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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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Pours out a nice darker red color with a smaller amount of head. aroma was very hoppy and citrusy. Flavor was very much the same with a crisp hop finish. A fantastic beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Bottle from South Bay. Pours out a dark red color without much of a head, then out of no where it kind of gets a nice tan little head on it. Smell is full of hops, caramel, malts, sugars, grass, and a touch of citrus. Taste is similar, but it has alot of hops - very Pizza Port like, smooth yet brutal but that is what makes it good. Not as bitter as I thought it would be, but it is plenty bitter to satisfy hop heads. Really good stuff, and actually my glass went so quick, I had no idea what happened.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Copper color with little head. Nice spruce sap hop and caramel malt aroma. Medium body. Nice taste is mildly sweet caramel malts with leafy hop resin. Has a nicely bitter finish. Not too bad, but gimme an IPA please.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (917) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark amber-brown with no real head. Very hoppy aroma, with a bit of citrus and spices. Flavor also has a lot of hops, with still some hints of spices and a bit of malt. Nice lingering sharp bitterness. Interesting and tasty.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Sleeper (91) - Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2008 Bottle pours with very little head. Red Hue very hoppy and pine aroma. Flavor is very hoppy. Alcohol is very present and steals away some flavor. Its not my style really.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Bottle. Pours orange red with delicate lighter red hues. Flavor is hoppy, pine, malty, woddy, and sweet. Finish is strongly hopped with little detectable etoh masked by the strong hop character.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (16630) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2008
Draught, Lost Abbey
Orangey-red colour. Chewy crystal malt with woody hop notes. Chewy with lots of bitterness. Sweet finish. Fairly typical for the style. Nice woody hop notes. Its ok, never was my style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8458) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Pours clear amber with tan head. The mild aroma has notes of roasty to crystal malts and pine hops. The taste is much the same with rich roasted malts mixing with late addition to the boil pine hop flavor and full boil pine hop bitterness. Midway the malts well up for a moment and steal away the flavor from the hops. Into the finish and after taste the hops grow and leave a lingering pine hop bitterness. Delicious mix of flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (5025) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2008
Thanks to Stine for sharing. Reddish color with a thin head. Very hoppy aroma and a strong caramel presence. Not surprisingly, the citrus hops crush the flavor. Lots of grassy and fresh hop taste. Caramel malt. Delicous.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2008 From a bottle purchased at Newport Pizza and Ale House--Poured a rich, crisp red body. Hoppy presence. Mildly cloying but freshly gripping and malty. Very worthy monstrously hopped hophead nectar. Bold and a good representation of the double red stylistic. Yum!


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