RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Conceived in DC by Peak Representative Tim Adams

King Crimson is an Imperial Red Ale that delivers a royal bounty of luscious, fruity American hops on top of a sturdy, deep red malt backbone. This beer is lavishly dry-hopped with Simcoe©, adding a citrusy and piney flavor and aroma to the toasty, sweet malt notes. This special treat is a very limited release, so enjoy it while you can.

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rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Big time sweet malts here. Really well crafted. Smooth and crisp on the pallet. Hops are subtle and clean.

ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Clear copper pour. Butter butter and more butter. Some toffee, Carmel and diacetyl

jcos (1855) - Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on May 10th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a dark brownish red.
Aroma: Aroma is malty.
Taste: Medium bitterness, then a ton of sweetness that is too much.
Palate:Medium body.

Summary: I like the intentions but this just finishes way too sweet for me, and I love this style so I was disappointed.

dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2012
For me, this went too far towards the malt bias. I like my big reds to have a hoppy character, and this one was very thick, even syrupy, with malt. Pours dark red, the name is very accurate, with white head. Thick toasty, creamy flavor and the hops can’t quite escape from under it. Finishes heavy.

obguthr (6833) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2012
Oak, butter, cherries, and orange peel aroma. Clear ruby, thin yellow head, good lacing. Sweet cherry flavor initially, faint amount of diacetyl. Woody orange peel finish. Alcohol noticeable. Not awful, despite the presence of diacetyl.

Ratman197 (15636) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2012
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, orange zest and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, grapefruit, light orange zest and light pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.

swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 26, 2012
draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. deeper caramel colored pour. sweet malts, caramel malts, citrusy hops, light butterscotch. flavor is rather sweet, somewhat boozy, buttery, citrusy hops. slightly unbalanced. OK

bhensonb (15991) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bomber from the Folsom Whole Foods. Pours dark ruddy copper/amber with a creamy beige head. Which did a very slight ring lace eventually. Aromas of mixed citrus/floral/pine hop over a pretty roasted malt backbone. Full bodied. Flavor is a bit indecipherable, it’s almost like chocolate and pine. With some moderately darkish fruits. Somewhat challenging. But it’s hoppy as heck, has lots of structure, and makes my mouth writhe in ecstasy. Sorta kinda. It finishes bitter and arguably dry. Also arguably not dry. This is a beer which has been so gifted with ingredients that it cannot fail to be brilliant.

GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2012
Nutty caramel aromas. Slight citrus, pine and caramel flavors. Overall a decent red ale.

kenwall17 (284) - new york, New York, USA - APR 10, 2012
Unique sour (in a good way) taste. Deep copper red with a thin head. Nice hops. Definitely a sipper.

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