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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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4.6
574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2014 Pours a deep amber-garnet with a thinner khaki head that settles to a ring leaving streaks of soapy lace. Nose involves a fair amount of pine resin and woodsy notes, deep tones of caramel, nice spiciness, citric grapefruit and orange notes, some underlying toffee, and some dank earthy qualities. Taste is quite sweet, but well balanced with hefty bitterness. Heavier bodied, a touch syrupy, full, with a warm, tingly and lengthy bitter finish. A really nice brew, showcasing how to make an imperial red work. It may be restrained compared to some, but it’s very well balanced and enjoyable.

3.6
Niko100 (2944) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2013
Dark amber/ruby color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, caramel, pine, & fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, fruit, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, on the sweet side - but good.

3.5
BelvidereIPA (140) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle to snifter. Pours copper/red, light head. Lots of hops and citrus on the nose. Molasses, sugar and malts. Interesting, as its basically a Red IPA (whatever that is). Worth trying.

1.4
cheap (5914) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
This is one big viscous nasty bitter hoppy beer. Finish is the same, simply roto till down the back of my throat. THERE YOU HAVE IT kik my ass.

3.7
blipp (9374) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep amber with an off white head. Sweet malty, light fruity and floral hops, and some candy-like notes. Relatively lower bitterness. Solid.

4.3
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2014 Deep ruby amber, thin cream head. Aroma of nutty bread, leather, sweet caramel. Taste of rich roast toast malts, toffee, medium creamy body. Excellent smooth finish of coffee and light yeast.

4.2
jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Clear red-amber with big, creamy beige head / Sweet nose of toasted grain, dark caramel, molasses, and herb / Medium to full body, chewy and sweet, but with good hop balance and some bitterness underneath on the finish / Flavors of burnt sugar, toasted grain, cough drop, cinnamon, orange, cherry / A surprising amount of character for a red ale.

3.7
wlajwl (6886) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 29, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2014 Aroma is earthy malts, piney hops and a hint of coffee. The flavor is caramel malts, citrus, a hint of hop resin, subtle coffee, fruit and a medium bitter/tangy finish.

3.9
jgb9348 (6328) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Nice slightly hazy copper coloured body with a ruby glow and a bit of a muddy brown note. Aroma of fresh hops, tons of alcohol, an earthy and caramel maltiness, some lemons and a hint of pine. Medium-bodied; Strong alcohol and pine note at first with a lot of earthy malt, toffee, pit fruits and a solid hoppy finish with resin and nuts both showing. Aftertaste is quite complex with sugars, fruits, earthiness, alcohol and a good hop bite all noticeable and quite potent. Overall, a very nice beer with tons of flavours, some good complexity and best of all - a small format bottle. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Half Time in Poughkeepsie, New York on 26-December-2012 for US$3.49 sampled at home in Washington on 25-January-2013.

3.3
TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours red with no head. Aroma is citrusy hops. Flavor is a blast of hops. This is a red IPA if there was such a thing.


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