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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Tasted on 6/21/11 from a 22oz bomber bottle purchased at Delock’s. Pours a fiery red with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to thick, rocky lace, and leaves a ton of residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is bitter resin, citrus, slightly herbal, and floral hops with a sweet caramel and bread malt backbone. The flavor is slightly sweet (not as sweet as I was expecting given the nose) caramel and bread malt up front, moving to the more bitter resin, citrus, and herbal hops. The body is medium and oily with average carbonation and a long resin, citrus, and herbal hops bitter finish.

3.2
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2011
22oz bottle into a pint glass. This beer pours red with a thick light tan head. The beer says it uses English yeast, but it smells like Belgian yeast, sweet. There are definite malty notes. Taste is sweet and still Belgian like, with hops on the back end. Not too complex, pretty one dimensional, but not bad overall.

3.6
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Draft at Yogi’s in Bloomington IN. Pours a dark reddish brown with a light biege head. Fruity ester and citrus hop aroma. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation. Flavor of caramel and husky grains countered by citrus and earthy hops. Dirty and resiny tea like finish.

3.4
bluejacket74 (1993) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2011
22 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a slightly hazy reddish/amber color with a huge light tan head. The head lasts forever, and there’s a good amount of lacing. I bought a bottle of this for one of my friends, and he warned me that it was a gusher, so I made sure to open the bottle as carefully as I could. It didn’t gush out but even after a slow pour the glass still ended up being 80% head and 20% beer. So once the beer finally settled enough to drink, the aroma is bready and caramel malt, cloves, yeast, and some earthy hops. The taste is the same as the aroma, but with the addition of some herbs. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy and coating, but has way too carbonation. I think it’s a solid beer, but the way too high carbonation hurts it. I’ll have to try this again in the future, maybe this bottle was a bit bad. I don’t think it was supposed to be quite as carbonated as it was.

3.6
iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2011
Pours a dark reddish brown with white head and light lacing. Aroma of caramel, bready, earthy with some citrus; I presume from the Cascade hops. Taste is sweet with some light bitterness. Palate is full bodied with average carbonation and a short, semi-bitter finish. Overall, this isn’t bad but seems a bit Belgiumy, maybe from the yeast.

3.3
JaBier (8027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2011
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear red/copper in color with a medium off-white head. Malty and caramelly nose with some phenolic character and earthy hops. Caramel malt flavor with a grassy hop finish. Not bad, but nothing special.

3.2
jcr (2719) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2011
Bomber. Amber body with a short, white head, rapidly diminishing. Citrus aroma with hints fo caramel and grapefruit and leafy hops. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet, lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Tastes of citrus and some caramel and some raw hop flavors. A bit thin and vinegary notes in the finish, along with some hot, peppery alcohol.

2.5
screigh (748) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Pours a brown/red color. Looks a bit like iced tea. No head at all on my pour. Smell is grain and sweet. Tastes a bit tart or sour. Some bitterness in the finish.

3.9
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Finally getting around to rating this since now it’s available in bottles. Pours a deep clear read with a small off white head that fades to a nice film. Aroma is nice blend of English biscuity malts, light caramel, citrus, earthy resinous hops, herbal grassiness, and light pineyness. Taste is sweet malts at first them fades to bitterness and finishes clean and dry. Carbonation is perfect and the finish is clean and not overly long. Overall a really great beer.

3.7
ogiergrove (120) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Beautiful copper color with a complex bright hop nose. Unexpected combination of resiny bitterness with an almost Belgian fruity Esther quality


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