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Peak Organic King Crimson - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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very good

133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 10
Gots: 3 | 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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Ratings: 133 | Reviews: 66 | Display Reviews Only:
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Sspeer1, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of Billolick
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Billolick, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of 21Maestro8
4/5  rDev +5%

21Maestro8, Dec 20, 2013
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.

twiggamortis420, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of KTCamm
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

KTCamm, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of davet100
3/5  rDev -21.3%

davet100, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of Mullen2525
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Mullen2525, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of jaxon53
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

jaxon53, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of Camjmorton
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Camjmorton, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of JMUbrewz
2.84/5  rDev -25.5%
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.)

JMUbrewz, Jun 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

chefduff2, May 30, 2013
Photo of jbeervt
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

jbeervt, May 20, 2013
Photo of beechner224
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

beechner224, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Auror, May 16, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -21.3%

ejimhof, May 15, 2013
Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Kelp, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of mpedara429
3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

mpedara429, Apr 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Chico1985, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

From the foil-topped 22 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on April 16, 2013.

It pours reddish brown with decent clarity and a full, foamy tan head that lingers throughout and leaves lacing clinging to the glass with each sip.

The nose is hopped up with very floral and flowery esters. Then there is also this cherry-fruitiness and inviting sweet malt note.

The body is a tad acidic but generally falls into the medium range.

The taste is much like the aroma with an abundance of floral (not earthy) hops and a difficult to define kind of fruity sweetness. It has a moderately lingering bitter finale bounced off a sweet kick. Well worth the $4.99 I paid for it.

puboflyons, Apr 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

ShriverMO, Apr 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

PStriedl, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of dheacck11
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice rich amber red with a bit of haze. Soft off white lacy head, lingering with time.

Nose is very piney and resiny, with a hint of sticky sweetness.

Deep malty taste with flavors of pine, almonds, sap. Finishes with a potent dry hoppy bite. Only the slightest hint of booze.

Rich and full mouth feel, appropriate for the largeness of the beer.

A really nice imperial red overall. Nice complexity combined with solid body, all for an steal of a price. Great for the fall or spring.

dheacck11, Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

juicebox, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of SeanGC
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

SeanGC, Feb 28, 2013
Peak Organic King Crimson from Peak Organic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.