RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (4181) - 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 its 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2986) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Gravity Cask Third of a Pint at GBBF 2015, Olympia, London Aug 2015 - Reddish Brown in colour. Modest beige head. Slight lacing. Fruity; oranges and grapefruit citrus. Hoppy; piney hops. Malty; grainy toasty malts, toffee/caramel. Good fruit/hop/malt balance. Bitter fruity hoppy throughout. Nice beer. Very tasty Impy Red! (2015-08-11)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
George999 (455) - Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2016
From bottle, the pour is cloudy and dark orange in color with a thick orange head. The aroma is yeast, caramel and sweet malts. The taste is caramel, sweet and roasted malts. The finish is slightly bitter from the hops and a strong malt backbone. The mouthfeel is medium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (4697) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 27, 2016
On tap at brewery. Very dark amber with small creamy head. Malt in spades, especially in the aroma. Hops kick in at first sip and linger for quite a while, pleasantly. ABV hides behind the hops, only evident by some gentle warmth deep in the gut.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
parkerj (51) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 1, 2016
This one just wasnt for me. I couldnt finish the tiny portion that came with a seasonal flight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25552) - Malm, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2015. Pours a dark red color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity piney hoppy caramel aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18694) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2015
Cask at GBBF 15, day 1, 11/08/15. Reddish amber topped with moderate beige spotting. Nose is caramel, earthy hop, biscuit crumble, light spice, candied fruit peel. Taste comprises bitter red grapefruit, light pine, earthy hop strokes. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, earthy hop bitterness in the close. Decent enough fayre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (4216) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015. Clear amber beer with an beige head. Malty fruity caramell citrus aroma. Malty fruity grassy,caramell flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7729) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Cask at GBBF. Dark reddy brown, clear, small foamy tan head. Aroma is toffee apple, caramel, jammy fruits. So sweet. Body is medium to light, smooth, light carbonation. Taste is toffee, pithy, rosewater, sweet finish. Not my sort of thing really. Sugary sweet stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (14007) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015. It pours clear deep red with a tiny beige head. The nose is soft, rich, bitter-sweet, red fruit, candy and fruit cake. The taste is slick, oily, bitter-sweet, resin, earth, red berry, jammy fruit, candy, toffee, red grapefruit, spice and booze with a lingering peppery spice finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Pretty alright stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2015
Clear amber with a small beige head. Malty fruity caramel aroma, berries, citrus, some peach and toffee. Malty fruity flavor, grassy, raisins, grapes, some hay. Ok.

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