RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
An American-Style Strong Brown Ale developed by eight Redhook brewers working in four teams of two to create one beer. The ale reflects a compilation of each team’s individual receipes that were then carefully blended into one distinct beer. 8-4-1 Expedition Ale offers complexy flavor notes, delivering malty sweetness, medium bitterness with hints of smoked flavors and oak chips balanced by the addition of honey, brown sugar and candi sugar.

Style: American - Style Imperial Brown Ale
ABV: 9.5%
Malts: Pale, Wheat, Munich, Caramel, Chocolate, and Smoked Malt
Hops: Alchemy, Cascade, Willamette, Crystal, and Sterling
Bitterness Units: 55 IBU
Original Gravity: 20
Brewed Since: October 2009
Shelf Life: 365 days

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j12601 (13300) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 28, 2010
Bottle with some work people. Pours a hazy ruby brown with a medium yellow beige head. Dry malt on the nose. Thin, malty and with a spicy smoke note. Boozy finish. Mediocre.

daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2010
Brownish color. Aroma has toffee, hops, light cocoa, banana and booze. Flavor has banana, light toffee and some hop bite. Ok.

michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2010
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, hops, brown sugar, light candi sugar, slight oak, and a hint of pepper. Poured deep amber/copper in color with a small, off-white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout around the edges and as a film on top of the beer. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of malt, hops, rye, slight oak, slight smoke, slight wood, and a hint of cocoa. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, rye, slight smoke, and slight oak finish is dry. 9.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2010
Pours a hazy rich rusty brown color with large, bubbly, off-white head. Aroma is of bright hops, caramel malt, light oak, vanilla and light smoke. Taste is light hops upfront, caramel, oak, light vanilla and light fruit and smoke. Bold and enjoyable this is definitely a welcomed treat from Redhook.

dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2010
this beer pours a deep amber brown with a thin tan head. the aromas are raisins, musk and old closet. the palate is slightly sweet and syrupy. this wasn’t great, but I didn’t dislike it either. cheers!

MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2010
Bottle purchased at friendly mini mart in Lakewood. Pour is an attractive dark reddish brown with a thin cream head. Aroma has hints of oak, honey, caramel malt and alcohol. Flavor is somewhat hot, lots of alcohol and hop bitterness. Could use some mellowing in real oak, and not just with chips.

Petrucci914 (921) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2010
Thanks for sharing, bro! Pours a dark amber color with a medium off-white frothy head. Aroma is earthy hops, brown sugar, some nutmeg and sugary spices. Taste is earthy hops, brown sugar, caramel malts, and sugary spices. Pretty good but very different. Nice to see brewers doing a different Imperial style.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010

Name: 8-4-1 Expedition
Date: April 09, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark amber, frothy off white head, thick streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel and chocolate aroma, light smoke, touch of spicyness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of caramel sweetness, light earthy smoke
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

J_man (1025) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
Beautiful amber/copper color. Sweet, candy-sugar, malty flavor with a strong alcohol background, which balance each other wonderfully. A nice puckering bitterness in the background from the hops. Another great limited release beer from Red Hook!

Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
On tap at the Fort Worth Gingerman. Deep red pour with a white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, a little hops, musty, and a little roasted. Taste is bitter hops, pine, chocolate, and plum.

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