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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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3.9
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle sample. Hazy mahogany color with brown hues and a decent beige head. Great nose - Pine, bitter citrus and tropical hops (melon). High bitterness, caramel, juicy malt, nutty and oniony. Full body, rich, long finish and very good.

5
MHOSKINS (83) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Wow! I love this beer! Marble has hit the spot for hop lovers in this red! Takes Marble Red (a great beer!) to the next level! MKH---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Red pour, light head. Citrus hops, roasted grains, cereal malts, some tropical fruits. Nice resiny finish without being overly bitter.

3.8
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Sampled @ AZ Strong Beer Fest. Vibrant almost glowing crimson with tangerine at its edges and a frothy white head. Bright hops that show grapefruit pith, lemongrass, orange peel and peppery spice accompanied by caramel, toffee and honey. Nice beer!

4
CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Usually the idea of an "Imperial Red" has me scrollin’ past pretty hard, thankfully for me though Mr. Ketchepillar brought me this diamond in the rough.

The aroma is very hoppy and appealing, mainly it’s focused around hops including lots of grapefruit and a good bit of pine. Not really sweet or terribly malty smelling, but pungent and inviting.

The flavor is pretty high on bitterness with a nice touch of toasty malt. The beer is not overly sweet and is light on the caramel/toffee notes that usually ruin a beer like this. The alcohol is mild but noticeable, and the hops are really the feature here. Primarily, like in the aroma the feature is the big grapefruit-y hop character with some lighter piney notes.

This totally works better as a Double IPA than many that claim to be of the Double IPA style. A very enjoyable beer.

3.6
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bomber picked up recently, think it was $5.49. looks identical to the regular Marble Red, red, good head and lacing. Aroma is a tinge of hops, a wallop of alcohol, and malts giving chase. Flavor was fruity, boozy, and not as full as the regular red. I do suspect that this is the base for the Marble Reserve Ale though I could be wrong. Decent value but not sure I’d buy another. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-06-2012 20:23:14

3.8
MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - NOV 20, 2012
On tap 5 oz sampler at Marble Brewery in Albuquerque, NM. Clear, red with just a touch of brown, a very fine off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of dark bread, pine, caramel and cherries. Taste of dark bread, pine and caramel. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
drjay44 (3680) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2012
650 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, ivory head, with some lacing, over a clear, reddish amber (SRM 16) body.....nose is light pine, grapefruit peel, toffee/caramel.....taste is pine, grapefruit, strong toffee/caramel, finishing with a moderate bitterness.....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, alcohol warmth present. This falls well within the very broad style of "American Strong Ale". The malt and hop backbones are reminiscent of a D/IIPA, although the hop bitterness is more subdued. This combination of aromas and flavors, although spread over several styles, is becoming a bit trite and overdone by the craft industry. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7

3.7
Ratman197 (14680) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, orange zest, earthiness, pink grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, grapefruit, orange zest and light pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering citrus finish.

3.4
adnielsen (10605) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle @ home, picked up at Argonaut Denver. Pours a dark rust orange appearance with a very nice, bubbly brown head and nice retention. Rich toasty malty, caramel, a bit burnt, earthy, a touch citrusy hoppy, slightly boozy aroma. Thick, caramel, burnt caramel malty, creamy, a touch piney, grapefruity hoppy, quite rich, somewhat syrupy flavor with some booze on the finish. A little overdone, for me at least.


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