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Imperial Red Ale - Marble Brewery

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Imperial Red AleImperial Red Ale

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90
outstanding

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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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5/5  rDev +22.9%

rcontn, Dec 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

texasdrugaddict, Jul 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

McIntosh, Jun 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

nje123, Oct 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

KriegerNco, Oct 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

1 pint 6 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. No date.

Appearance - Big seafoam tan head with erratic stick and decent retention. Very dark ruby-amber body.

Smell - Very floral and hoppy. Grassy. Basically an IPA with some soft caramel malts underneath.

Taste - Lots of hop kick on the first sip. Follows the nose. Balanced well with the malt. Mild, balancing astringency. Relatively clean finish.

Mouthfeel - Mild, hop-balancing astringency doesn't ruin the mouth. Very smooth. Medium bodied.

Overall Drinkability - Such a well balanced, rounded beer. Probably the best I've had in the style. Very flavorful, refreshing, and interesting without being overbearing and with no real flaws.

ZenAgnostic, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Mebuzzard, Oct 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Tsrohnek, Aug 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

kpowledge, Oct 17, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +8.8%

This has a ruby amber hue to it with thin foam. A sweet piney aroma comes through, followed by a piney, chewy, big and bready taste. Lots of sweet, sweet malt comes through along with some pine and some chew. Becomes noticeably sweet as it warms. Very tasty.

elNopalero, Jul 18, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +7.6%

Poured out of a bomber about an inch above the glass gives you a big light tan head that lasts quite a while before fading into a pretty decent lacing above a clear beer with a deep amber caramel hue that reminded me of a thick farm honey color.
A very appealing looking beer in the glass.

A light caramel malt if foremost in an aroma with a lot more going on, including some piney hops, a light earthy alcohol, and a slight grapefruit or something very similar to that.

A light alcohol laced taste of warm caramel malts, an earthy quality, and some hardy fruit hops come through as well as some other very minute tastes in the background.

A medium or even a slight more full body on this imperial with a slight dry yet slightly wet malty aftertaste with a slight but still noticeable alcohol hint to it.

I like beer like this, you can't really tell exactly whats dominate or what kind of hops or malts or other things that were used to make it but blended very well together to make pretty solid beer.

LXIXME, Oct 09, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev +5.2%

One of the standouts from my tasting at the taproom in Santa Fe. This was a big beer with lots of hops but anchored in tons of malt as the style defines. I didn't really taste the alcohol as the beer warmed up but rather the hops really shined in this brew. One of the more complex beers in New Mexico this is why Marble is probably the best brewery in the State

canucklehead, Oct 07, 2010
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4.28/5  rDev +5.2%

Picked up a bomber in late March from Total Wine for $6.29. Mfg Date of 11-27-13.

Beer poured deep amber with a large off white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is grapefruit zest and toasted malts.

Taste starts with a huge toasted caramel malt backbone balanced nicely but a big grapefruit hop. After taste is piney.

Mouthfeel is huge, full and viscous; very satisfying.

Overall this is a delicious brew! I would love to try it fresher to see how it compares!

arizcards, May 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

m0unds, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

hiphopj5, Oct 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Pinche_Oso, Jan 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

rickrem, Jul 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

nzerbe, Mar 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

yeaprolly, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

joeymrr, Jul 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

M_chav, Jun 26, 2014
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MarkyMOD, Jun 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

afsdan, Mar 28, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev +3.9%

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!

StonedTrippin, Oct 17, 2012
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Imperial Red Ale from Marble Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.