RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Excessive hopping rendered moot a modest plan to brew a seasonal winter warmer, and since the original batch was brewed on Election Day, 2002, Elector continued to make democracy pointless and redefine the Imperial Red category.

English & American malts; Cascade & Galena hops; London yeast. Dry-hopped. O.G. 1072

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (5365) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Thanks to drfabulous for this one as a bonus. Pours a deep copper with a tan head. Nose is deep malt, toffee, and hints of booze with some dark fruit. Flavor is similar, but hops and yeast dominate while malt takes a bit of a back seat. A bit lighter in body and somewhat dry in the finish. Smells malty and tastes hoppy. Interesting, but I like it a bit maltier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (3393) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Boring beer. The term "excessive hopping" is not what I would call this beer. Almost reminds me of an english bitter with more booze. Hops are muted and sprucy and the malts are sweet and nutty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (5831) - Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 Red ale, yum red ale. No real hops, some malts. Those same red malts that kinda suck. Yea those. You know

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Draft at NA, pours a copper with white head. Nose of red fruit, juicy hop notes, and bubblegum. Flavors of caramel, juicy fruity hop notes, and brown sugar. An easy drinking hoppy red ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2030) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Bottle thanks to StFun! Very dark amber pour, tons of frothy carbonation and a spicy malty nose. Flavor has a nice malty backbone, more black pepper/spicy hops, herbs and finished a littly hoppy and thin on the body. Another good suggestion Josh, Ill keep this in mind the next time Im in Indiana!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2011
On tap at brewery. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Clear copper, off white head, nice lacing. Smooth malt, spice, light hop flavor. Yummy!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (11075) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Tap at brewery. Sweet creamy toffee malt aroma with a hint of hops. Clear amber color with small head and nice lacing. Sweet light cherry malt and moderate bitter orange peel finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2011
22oz bottle from sefus12, thanks Beau! Pours a cloudy, deep red-brown colored body with a two finger-width, dense and foamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is fairly floral, citrusy, and hoppy with a light spruce. A light caramel malt alongside the floral citruses with a touch of bread. Flavor is citrusy and slightly sweet up front with a good amount of florals before a light bready caramel and some toasted grains come in. Leafy and piney hops come out towards the end and grow into a moderately bitter, grainy, dry finish. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent imperial red. Well hopped with a light caramel, toasted bread maltiness. Pretty citrusy with a nice mix of florals and pines/leafy hops. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2011
On tap at Yogis, Bloomington. May be officially a winter seasonal but this was fresh and floral as could be when I had it. Bright gleaming red pour with a dark heart and a thick fluffy head, sticky lacing everywhere. Strong sharp hops and caramel malts in the nose, with abundant floral notes. Mouthfeel is luxuriant, with a bit more of a bite than youd expect at 7.5%. Flavors tended to be maltier than the nose would suggest, but it was a well balanced and very drinkable ASA in the same region as Arrogant Bastard (with a bit of a Hoosier mellow).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5379) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 14, 2011
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours deep ruby with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, some dough and nuts, and strong bitter hops. Flavor the same, with a nice hop finish. Average texture. A pretty good beer.

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