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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

111 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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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staticGenerator

Colorado

2.83/5  rDev -24.1%

This is much too hoppy for a red ale. If you like Pale Ales, you'll probably enjoy this ale. However from a traditional red ale perspective, this brew is over hopped. It is true that more and more beers are exhibiting higher IBUs. And I enjoy good Pale Ale now and then. But the label on this beer has no indication of the high hop levels. Does not represent nor is an indicator of a traditional red ale, but could have been. The malts and yeast get lost in the bittering hops.

09-02-2013 21:12:36 | More by staticGenerator
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Glibber

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-01-2013 06:57:26 | More by Glibber
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-24-2013 19:26:53 | More by Haybeerman
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-05-2013 15:26:35 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-03-2013 22:03:00 | More by jrohrbacher
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Samaurer23

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-29-2013 21:20:06 | More by Samaurer23
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Bnoise11

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

07-21-2013 22:25:33 | More by Bnoise11
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jmw4437

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -33%

07-14-2013 19:49:54 | More by jmw4437
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crob3888

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

07-12-2013 02:15:11 | More by crob3888
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Zbeetleman

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-07-2013 06:03:49 | More by Zbeetleman
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bifrost17

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-01-2013 01:08:11 | More by bifrost17
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JamFuel

Sweden

2.5/5  rDev -33%

06-30-2013 07:55:35 | More by JamFuel
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev -3.5%

Poured into a perfect pint. Release #20.

4.0 A: Lightly hazed deep amber color. Two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is pretty good and a good bit of irregular lacing is left.

3.75 S: This smells much more like a barleywine than an amber ale. I suppose an imperial red ale might be a barleywine anyway. Chock full of caramel, toffee, and myriad fruits. Currants, plums, and grape lead the way. Toasty with a rich neutral maltiness. Reasonably hoppy too with floral and citrus notes.

3.5 T: Tastes like a barleywine too. Again lots of caramel, toffee, and the fruits mentioned. Moderate bitterness, toastiness, and thick maltiness. Floral and citrus hop flavor.

3.75 M: Heavier body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy. Good here.

3.5 D: It's amazing how barleywine this beer is at just 8.7%. I would have guessed it to be much bigger. It's a good beer too. GIve it a try, but don't expect a red ale.

06-27-2013 05:23:56 | More by DavoleBomb
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-23-2013 23:35:07 | More by outoffocus
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KFaulkner

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-21-2013 23:38:44 | More by KFaulkner
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KohlbeckM

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

06-14-2013 01:37:14 | More by KohlbeckM
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Mattias

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-29-2013 18:17:58 | More by Mattias
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humulus

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Drank from a snifter.

A: pours a reddish brown, with a beige foam that leaves plenty of lacings on the glass. The foam is high but goes down quickly, leaving a small lid.

S: resin, pine, chocolate, hops, bread and rye.

T: hops dominates the start, but gives way to a milk chocolate type sweetness. It also tastes of bread, citrus and caramel. Very complex.

M: medium carbonation, full bodied and slightly sticky.

O: a very good red ale. Bitterness from the hop is there but is never overpowering, same goes for the bready and sweet notes. Very balanced and complex.

I really enjoyed this one.

05-25-2013 23:21:08 | More by humulus
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-23-2013 22:00:13 | More by DRTBrewster
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rmtaggart

North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

05-22-2013 17:01:46 | More by rmtaggart
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aztraz

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

05-18-2013 00:54:44 | More by aztraz
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DS31

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-04-2013 21:42:00 | More by DS31
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DenverLogan

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +9.9%

From a bottle shipped from Letspour.
Poured into a Corsendonk chalice.
Medium brown with medium amber head.
Aroma of light rye, malts.
Medium carbonation and big mouthfeel...penetrating.
Flavors of rich dark and medium malts, significant grassy and grapefruit rind bitter hops, rye, cream of tartar, pine sap. Cream and big body...no shortage of hearty ingredients. Could be considered an affront on the taste buds for the inexperienced big beer drinker, but for others this is quite tasty and fulfilling.

05-03-2013 04:32:20 | More by DenverLogan
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Unchi

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

04-04-2013 03:36:50 | More by Unchi
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BrienVoll

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-21-2013 02:19:12 | More by BrienVoll
Imperial Red Ale from Epic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.