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Peak Organic King Crimson - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

140 Ratings
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 10
Gots: 5 | 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:
Beer added by: TheManiacalOne on 12-31-2009

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
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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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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

Photo of Thedrizzle
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Gfunk
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of ME_M
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of anaids
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Sspeer1
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32 ounce growler filled at the Filling Station, NYC, NY

Darker amber, with a ruddy reddish glow. Lighter mocha head. Stays nicely. Leaves thicker high fields, strands and bits of lacing.

Nutty nose, with some sweet malts, and milk chocolate.

Tasty and pleasing. Strong and pretty flavorful. Notes of chocolate cake, milk chocolate,dark fruity goodness, more nutty malts. Easy drinking with the 9+% well hidden. Drying hops in the finish. Well done and well worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber pours a hazed crimson (imagine that) color with a tight tan head. Nice retention and lacing.

Nose is sweet toffee, light hop oil - very resinous and loads of alcohol.

Taste shows alot of the same resinous characteristics from the nose and the malts are firm, staying away from the sweet end of the spectrum. I could use more flavoring hops to help offset the shredding bitterness and all the flavors dont seem to harmonize just right. Not bad, I enjoyed my half a bomber, but not something that will be memorable.

Photo of KTCamm
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a perfect pint glass 11/3

Pours dark brown with red tint at the bottom. Fizzy bubbly white foam. Some lacing. Bready malt nose. Light pine too. Taste opens with a toffee malt backed with a firm strong hop. Hearty. Really long lasting bitter. Toasty flavor.

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of jaxon53
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of JMUbrewz
2.86/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

10 oz pour on tap. It's a nice reddish amber color with a half inch head. The smell is caramel, butter, and toffee. I can't detect any hops, which is very disappointing for an "Imperial Red." The taste is similar to the smell, but even worse. So much caramel and toffee along with the bizarre buttery flavor that dominates the beer. This beer is FAR too malty. The mouthfeel is actually pretty spot on, but I had trouble finishing a 10 oz pour and I doubt I'll revisit a Peak Beer anytime soon (especially if this is their highest rated beer on here.)

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of beechner224
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into large pint glass. Was reddish brown, clarity was pretty good. Was not much of a foamy head. What was there, was cloudy white. Did not get much hops, but a very strong malt smell. Reminded me of a barleywine with its strong dark fruit and sugary smell. Body and mouthfeel is good, bit on an acidic taste.

The taste is good, with the malt dominant. It is good, but wasn't what I expected on a hot FL summer day. I would have probably really liked it on a cooler night.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of mpedara429
3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours out a clear, reddish brown color. Two fingers of tan colored head with low retention. Spotty Lacing

S: Sweet honey, with slight hints of pine and citrus.

T: Herbal and floral with a toffee malt backbone.

M: Medium carbonation and medium body that is slightly chewy. The beer seems a bit tannic.

O: It's not too bad. The tannic bitterness is very off-putting, unfortunately. Otherwise, the rest is solid.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Peak Organic King Crimson from Peak Organic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.