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RATINGS: 857   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a classic West Coast-style imperial red ale brewed with medium crystal malts, centennial and cascade hops. The color is a burnt amber with red highlights and the aroma has a spicy hop presence with moderate caramel malt accents. The taste is a smooth, malty one with a balanced hoppy finish that includes hints of sweet caramel

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2882) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAR 9, 2016
On tap 4 oz. taster at the Lost Abbey/Port Brewing tasting room. Nearly clear, orange/brown/red with a pale khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel (or maybe toffee), pine and citrus. Taste of toffee, citrus, pine and caramel. Medium/full body and low/medium carbonization with a soft mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cervmagpt (736) - PORTUGAL - FEB 27, 2016
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 22B). Bottle 56 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: hop aroma moderate-high with a citric, resiny, piny character, complemented by a moderate background of sweet malt with toffee, very faint caramel and gentle dried grapes. APPEARANCE: dark ambar color and slightly hazy. large, creamy, dark ivory head with good retention. some lacing/legging formation. TASTE: initial sweet toffee-like malt with moderate intensity, followed by a medium-low hop presence with notes similar to aroma (citric / piny). The malt is complex, showing also toasty and slight caramel notes. slight peppery alcohol also present. medium-high bitterness enduring after a semi-dry fonosh. balanced. PALATE: medium to medium-high body with a slight velvety texture and a present alcohol warmth but smooth. no astringency from hops. high carbonation. OVERALL: a very good american strong ale with a very present hop character and a complex malt to complement the presentation. the sample had a bit extra carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingaugusta (262) - Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Pours reddish copper with a fine tan head. Nose is a strong mix of floral hops and a sweet red malt. Flavor is well balanced between the hops, wheaty malt, and a touch of alcohol. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (3118) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2015
The aroma is spicy, caramel, citrus, nutty. The appearance is clear, deep red, white head. The flavor is citrus, nutty, caramel. The finish is sweet, citrus. Medium/thick in body. Nicely done.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - NOV 30, 2015
Ale potente e caramellata, che alterna un carattere dolciastro e maltoso ad una luppolatura secca ed importante. Avvolgente al naso, cremosa al palato, persistente e di corpo medio-abbondante... Una favola!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SeniorZozo (1462) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 24, 2015
Tasting session at Only Good Beer Pub Budapest. Pours copper reddish, big head. Nose of hops, ripe fruits, caramel. Taste is similar. A bit alchoolic. Warm bitter aftertaste. A big american amber ale.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (19879) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle shared in NH. The bottles a few years old now. Pours clear reddish-gold with a frothy white head. The nose has leafy hops, pine, some toasted grains. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with rich grainy malts, jammy citrus, melon. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sugary finish, lots of bready malts, ripe orange. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1944) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle to wine glass Spruce, pine, orange rind, grapefruit. Hazy reddish amber with a thin off white head and decent lacing. Taste is pine, grapefruit, a touch of caramel, and bread.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
katrinaez (1665) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Not bad. Very hoppy for a red, but had some "red" qualities. Hazy and dark orange brown color. Bottle


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