110K+OT Batch #4 - Imperial Red Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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4/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Review from notes. Had at a Pittsburgh tasting a bit ago.
750ml bottle split and poured into a Stone taster. Thanks to pghlee for bringing this!
A - Pours a dark, crimson red and slowly grows a 1-finger head, light tan in color, with okay retention. Despite the smallish head, it still laces like a champ, thoroughly coating the glass.
S - The aroma brings very hoppy notes, bursting with tropical fruit and mango. There's a bit of malt, but the focus of this nose is all hop.
T - The hoppiness continues into the taste, with a nice, clean composition which are full of tropical hops that last for a long time afterward. A decent amount of caramel malt surfaces here with a clean finish that gives no indication of the 10.2%.
M - Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with somewhat low carbonation. Still full-bodied with a smooth, creamy finish. The hops linger on the palate.
D/O - Drinkability is high. This was sort of a surprise for me. Being an amber ale, I was expecting something a little more maltier, but it's surprisingly hoppy while still maintaining a clean, smooth balance.
Serving type: bottle
11-16-2011 03:09:27 | More by nhindian
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