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Imperial Red Ale - Epic Brewing Company

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Imperial Red AleImperial Red Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

118 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A boldly flavored double red ale. Combining caramel malt for sweetness mixed with nice alcohol and plenty of dry and late kettle hop aromas from three killer America strains create a beer that is tough to compare.

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 08-08-2010)
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

TrojanRB, Oct 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

BeerNW, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of snaotheus
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle split between a pair of chalices. Release #33, DEN#1394.

Pours cloudy red-brown, tiny head, not much carbonation. Smell is mild, caramel, spice, a little pine.

Taste is caramel, slight toffee, a little coffee, toast, a little soap.

Mouthfeel is gritty and medium. Overall, it's pretty good.

snaotheus, Oct 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Salemjeff, Sep 28, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev +10.5%

Tuckersmth, Sep 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Raziel313, Sep 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

deac83, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

zestar, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

afsdan, Jul 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

EnojysAnyBeer, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

ToddThompson, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

InfragilisBrew, Jul 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

BrandonLBC, Jul 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

spoonsock, Jun 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Whiskeydeez, Jun 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

tpacek, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of SHODriver
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

bottle from release 34

A: poured into a pint glass to a deep red with a half finger of dense off white head that slowly fades and leaves plenty of lacing
S: smells of caramel, pine and citrus
T: taste is pine oil, caramel sweetness, toasted malt, citrus and some oily hop. swallow is a nice blast of pine resin and herbal hop flavor
M: this beer sits medium in the mouth with a soft but present carbonation and a refreshing finish
O: this is a very nice imperial red. it has a good dose of hops but there's a firm enough malt backbone to balance things out and it has great flavors as well. Definitely a solid example for the style

SHODriver, May 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

littledreamer87, Apr 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

birchstick, Apr 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Beerlover, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of delta490
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a deep cloudy red big a creamy tan head. The head has pretty good retention and a nice collar and leaves sticky lacing throughout. The aroma is malty, dark fruit, sweet, with just a hint of hops. The flavor is very similar, with dark fruit and dark bread flavors with some lighter hops in the background. It has a nice weight on the palate and is quite smooth. Overall an outstanding example of a big malty imperial ale.

delta490, Mar 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

tedho21, Feb 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Nunya, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

ricecracker420, Feb 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

pinnser, Feb 12, 2014
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Imperial Red Ale from Epic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.