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Peak Organic King Crimson - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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very good

131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 65
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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4/5  rDev +5%

12-20-2013 19:51:53 | More by 21Maestro8
Photo of twiggamortis420


3.53/5  rDev -7.3%

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.

12-06-2013 22:31:26 | More by twiggamortis420
Photo of KTCamm

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -5.5%

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.

11-28-2013 13:22:24 | More by KTCamm
Photo of davet100


3/5  rDev -21.3%

09-19-2013 20:58:22 | More by davet100
Photo of Mullen2525


3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

08-23-2013 13:46:25 | More by Mullen2525
Photo of jaxon53


3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-25-2013 08:33:18 | More by jaxon53
Photo of Camjmorton


3/5  rDev -21.3%

06-19-2013 23:06:40 | More by Camjmorton
Photo of JMUbrewz


2.84/5  rDev -25.5%

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.)

06-14-2013 14:30:27 | More by JMUbrewz
Photo of chefduff2


3/5  rDev -21.3%

05-30-2013 03:43:24 | More by chefduff2
Photo of jbeervt


3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

05-20-2013 16:18:42 | More by jbeervt
Photo of beechner224


3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

05-18-2013 21:54:05 | More by beechner224
Photo of Auror


4/5  rDev +5%

05-16-2013 15:17:39 | More by Auror
Photo of ejimhof


3/5  rDev -21.3%

05-15-2013 10:26:43 | More by ejimhof
Photo of Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-29-2013 05:52:16 | More by Kelp
Photo of mpedara429


3.15/5  rDev -17.3%

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.

04-22-2013 23:17:42 | More by mpedara429
Photo of Chico1985


3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-17-2013 13:20:49 | More by Chico1985
Photo of puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.01/5  rDev +5.2%

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.

04-16-2013 22:13:18 | More by puboflyons
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-04-2013 16:05:06 | More by ShriverMO
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

03-17-2013 19:51:21 | More by PStriedl
Photo of dheacck11


4.05/5  rDev +6.3%

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.

03-14-2013 00:10:10 | More by dheacck11
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4/5  rDev +5%

03-11-2013 01:04:07 | More by juicebox
Photo of SeanGC

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

02-28-2013 01:51:29 | More by SeanGC
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4/5  rDev +5%

02-21-2013 18:22:53 | More by Gluteus_Maximus
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-02-2013 01:38:04 | More by jwps214
Photo of BigStein88

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-26-2013 20:01:22 | More by BigStein88
Peak Organic King Crimson from Peak Organic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.