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of green, fresh piney hops. Flavor up front has notes of toasted malt, caramel and then goes into a blast of delicious PINE and Pacific NW fresh, grapefruity/citrusy hops. Malty sweet but backed up considerably by the bitter hops. Although the alcohol presence is there, it is very well hidden. Very smooth, rich and creamy body with lively carbonation. I loved this beer. Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Tap at PIB. Clear red pour, small white head. Huge hop aroma, pine mostly but lovely bursts of citrus as well. Some caramel malt in there as well. Flavor is a near perfect balance between pine/citrus hops and the caramel/toffee malts. One of the best imperial reds I’ve ever had. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2010
Laurelwood Organic Deranger Imperial Red Ale--8.0% ABV--100+ IBU’s. Clear thin dark amber color. Thin mild lace head. Rich balanced big hoppy malty Red. 3 oz. Taste @ Oregon Spring Beer & Wine Fest. Sampled April 3rd, 2010. julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Poured from tap at the SE Portland Pub. Aroma is very hoppy and has hints of sweet flowers. Flavor is very "in your face hoppy". Has a high alcohol profile and can taste that at first but it mellowed out as the beer warmed. Has a piney, grassy, floral flavor to it. Finish is bitter yet creamy.