XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some big time sweet caramel/toffee scents. Taste is similar but the flavor is a bit muddled, hop pine bitter comes through.
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BVery (9930) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. Note that this is a different beer than the 15th Anniversary double IPA (both were actually on tap). Bartender says they make this birthday beer each year and mildly tweak the recipe - he calls this an imperial red, but says it isn’t exactly any one particular style. This is a clear amber pour with a white head. Bold hop profile with toffee and malt. Rich on all fronts. Tasty.