Red Rock 20th Anniversary Imperial Red Ale

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Celebrating 20 years, 1994 - 2014. A deep crimson-colored ale with a robust caramel malt character, balanced with a substantial amount of hops. 9.5% ABV 500 ml bootle

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Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2017
500mL bottle pours with a clear amber to mahogany colored body that supports a tan head. The aroma offers up malts, crystal malts, woody hops, some pine hops and grassiness. The taste delivers a pleasing blend of sweet malts, crystal malts, a dash of molasses and toffee and then sliding into the hoppy notes. I get woody and spicy hops as well as pine hops and thin earthy tea. This is a pretty solid imperial red with a nice balance and sippability.

3.8
voyageurmike (502) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle from the Park City state store. Dark reddish brown and clear, off-white head. Boozy once it warms, but before that hops with malt underneath. Long finish.

3.8
Itzjerm (3076) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2016
An enjoyable Imperial red. Aroma is alcohol and herbal hops. flavor is very much sweetness and grain. Carmel flavors. Thin fading head.

2.7
bwa5879 (956) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2016
Robust ruby/mahogany pour with half inch of dense cream head. Soft carbonation, thick but frothy mouthfeel, effervescent finish. Earthy aroma with pine pitch, caramel malt, bit of cream. Flavor has sweet but robust caramel malt, toffee, subtle but well paired piney hops. Smooth and easy going but not super unique.

3.7
Trainedpalate (16) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Well balanced malt character matched well with a nice amount of hops. I liked this beer for its overall balance. I never would have guessed it was 9.5% ABV.

3.5
BelgianBeerGal (4140) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Utah wine store bottle poured into a sweet Hampton paper cup. Pours a dark bronze color with a long lasting tan head and lacing. Aroma is lightly sweet with a resin hop bite. Nice flavor with good hop and malt balance. Just a hint of the 9+ ABV in the finish. Nice.

3.4
ogre71 (359) - Utah, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Good malty flavor a hearty ale a little hoppier then a like has a bit of an after taste sort of lingers. Pours nice dark red/amber fair head.

3.3
djd07 (15342) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is bready malt, caramel, toast. Thin mouth, roast, caramel, burn toast, lingering bitterness, good.

3.6
deyholla (12037) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle thanks to Santa! Pours a clear amber wit ha white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has grain and bread with a bit of grass and a touch of resin. Flavor has grass and a bit of resin backed by a bit of bread and a touch of biscuit.

3.7
radagast83 (8321) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle shared at the DC Pre-Thanksgiving tasting. Poured an amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma was some light sweet malt, some lemon and a touch of orange notes. Caramel notes, some pine.


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