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Imperial Red Ale - Marble Brewery

Imperial Red AleImperial Red Ale

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89
very good

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%


Brewed by:
Marble Brewery visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with royalty in mind, no expense was spared in crafting our Imperial Red. Generous additions of our favorite hop varieties blend harmoniously with long layers of dark caramel malts.

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 10-07-2010)
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Ratings: 46 | Reviews: 21 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Hopbomber:
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Hopbomber

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-02-2013 09:38:19 | More by Hopbomber
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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-28-2014 02:35:35 | More by afsdan
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - 4 - This is a reddish brown clear beer that has an off white head that leave nice lacing.
S - 4 - Nice caramel malts balanced by piney, citrusy hops. Very sweet smelling. Great Imperial Red aroma. Reminds me of G'Knight.
T - 4.25 - Oh man, this one is good. The citrusy, orange zest, grapefruit hops start, with nice sweet caramel malt in the middle and piney, citrusy, bitter grapefruit on the back of the tongue at the finish.
M - 4.25 - Medium-heavy, full bodied. Alc covered well. Aftertaste is bitter grapefruit and sweet malt.
O - 4.25 - What can I say, this is a great beer. It's about the same price/oz as OB G'knight, and honestly, I'd have to have them side by side to figure out the subtle differences between the two. Great imperial red. I'm glad I had it.
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Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 02:40:45 | More by ISmith87
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Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

12-24-2013 05:18:21 | More by Lovely85
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-08-2013 08:34:55 | More by largadeer
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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a deep red that's almost brown with a dense three finger off white head that retains very well
S: pine and citrus with a little bit of caramel. slightly earthy. nice hops in the nose and just a hint of sweetness
T: piney hops up front with some nice caramel malt. slightly spicy with a bit of citrus plus a bit more caramel flavor and a bit bready. swallow brings more pine and oily hop goodness
M: medium in the mouth with a silky smooth mouthfeel with slightly prickly carbonation
O: great flavors, great appearance, great smell. a very solid beer that's a pleasure to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 03:19:19 | More by SHODriver
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Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

MFG DATE: 9.01.2012

Large, off-white, fluffy, foamy, soapy head. Lacing is well spaced and consistent. Nice clarity in the deep ruby red color.

Tons of deep, roasty, pine, grapefruit, raisins, mango, belgian candy, apricot, not sugary. nothing is off here.. Smells damn bitter, tons of citra hops..

Dry, super bitter, heat is hidden, but alcohol flavor is upfront, a very distinct vodka flavors emanates, kinda disappointing. Roasty crystal malt is almost overwhelming with an odd blend of hops.. High carbonation, slight kick of sweetness, and brutally bitter on the back end.

A very good brew, yet a very strong (and could be offensive) brew.. Glad I tried this one. Recommended. Could use more rounding/blending, but drinks well-enough. I would love to try this brew FRESH off the bottling line..

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StonedTrippin

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4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this is an awesome beer from a brewery that knows how to do hops. this pours impossibly deep red, earthen and glowing, with a sudsy khaki head a couple inches tall. excellent lacing and retention. the nose is big fresh piney hops, stronger than, but in a nice jive with a deep deep red amber malt, redder than red. itd be dry if it wasnt for the big oily hop boom, which carries from aroma, through the flavor, and is still left at the end after the swallow. cant explain how fresh this tastes, huge robust beer, but carefully refined. something id serve to my closest beer commrades, and one i would kill to try on tap. mouthfeel is huge. big old bastard body gets help from the polleny hops and perfect carbonation. usually not huge into red beers, but this is surely the best one ive ever had. potent earthy hops with a unique dark red malt body and a smooth and slightly filling feel. what a beer!

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 01:00:44 | More by StonedTrippin
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DRyan

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3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a Jester King tulip glass. Bottled 9/1/12, drank 10/8/12.

A: Dark ruby crimson almost blood red with a frothy white head that subsided quickly but laced nicely.
S: Definitely hop forward, piny scent, with some malt to the backbone
T: Opens with maltiness and finishes all hops. A much more pungent red ale than most; it's strong but in a likeable way. I found the regular Marble Red somewhat dull, but this one is not.
M: Thin, with very little carbonation. It could be better if it was a bit thicker, or had more persistent carbonation.
D: I enjoyed this one a lot. A winner of a red ale that I could easily drink all night (this bomber is going away with just myself on it!), and it is easily quaffable for being 9% ABV. One of Marble's better brews.

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Imperial Red Ale from Marble Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.