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Peak Organic King Crimson - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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very good

136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 10
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
King Crimson is an Imperial Red Ale that delivers a royal bounty of luscious, fruity American hops on top of a sturdy, deep red malt backbone. This beer is lavishly dry-hopped with Simcoe, adding a citrusy and piney flavor and aroma to the toasty, sweet malt notes. This special treat is a very limited Winter release, so enjoy it while you can!

90 IBU

(Beer added by: TheManiacalOne on 12-31-2009)
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

PatGreer, Saturday at 01:49 AM
Photo of JayQue
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got this bottle off the bargain table at Grape and Gourmet. I'm sure age was the reason for the discount. I got it in late summer. The release is from winter. Still a great bargain and a pretty good beer. I'm sure the hop profile I encountered was in no way robust as it might have been when fresh, but the overall experience was good.

Pours a dark orange, somewhat hazy color into a pint glass. Small antique white head with average retention and not much lacing. I noticed a lot of dark sediment in the glass.

Aroma and taste were like a light American Barleywine with a bit of Belgian fruitiness thrown in. The predominant feature is rich caramel malt followed by some fairly robust bitterness. Supposedly Simcoe hops featured, but I'm sure some of the hoppiness had died down in the 10 or so months between being bottled and drank. I couldn't detect any specific type of floral hops. In addition to the caramel malts there is some dark fruit presence as well. I thought it was pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel is nice and smooth with the caramel malt. Alcohol is very well hidden except a warming presence. I would like to try a fresh one sometime, but I get the feeling I would still like the "aged" version better. Pretty good!!!

JayQue, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

wrightst, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of assman79
4/5  rDev +5%

assman79, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of KYGunner
3.85/5  rDev +1%

I drank this after aging it 7 months so the massive dose of Simcoe is lost. That is fine because I don't like Simcoe unless it's blended with other hops. What I found was a barleywine like quality. It starts boozy until it warms and then the malts, smoke, meat and chocolate come out. There's a bit of fig, dark fruit and maple. It ends with caramel and toffee maltiness with less sweetness. Not a bad rendition of an Imperial Red and the average score seems fair.

KYGunner, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of JMUduke
4/5  rDev +5%

JMUduke, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -21.3%

malfunxion, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of hoppymcgee
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

hoppymcgee, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

markdrinksbeer, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Stagga_Lee
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Stagga_Lee, Jul 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

cavemanlawyer1999, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of KevMo84
4/5  rDev +5%

KevMo84, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of Satchboogie
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Satchboogie, May 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

jbh26, May 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Amalak, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Massbmx, Apr 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Filthyfloor, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of jneiswender
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poor this beer out of a 1 pint 6 ounce bottle into a tall tasting glass

Pours a dark brown with a reddish hue body and a slightly tan head

Smells very rich in American hops

The taste is quite hoppy and of alcohol

Medium mouth feel

In and of itself this isn't a bad beer however I don't really get the red ale designation on the bottle. It doesn't seem to have a very strong malt profile. Not a bad beer though

jneiswender, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

kvgomps, Apr 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

racingkenny14, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of SpasmWaiter
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I bought this beer simply because it shares a name with my favorite band. That being said, decent beer overall. Since I have to fill out space, here are the lyrics to a King Crimson song -

Talk, it's only talk
Arguments, agreements, advice, answers,
Articulate announcements
It's only talk

Talk, it's only talk
Babble, burble, banter, bicker bicker bicker
Brouhaha, boulderdash, ballyhoo
It's only talk
Back talk

Talk talk talk, it's only talk
Comments, cliches, commentary, controversy
Chatter, chit-chat, chit-chat, chit-chat,
Conversation, contradiction, criticism
It's only talk
Cheap talk

Talk, talk, it's only talk
Debates, discussions
These are words with a D this time
Dialogue, dualogue, diatribe,
Dissention, declamation
Double talk, double talk

Talk, talk, it's all talk
Too much talk
Small talk
Talk that trash
Expressions, editorials, expugnations, exclamations, enfadulations
It's all talk
Elephant talk, elephant talk, elephant talk

SpasmWaiter, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Thedrizzle
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Thedrizzle, Mar 13, 2014
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Peak Organic King Crimson from Peak Organic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.