Mad River Double Dread Imperial Red

Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
Commercial Description: Part of our limited release high gravity series celebrating our twentieth anniversary (1989 to 2009) Double Dread Imperial Red (An American Strong Ale) is a high gravity red ale brewed with Two-Row Pale Malt, complimented by Aromatic and Wheat malts and a blend of CaraMunich, Carastan and Crystal malts for color, complexity and flavor. Fermented with our signature ale yeast, this hop bomb of a red ale is bittered with Colombus and Cascade hops, flavor and aromatics are enhanced by Cascade, Chinook and Amarillo, then generously dry-hopped with a tri-fecta of Cascade, Amarillo and Chinook for zesty citrus aromatics and a resinous flavor explosion. For those who chose to indulge their courtly passions be forwarned that this royal ruby refreshment ferments out at 8.6% a.b.v and nears triple digit IBUs

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours a fairly hazy reddish brown color with a thick light tan head on it. Nose is obviously hoppy, but it smells old, like the hops are old, like the beer has sat on the shelf too long. Taste is pretty dry, actually, and awfully malty with a lot toastiness in there. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottled: unk Pours dark brown with red hues in the murky ale. Some surface tan foam. Nose has some spicy hops and plenty of malt character which is a tad sharp. Some hints of spiced pear and brown sugars. Sweet flavor with obvious alcohol and little hop presence IMO. There a bit of an acetone character - not impressed with the flavor here. Medium bodied with moderate carb and a wet, chemical finish. Im not going to purchasing another one of these. Serving type: bottle 04-10-2012

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (6664) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Aroma is pine, mild/medium sweetness and a slight mustiness. The flavor is grapefruit, strong tropical fruit notes, spices/almost vegetable-like and hop resin-bitter and tangy in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (6022) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle shared at Ariels place. Pours red to brown hazy with a nice beige head, aroma of malt, some citrus, tangerine, flavor is sweet and malty with dark bread, tangerine, bitterness, medium bodied

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3860) - New York, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Draft at stagshead. Pours deep mahogany. Nose is sweet. Tastes of maple syrup, caramel, pine, earth, and plenty of resin. Touch sticky on palate but overall nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3616) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Pours clear dark copper color with off white head. Aromas of lightly toasted malts, caramel and pine. Sweet toasted malt flavor with some pine and caramel. Medium body with average carbonation and a syrupy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 18, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark copper color with a nice and fluffy light brown head and nice thick lacing. Aroma was some sweet malts and slight citrus hops. The taste decent balance of sweet malts and citrus hops with hints of caramel and pine. The beer is medium bodied with fairly well hidden alcohol and decent carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (2125) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a reddish hazy color with a nice straight up head. Nose is sweet with nice hops and some citrus, and fruit and malt.... maybe some subtle whiskey notes. Taste is fruity, and sweet with appreciable hops and very tasty. Finish is bitter and moderately long. Nice ASA. Quaff Score

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1940) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Pours an amber red with a beige head and aroma of malt, hops, caramel and fruits. Taste is similar, sweet with lots of rich flavor - fruits, hops, malt, caramel, and toffee leading to a bitter finish with alcohol coming through. Nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (8102) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Draft at pony with Andrew. Deep clear amber body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is chock full of caramel and syrupy resin. Mouthfeel is medium with maple syrup dominating. Backing notes of clean caramel malts and resiny hop. Overall, too syrupy in my opinion.

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