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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An imperial red ale that in the future will be produced as a limited annual artesian brew.

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3.7
S_Side_Smitty (776) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Pours deep, dark, & coppery with a medium with a decent off white head. Aroma is sweet rich malts. Taste is rich malts up front quickly coating the palate with deep sweetness - almost oily. The finish is bitter and long with a flash of candy sugar. Good one.

3.5
ddemmingjr (800) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Pours clear dark copper with frothy khaki head, nice lacing. Maple sugars, plum and pine nose. Plum, caramel malt sweetness, some herbal notes, drying bitterness on the finish. Heavier bodied and a bit boozy. Solid enough ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2014
draft. Sweet and candylike beer, has a pretty big hop presence with grapefruit and fruity candies.

3.2
DocLock (10731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Draft at Drafting Room Exton. Pours hazy ruby with minimal head. Nose was vinous fruit, hops, caramel malt. Tasted of caramel malt, hops, some vinous fruit, but the hops didn’t pop. Seemed a bit flat also. Not bad, but not a world beater.

3.4
edwardbass (847) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Dark amber color with basically no head. Aroma is roasted malt and alcohol. Taste is bitter, a combo of pine and grapefruit, with a serious backbone of sweet malt. The ABV is pretty apparent in the taste. Good stuff.

3.7
jsmerig (1623) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Pours an Amber reddish hue. Aroma of hops and vanilla. Taste is Pitney and citrus mixed well with a good malt backbone finishing with a bitterness that leaves remnants of a high Abv

3.9
bth122 (1576) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle at blaws. Pours a reddish amber brown color. Smaller head. Aroma smells great- floral citrus hop. Smells a bit like 90 minute ipa. Medium bitterness. Sort of sticky texture. Lots of citrusy and floral hops. Is this a DF 90 MIPA? Tastes kind of like it. Nice bitter finish. Smooth. Very nice.

3.8
patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2013
bottle - Pours deep red. The aroma is heavy on the citrus accented hops and includes some caramel malt. The flavor features high hops bitterness with good citrus notes and a solid lightly toasted caramel malt backbone. Bitterness lingers pleasantly on the palate. Very good.

4
jsquire (4525) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Deep red amber color out of the tap with a sticky off white head. Big sweet hop candy nose. This is a sweet syrupy beer with tons of malts, caramel, and even more hop resin bite. Noticeable alcohol in the finish. This is a big, sticky hoppy beer.

3.8
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2013
clear red pour with some white head. nose is fruity, dark caramels, grapefruit rinds, spice, touch of almost roasty like caramels and just a little bit of alcohol in the nose. various burnt caramels and citrus fruits on the palate. sweet malts but finishes dry with a punchy bitterness. Pretty nice brew.


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