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RATINGS: 859   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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tgncc (3145) - 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
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
SeniorZozo (1875) - 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
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
Leighton (22304) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle shared in NH. The bottle’s 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
dfearnley (2315) - 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
katrinaez (2242) - 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

4
radagast83 (8456) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Draft at The Confessional. Poured a pretty amber-red color wwith a small, but fluffy white head. Aroma has a strong hop presence, juicy, some pine resin too. Flavor was sweet boozy malts, hops are certainly there. Pretty easy to drink, but could get you drunk real quick.

3.8
andrewje41 (4245) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Draft pour pint at special brews. Pours a dark purple red color with a cream foam head. Spicey, malty aroma. Flavor.is heavy malt, light spice, and a roasted finish. Has a warming feel to it. I feel like this would be a nice winter beer, though it’s doing just fine here in the summer heat. Lingering malty, almost cinnamon like finish. Good beer here.

4
SinH4 (6257) - Garching b. M�nchen, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Amber color with nice beige head. Aroma is hoppy and malty, berries, sweet jam. Taste is bitter caramel, earthy, just like it should be. An excellent Imperial Red Ale!


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