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Peak Organic King Crimson - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 68
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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Ratings: 143 | Reviews: 68
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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.

Photo of Chico1985
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of puboflyons
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Photo of ShriverMO
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of PStriedl
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of dheacck11
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of SeanGC
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of jwps214
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of BigStein88
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of GrindFatherBob
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of BigRob329
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of rvajohn
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of jdhilt
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three finger cream head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Cloudy brown/red color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Earthy hop nose. Flavor is piney hops almost balanced with sweet malts, lingering bitter aftertaste. Higher ABV is hidden. $5.99 for a 22oz bottle from Market Basket Concord, NH.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed, ruby coloring with a solid, frothy, off-white head that clings closely to everything it touches. Aromas of tangy caramel, rich toffee, roasty qualities, and a touch of booze. Very distinct, powerful aroma profiles. Flavors are toffee first and foremost, with that tangy sweetness of caramel not far behind. Earthy tones help to bring the richness down a bit, but this is still a mouthful on the palate, with a strong booze characteristic. Wow. Nutty highlights with a touch of roasting, but both of those are somewhat overpowered, as well. This is a malt bomb. Very layered. Rich aftertaste, both sweet and roasty, and with a solid dose of resiny hops to clean everything up. The hops cleans surprisingly well, as a matter of fact, leaving a very palatable, balanced, slightly bitter finish. Very interesting brew.

Photo of metter98
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy dark reddish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense beige head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a thick head on the surface and lots of bubbles coating the sides of the glass.
S: There are aromas of citrus and pine resin hops in the nose along with some notes of caramel malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but is stronger and seems a little maltier with some hints of sweetness (initially) and alcohol (towards the finish). The hops also contribute a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a little more than medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some noticeable heat from the alcohol, particularly in the aftertaste.
O: This beer is quite tasty and hides its alcohol well, except for some hints in the taste. I can definitely see how this beer is released in the winter, as it is a strong brew that delivers both bitterness and warming sensations.

Photo of EnronCFO
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from tasting notes.

Ruby colored brew with a two finger cream colored head that lasts for about two minutes and leaves behind some rather nice lacing on the inside of the glass. Smooth medium-thick body, medium carbonation.

Smells of sweet toffee, caramel, just a dab of milk chocolate, and heavy earthy hopping, lesser amounts of onion / garlic, citrus peel, and pine resin.

The flavor is a very nice bittersweet blend of pith, garlic / onion, and sweet malts with an unfortunate rising boozy hotness in the back end. It's unusual to see Simcoe balanced out so well against malts, now if only they did something about hiding that ABV level...

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of smcolw
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick frothiness for the head; leaves chunky lace on the glass, forming a full blanket on the side. The color is a crimson-amber, leaning closer to brown. Mild haze.

Powerful caramel aroma; it's almost like condensed malt in a homebrew store. Light alcohol in the background. A touch of hop to the nose.

Rich body with a high level of carbonation; in a word, creamy. This malty brew is offset with extensive bitter hops. One of the most flavorful beers I've ever had. Long aftertaste of pepper.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Peak Organic King Crimson from Peak Organic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.