joeworrall (86) - USA - JUN 10, 2014
First tasted this on tap at the Lumberyard Brewery/Pub and thought it was outstanding: it was rich & slightly boozy, and had just the right balance of citrus & pine hops with medium roasted barley malt. The color was dark red and it had a very thin head. It has a wonderful stone fruit aroma and a slightly sweet aftertaste.
So, I bought a couple of bomber bottles at the brewpub and brought them home, and out of the bottle it was not nearly as good as it was on tap. Next time I’m in Flagstaff, I’m bringing a growler to fill with this fine ale! BelgianBeerGal (4122) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Draft sample at the brewery. Nutmeg color with some bronze highlights and a nice tan head with thick lacing. Very faint aroma of citrus hops. Fantastic flavor with creamy malt and a great mix of spruce and pineapple. Lingering bitterness. Well done. beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Dark ruby amber, pretty. Medium head, lasting with lace. Aroma a good balance of malt and hops, but grapefruit shines through. Soft and creamy, a little sticky. A little alcohol. Great balance. Very well-done. bradleypariah (7) - Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2013 does not count
A disclaimer, this beer was being served on an upper floor of a hotel, two floors above a newly changed keg. It poured extremely over-carbonated, but the bartender muscled through the suds and succeeded in pouring a pint after being forced to waste a gallon of foam. Still, despite that, this beer is delicious! For being a red, it could?ve benefited from a bit more coppery caramel flavor, but I honestly hate to criticize a good beer; I?m only justifying not giving it a perfect score. Lacing is thin and the carbonation is light. I have no problem recommending this beer. chinchill (5183) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Served at the Lumberyard brewpub in Flagstaff.
A: Looks good: crystal clear reddish-brown; more red than brown; with a good, long lasting off-white head that leaves excellent lacing patterns. The aroma has some sweet, bready malt ad is quite hoppy: floral and spicy/herbal. The flavor is also hoppy, but with more pine as well as a solid sweet malt base. Higher ABV is well hidden except in the slightly harsh mouthfeel and the inevitable warming. Medium body.
O: A fine Imperial Red worth seeking out. Available on tap and in 22 oz. bottles.
Caytinator (1005) - Waco, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Pint on tap. Clear, tiny irregular head, aroma almost absent, but faint sweet berries. Taste is kind of fruity as well, toffee, lightly burnt, and some hop bitterness. Fantastic beer. gnoff (10713) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
At GABF on Thursday October 11, 2012brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Clear golden color, off-white head. Sweet, caramel, hoppy scent. Hoppy, bitter, caramel taste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness. Hoppy aftertaste.
12 ounce tap at the Lumberyard Brewery in Flagstaff. Malty and slightly boozy aroma. Bright red appearance. Bubble action going on without any foam. Those bubbles pay dividends in delivering the variety of flavors inside. Taste is a smorgasbord of maltiness, sweetness, woodiness, and a little bit of metal. The abv is readily present, but there’s enough going on to keep you distracted from it. I enjoyed this one, but I enjoyed their imperial IPA a little more. jhamp9 (1923) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Clear garnet pour with a nice lasting tan head. Aroma is pine, sweet fruit, caramel and grass. Taste is resin, grass, peach, and a bit of caramel. A good deal of bitterness. Dry finish. Good one. saxo (18961) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2012
Tap @ the brewpub. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, pine, peach, flowers, caramel and malt. Yummy!