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RATINGS: 748   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (8046) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle at St. Stephens. 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,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
after4ever (7940) - Brier, 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. Bodys 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 theyre aiming for here, but if its too sweet for *me*, its too sweet for almost anybody.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7921) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7831) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (7762) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2005
On tap at Summits 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (7656) - 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 its not the hoppy monster I expected. Still okay though.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (7571) - 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 theres some alcohol, for the most part its very well hidden. Nice full body, creamy mouthfeel -- man, this goes down easy and so smooth. This is a damn good IIPA, Id have this on-hand all the time if it were available locally.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (7563) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2009
2 bouteilles de 12 oz partages lors dune dgustation Ratebeer Montral chez Goldorak. Arme: Odeur dagrumes et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambre. Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got dagrumes et de caramel avec une pointe de rsineux. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrire got lgrement houblonn. (Rating #2397)

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2006
Bottle, at Kookfest, September 2006. Orangey colour. Big hoppy aroma. Big hoppy aroma. Big hoppy flavour. No surprises there. What is surprising is the rather sugary sweetness. And it finishes up a bit astringent. The hops are more aggressive than assertive. Im not usually shy of big US hop monsters but this one didnt quite hit the mark for me.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2006
2005 Bottle thanks to CaptainCougar! Poured a beautiful fiery reddish-orange with a creamy cap of beige head... would have been a 5 if it stuck around a tad longer. Excellent pine resin, grapefruit, juicy pear, and complimentary alcohol on the nose... not overly complex, but wonderful! Flavor begins with grapefruit meat, pine bitterness, and sharp alcohol at the tip of the tongue... heavier-bodied across the middle with a substantial and well-balanced juicy fruit and caramel base... heavier on the hops at the back end with lots of pine resin and pear. Syrupy on the palate with a high level of bitterness... complimentary alcohol in the flavor and for warmth going down... long sticky pear and pine finish... felt great! Thanks Tom for this most excellent brew!


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