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RATINGS: 740   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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This mammoth imperial red ale leads with a tantalizing hop aroma that is quickly complemented by an enormous malt backbone. Finishing with a multitude of hoppy goodness, this “Monster Beer” is truly not for the faint at heart.

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3.3
GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2010
355mL courtesy of tastybeer. Apparently this is contract brewed at Flying Dog in Maryland. Hmmm. The pour is a hazy, deep mahogany looking opaque brune in the glass. A huge, rocky, yellow head erupts and sticks around indefinitely and finally subsides leaving big lace. Aroma is cheesy old hops, caramel, toast, brown sugar. Taste is salty, bitter, chewy, toffee, sweaty, some prickly alcohol warming coming through. Palate is watery, dry, biting.

3.7
bb (9900) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Bottle. 2007. Rich toffee colored beer with a light tan head. Caramel, dark fruit, and citrus aroma. Citrus, pine flavor with lots of caramel. Not very IIPA like - the impreial red is more like it. Medium bodied. Lingering caramel, grapefruit/lemon, and some summer fruit.

3.9
douglas88 (9834) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2008
Bottle. Pours a rich rub hue with a thick orange head that quickly goes down. The aroma is awesome; very sweet candies and fruits, think those fruitcakes that appear around Christmas. The taste is also very nice; a rich and sweet body, caramel, plum, candied oranges and cherry, some chocolate, a citrus hop and a light bitter finish. Very nice.

4.4
arminjewell (9744) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle at home, big thanks Doodler for just handing me the bottle! Pour was very dark hazy reddish with a nice half finger of creamy slightly tan head from 12 oz. Aroma brings big notes of pine, resin, and grass, some nice citrusy grapefruit sneaks in there with a rich toffee and caramel backbone, hints of spice in there as well. Taste is is a nice blend of quick bitter grass and pine, goes into very nice citrus with tangerine, some tropical fruit notes with mango, pineapple, and even more mango in there as well, hints of caramel, toffee, biscuit notes, goes into hints of spice, finishes nice and bitter but has some slight dryness in there too. Wow, delicious, delicious stuff.

3.7
3fourths (9380) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2007
12oz bottle thanks to CaptainCougar. Pours a rich and deep rusty red color with a standard-sized light tan head, the color of wheat bread dough. Inviting fruity hop nose, with notes of marachino cherries, blood oranges, sticky toasty malts and some fresh but light cedar. Texture is full and sticky, moderately frothy as well, with a crisp bite of snappy orange and cherry flavored hops, and a huge, heavy note of chewy, toasry Munich malts. Well made.

3
b3shine (9339) - Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle to snifter (thanks Bunker). Looks solid; a semi-transparent brandish-brown with off-white lacing. Smells hot and malty. Tastes like it smells with some hops. Average on the palate. Alright.

4.3
drowland (9191) - Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Got this in a trade. I prize this beer for its originality and quality. Big hop aroma with a sweet malty flavor that finishes with delicious hops. Creative and yummy!

3.8
Svesse (9135) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2010
(Bottle, Akkurat, Stockholm, 31 March 2010) Dark amber colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of pine needles, citrus, caramel and a touch of chocolate. Fruity, hoppy taste with pine needles, black-currant and caramel. Above medium body, balanced sweetness. Generous piney bitterness. Well balanced with alcohol well hidden. Very nice one.

4
nimbleprop (9042) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2008
Snagged this one in a trade with unclemattie. Thanks Matt! This beer looks awesome. Opaque, thick, deep copper amber color with a thin white head. Smells very sweet, caramel, candy and toffee. Also plenty of milder citrus, orange and flowers. Flavor is also very sweet, chewy grains, candy, caramel, some biscuit with only mild citrus. Heavy mouthfeel, syrupy with a balanced finish mixing sweet candy and slight citrus bitterness. Despite the heavy malts and alcohol, this was very drinkable. I enjoyed this alot.

3.7
drfabulous (9000) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Lots of malt and hops in this Double IPA. Label says "red" but I get a mouthful of malt. Much to my liking. Terrapin keeps getting better with its beers.


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