Imperial Red I.P.A. - Blue Hills Brewery
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Reviews by Duhast500:
4.35/5 rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the tap into a tasting glass.
The color is a cloudy orange/red with a finger or two of white head. Some slight lacing.
The smell is a pretty fruity with some nice hoppy flavor. IT smells just light a my homebrew boiling.
The taste is really hoppy and is bitter but quite enjoyable for a hop head like me. Has a nice fruity flavor with some hints citus and caramel.
The feel is pretty medium with a bit of a spicy aftertaste. IT goes down really easy and it the best beer I have had from Blue Hills so far.
Serving type: on-tap
01-18-2010 03:41:26 | More by Duhast500
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3.25/5 rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pour - Amber, copper in coloring. Nice tan foamy head which kept for a bit. Nice carbonation streaming up the sides of the cup
Smell - Definitely get the classic red ale smell with the citrus hoppy ipa notes. Grapefruit, caramel and malty.
Taste - Starts out very sweet, then turns malty and finishes with the bitterness. It is not exactly what i expect for a red ipa.
I agree with some other users that it reminds them of a barleywine.
Overall recommendation would be that if you are looking for a Red IPA, i would go with green flash's instead.
Serving type: bottle
09-09-2012 18:58:52 | More by inandon
4.85/5 rDev +33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This imperial is without a doubt top quality. The idea of a red ale and an IPA combined for one big beer is brilliant. The 9% abv is a surprise if you did not see it on the label. The nice sweet caramel malt flavors balanced with some great hops and just a touch of roasty make this a great brew. Its a nice well made balanced beer and even some of my friends who hate IPAs love this beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2012 02:09:55 | More by IHC
Imperial Red I.P.A. from Blue Hills Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.