ObsceneOne (32) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2007
This is Beer. Deerp red in color, strong hops in the nose with a deep bitty flavor. It is a great beer. mholdefer (6) - Northport, Alabama, USA - AUG 15, 2009 does not count
Strong coffee/chocolate flavor is nicely balanced with bitter hoppiness that leads to beer happiness - the best of two flavor sets complements each other rather than competing with each other - maybe the best beer out of the Terrapin family MPosey (134) - , Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2010
What a great beer! Pours with little head, a wonderful brown and deep ruby color. Aroma is very hoppy, almost citrus like qualities. Tastes with strong caramel flavor with a warm alcohol attack, mellows nice and sweet. Great beer, I really need to find the oak aged version next! TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2005 Bottle. Pours a dark ruby red with a substantial head. Nice piney aroma with hints of fruit. Flavor is smooth and hoppy with a nice alcohol warmth. This is a great autumn beer. Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - DEC 1, 2006
A really nice red ale, sweet and hoppy. It had a really nice long head, and a beatiful amber color.
BeerKurve (520) - - MAY 10, 2012
Very Malt Heavy ale combined with a very complex flavor. We’ve got Rum Raisin, Brown Sugar, Maple, Caramel, Floral Hops, Figs and Spices. Very creamy and smooth to drink. Not the big hoppy monster it so proudly claims to be, but it’s easy to overlook because this is easily one of the tastiest beers I have ever had! hurdlecoachkm (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2014 does not count
Smell the oak. Drank from the bottle, was very nice for a relaxing day. A nice oak aged ale pintocb (654) - Hoon, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2005
Holy crap what a beer. It smells like you are in a field of hops. I’ve never been in a field of hops, so maybe that makes no sense. Maybe I’ve had too many.....Great beer. jetboy (32) - USA - FEB 8, 2008
This stuff is GREAT. Aroma hops. Taste Hops. Finish Hops. Not quite a Double Dog but brought out the hop monster in me. Color was superior, body was nice and full. Try this beer. doppelmeup (51) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2008
I was very pleasantly surprised by this beer. I bought a four pack for a trade, and had a couple left so I decided sample one of these higly rated brews for myself.
Listed on BA as a double IPA, I was expecting a bright orange grapefruit/pine/hop bomb. I don’t think this style is correct for this beer. The label describes it as an Imperial Red Ale, and this is right on the money.
The beer pours a dark amber red into a pint glass with a rich, thick head that slowly fades and leaves great lacing all the way doen the glass.
Aromas are full of cut grass and chocolate malt. A strong rye presence and some citrus balance this out. Very multidimensional.
The taste is absolutely awesome! There are so many flavors it’s hard to list them all. Chocolate, rye, spicy hops, fruity. Very hoppy yes, but definitely not a hop bomb. This is one of the best beers I’ve had!
Mouthfeel is both hoppy and dry and slick and malty at the same time. The high ABV is completely hidden.
Overall, this is one of the best beers I’ve had. It just screams DRINK ME! Don’t pass this by if you see it on the shelves!