Imperial Red Ale - Epic Brewing Company

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Imperial Red AleImperial Red Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

119 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
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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Photo of humulus
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of DRTBrewster
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of rmtaggart
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of DS31
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of DenverLogan
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of Unchi
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of BrienVoll
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Brewman7284
5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of Nyskizy
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of muskiesman
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1pt 6 fl.oz. bottle. Tumbler glass. Enjoyed on jan´13. Pours reddish brown in color. Chill haze. Off-white froth creates a lasting creamy crown. Aroma profile is amazing. It shows toasted caramel malts, pine & resins, toasted bread, tobacco, hints of fudge chocolate & ripe apricot. Toasted malt flavor rounded by orange chocolate touches. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Citric astringency in the middle. Dry bitter finish & orange peel on the aftertaste. Delightful & easy drinkable.

Photo of tdm168
4.23/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2012 #20 8.7%

A - dark amber with a large, dense, thick, foamy, off white head that has great retenetion

S - the foam is a bit soapy, there are some citrusy, piny hop aromas, bread, faint sugar

T - piny, caramel, dark bread, sugary, bitter, faint citrus

M - medium to full bodied, well carbonated

This is a decent beer. The flavor isn't overwhelming but it's decent and enjoyable. It's intensely malty with a noticeable hop presence. I enjoyed this beer, and I wouldn't hesitate to have it again.

Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Arithmeticus
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured chilled in short ale glass

A: dark ruddy red; beautiful head, great lacing, excellent carb
S: beautiful hop bomb; Cascade esp. prominent; lingers long, and is very inviting
T: complex hop bomb; balanced, but with preference to the hops; not spicy; sweetness based in the very thick malt profile;
M: thick, viscuous

Really great big beer

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of elihull
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of roadies
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Lipsntoes
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy orange-khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Imperial Red Ale from Epic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.