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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

113 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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

deac83, Aug 30, 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 22, 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 19, 2014
Photo of SHODriver
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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%

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
Photo of Zorro
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Chill hazed red colored beer with a thick tan colored head.

Smells malty and hoppy with a sharp citrus aroma. Strong tea and woody aromas. Grapefruit, lemon and pine, they didn't spare the dry hops in this one. Some toffee candy but this stuff is hoppy.

Starts out malty and a bit savory with a slight burned candy taste. Spicy and woody in the mouth cedar wood is a major flavor component. Little bit of a butter flavor. Not bad has the basic parts of the style both strongly hoppy and malty.

Mouthfeel is thick.

Overall a solid imperial Red Ale.

Zorro, Feb 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Braheem, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of pkalix
4.26/5  rDev +14.5%

nice tan head comes in large volume (could be that I poured it into a tall Blue Moon pilsner glass....). as dark red as you could call it, and nice soapiness down the sides.
smell is sweet and malty with some pine and tangerine, and a little caramel.
taste is much the same. sweet with a balance of bitter, lots of malt holding it together.
feels nice and silky on the tongue.
overall, a very nice offering. kind of on the fence regarding most of their stuff. this one included. I can drink it, and like it, but not sure I would want too many of these in succession. but then, how many people out there are looking to drink more than a single beer in a single setting...?

pkalix, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

XmnwildX12, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of denver10
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Pours a red with a tint of grey to it, and an off white head. Aroma offers some caramel, some fruitines, some breadiness, and a nice dose of moderately bitter hops. Flavor follows suit. A medium bodied, crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this one surpasssed my expectation. Really dug it and would be happy to drink it again.

denver10, Oct 26, 2013
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Imperial Red Ale from Epic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.