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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with royalty in mind, no expense was spared in crafting our Imperial Red. Generous additions of our favorite hop varieties blend harmoniously with long layers of dark caramel malts.

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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpiritToAle (32) - - FEB 11, 2014
Outstanding! Just a pleasure from beginning to end. Gorgeous amber/red color with cobwebby lacing. The nose is rich and malty with a nice resinous and floral hop scent. The flavor is massive. Bitter right up front but quickly turns into velvet...almost buttery. Then the hops take over at the end. Easily one of the best beers I've had in a while. I'd come to Albuquerque just to drink this again. Good thing Marble fills growlers from other breweries. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maltman53 (468) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - NOV 27, 2013
On tap at the brewery, extreme hoppy version of an American Red Ale. The 9% ABV is balanced and carried deftly throughout the swallow, ending with a huge drying, crisp finish. Once again Marble underscores its reputation as a "hop house" with this imperial red.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (8925) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Clearish dark amber with a generously foamy off-beige head. The nose is exactly all that I am looking for in a double red: loads of caramel, loads of floral hops, resin, and grapefruit zest juiciness. The flavor is nice and malty with a strong malt-booze backbone. Theres a rush of caramel and grapefruit rind & zest right off the bat, which blends into a floral and piney resin tone, with a semi-sweet citrus sweetness thats also a touch peachy and bready. Very big bodied, with a lot of stickiness in both hop and malt tones. Its very well done, but its basically the same as Oskar Blues Gknight, so Im giving it the exact same scoring. And Gknight is cheaper and in 12oz cans...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4708) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2013
22 oz bottle. Bright red in color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is bread dough, toffee, slightly dank, spicy hops, light resin, leaves, earth. Taste is of toffee, bread dough, light resin, sticky, booze.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4956) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle. The look is bright red, light eggshell colored head, and clear. The smell is hops, caramel, bread, fruit, and malt. The taste is bitterness, malt, caramel, hops, pine, and grass.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doofgoblin (513) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Really good with a strong thick aroma and taste. Aroma is nice and malty with a certain thickness to it...there is some good hop character as well. The taste is malty, caramel, sweet and rich with some faint hop character. It finishes similar to a thicker brew: rich, smooth, creamy, slight bitterness. Its quite enjoyable...Lets get that game face on...this is what we play for!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5836) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2013
Bomber - I dont normally jump on buying an american strong, but I tend to like Marble beers, plus their regular red is quite good - hazy light red - soapy lace - light caramel maltiness in the nose, but the aroma is mostly resinous hops, citrus, lemon, pine - medium body, slightly oily texture, moderate carbonation - flavor is more like an imperial ipa - the malt base provides a decent structure for the hops that dominate the flavor - hop flavors of earth, pine, citrus - bitterness is zesty, peppery, but a tad abrasive in the finish - some alcohol heat at the end as well - simple, but enjoyable enough - I prefer the regular red, though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (5731) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 19, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Pours red to orange with beige head, aroma of hops, onion, pine, peach and lemon, flavor of pine, greenness, bitter and refreshing, medium bodied

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (550) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 8, 2013
Pours red/amber. Nice thick head. A bit sticky on the tongue, but very full flavored. Tons of malt, bread and some caramel. Lots of citrus hops, resin and bitter but not over the top. There are more notes than I can pick out at this time, would like to try this again sometime.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (13906) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Ruben for this bottle! Hazy dark reddish amber. Great hoppy aroma, bursting with tropical fruits (lots of melon). Slightly sweetish flavor with chewy malt, a bit of caramel and a very bitter and hoppy finish with a bit of fruitiness and nice piney notes. Medium-bodied. Very nice.


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