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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a big, bold Imperial Red Ale thats tantalizingly smooth. While its triple digit IBUs suggest another violent bitter bomb, the Eruption instead releases onto the palate a glowing stream of balanced, bittersweet goodness that warms without dehydrating the tongue.

Dont let the 100+ IBUs scare you this is not a slab of red meat for the chalk-tongued hop monsters. Big numbers dont always mean big bitterness. We use a whopping 6 pounds of hops per barrel, but only a fraction of our hop bill is for bittering. Instead we rely on fruity, fragrant, top shelf floral, piney and citrusy beauties like Cascade, Centennial, Crystal and Meridian to build up the taste without injecting too much acid to tear it down.

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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
bpreo (2586) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2013
100+ IBUs. You can definitely taste it. Very very hard hitting, and a heavy alcohol content.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4980) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 17, 2016
This was sampled at the RBSG 2016in Pittsburgh at the sFriday evening hotel bottle share. Poured amber with an off-white head. Nose of citrus and fruit. Medium body. Flavor is caramel malts with kind of a mish-mash of hop flavors. Lightly bitter finish. OK/

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (3264) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2016
650 ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange/brown with moderate foamy head. Aromas of oranges, graham wafers, and sweet malts. Flavors of toffee, oranges, and toasted malts with a bit of light pine. Simple but nice.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
AdamChandler (4571) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 23, 2016
light pink reddish. it smells kind of nice. like a lime juice red-ale. the taste thoughhmmm just another red ale. sorry to the brewers. bitter, malts, cereal and oats.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9643) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
RBSG 2016, hotel lobby share. Bottle. Hazy medium orange. Caramel, light pine, medicinal bitterness. Just ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (15267) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle - pours reddish amber- nose/taste of resin, pine and caramel malt - medium body

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
JStax (5634) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle shared at RBSG. The beer is a clear amber with a beige head. The aroma is pine and dry paper. A bit herbal. Big body and medium carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nate (4246) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Bottle at RBSG. Mild hop aroma, a little aged with moderate sweet malt note Caramel amber clear with no head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Moderate sweet start, slightly oxidized, with neutral hops. Light bitter finish and after. OK red.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (22014) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle. Clear copper amber color. Aroma of herbal and peppery caramel. Taste is burnt caramel. OK.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2199) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2016 Pours a clear red amber with a very large dirty white head and very good lacing. Smell is of toffee, coffee, caramel, hops, malt, and bark. Taste is of caramel, hops, earth, citrus, and malt. Ends oily and somewhat bitter.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seehaferb23 (226) - - MAY 24, 2016
This is a nice beer that leaves looking for more. What's nice about is that it is easy to find in the Portland Suburbs. $5.38 at Fred Meyer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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