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RATINGS: 747   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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3.4
jredmond (8285) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle at St. Stephen’s. Pours a dark, hazy amber red body with thin white lacing. Aroma is sweet citrus hops - conjuring memories of hop 15. The Mouthfeel takes a turn for the worse but with notes of mild sweet hop,

3.4
radagast83 (8072) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Poured a clear reddish/yellow color with a white head. Aroma is a nice strong hoppy aroma, touch of malts. Flavor is hoppy, very hoppy. Alcohol finish along with the hops.

3.3
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2007
12-oz., 2006. Thanks, um, either Boboski or FranksnBeans! I think. One of the all-time great labels. Pours opaque dark mahogany brown with a big, thick, sudsy off-white head that falls quickly to not much. Big cobwebs of lace in the corners of the glass. Ultra sweet, brown sugary, caramelly, bready nose. Not so monstrously hoppy, olfactorily speaking. Body’s on the high side of medium, not much carb. Thick, oozing sweetness all over the mid-palate: caramel, brown sugar, and brown bread again. Thick, sticky sugar on the finish. Not really what they’re aiming for here, but if it’s too sweet for *me*, it’s too sweet for almost anybody.

3.3
JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Bottle sample at the Front Porch tasting. Mostly clear amber pour with a medium tan head. Malty nose with caramel and some hops. Sweet caramel flavor with bready character and a bit of hop. I think this one may be a bit old because it’s not the hoppy monster I expected. Still okay though.

3.8
PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2005
On tap at Summit’s Wayside Tavern, Sandy Springs, Ga. Deep, dark copper pour with a thick, slightly off-white frothy head, thick lacing. Aroma, slighlty spruce, some floral accents, wee bit of alcohol - not as prominent as expected. Flavor is abundantly hoppy - mostly Cascades, good juicy grapefruity notes, some sticky malty nutty accents, a bit of nectarines and a finish of mint. Very thick mouhtfeel. All in all, very decent.

3.7
drfabulous (7948) - 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.

3.9
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
2007 bottle thanks to ucusty. Not really a DIPA; ASA like Port’s Shark Attack. Pours with a light brown, foamy head covering a hazed deep red body. Great lacing. Aroma of molasses, brown sugar, caramel, plum, raspberry, and citrus hops. Taste is nice and sweet with strong malts and fruits. Taste takes a back seat. Syrupy mouthfeel with nice bubbles. This is a great beer that I would drink all the time if it was available in Dallas!

3.8
TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2009
2 bouteilles de 12 oz partagées lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez Goldorak. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes et de caramel avec une pointe de résineux. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #2397)

3.9
FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2010
The label noted that this was a contract brew through flying dog. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy dark orange-brown color with a large brown head that lingered and produced good lacing. The aroma was harshly hoppy with notes of brown sugar, pineapple, cocoa and nut - a nicely complex and interesting blend. The flavor was malty and toasty with solid notes of cocoa, nut, pine, grapefruit and brown sugar. A surprisingly short finish. Fairly full bodied. Nice.

4.2
blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2006
Bottle courtesy of ross. Pours a hazy dark ruby-copper with an average size diminishing tan head. Fantastic aroma of piney and citrus hops along with caramel malt and brown sugar -- simple but it smells great. Delicious flavour of caramel malt and fruit followed by a nice amount of those aforementioned hops and though there’s some alcohol, for the most part it’s very well hidden. Nice full body, creamy mouthfeel -- man, this goes down easy and so smooth. This is a damn good IIPA, I’d have this on-hand all the time if it were available locally.


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