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XS Imperial Red - Rogue Ales

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XS Imperial RedXS Imperial Red

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BA SCORE
86
very good

281 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 17
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
12 Ingredients:
Malts: Great Western Harrington, Klages, Hugh Baird Crystal, Black, Munich, Chocolate and rolled oats.
Hops: Willamette, Cascade and Chinook.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

19.4º PLATO
58 IBU
76 AA
47º Lovibond

(Beer added by: TurdFurgison on 12-22-2007)
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lsummers

California

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very rich dark amber with almost no head. This is a fairly intense red ale so I wasn't expecting a gusher.

Smell at first wasn't impressive and almost off. This bottle was aged a little so I was afraid the hop notes dropped off and left unpleasant malts. There's a large amount of burnt toffee and a touch of alcohol.

Taste is what blew me away with tons of caramel toffe and some slight dark fruits. Totally thought this might be undrinkable. The crisp biscuit notes keep the malts feeling lighter than any sort of dark ale. Definitely can tell this is a red ale by nature although has some great brown/dark ale notes. Again this bottle was a little older so the hops probably dropped off quite a bit. Getting a hint of some pleasant floral bitterness. Only drawback is a faint medicinal note. The 7oz was more than enough though, flavor kind of turned on me towards the end.

Mouthfeel is creamy and full bodied. maintains a crisp bite that lends itself excellently. This is a thick one.

Overall, at first I was wary of the bottle being aged but the malty goodness that came through was worth it. Definitely want to retry this fresh.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 23:29:26 | More by lsummers
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XS Imperial Red from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.