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Double Dread Imperial Red Ale - Mad River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mad River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cswhitehorse on 06-04-2009)
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Photo of chinchill
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%

12 oz bottle.
Hazy dark ruby-amber; large, fairly creamy, durable tan head that leaves ample sticky lacing.
Aroma: Complex and fruity. More malts than expected to go with the hops. Moderate-high bitterness.
Flavor: A strong but very good sipper. Lingering bitter/sweet aftertaste with some roasted grains. Complex. Floral/fruity/herbal hops.
O: another fine Calif. DIPA.

chinchill, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of allengarvin
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%

A: This is a dark ruby amber color with some light sediment and a small but thick head.
S: Lots of caramel malt
T: Initial taste is a heavy malt followed by a sharp, quickly-developing bitterness (not much hop flavor though). Malt is rich caramel, with some toffee hints, and a teeny bit of roast.
M: Big body, with neutral texture.

allengarvin, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +7.8%

paulish, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

dmorgan310, Jun 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

LuckyJohn, Jun 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

bernat1971, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

tdm168, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Latarnik, May 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

DustinSWB, Apr 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

bcsbeer, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%

Pours a thin head on a cloudy dark straw colored body.
The aroma is a deep malt smell. Wonderful.
The taste has a bold lemon bitterness trying to break out of the big malt bill. Great balance.
The texture is heavier with moderate carbonation.
An awesome bold red ale.

Fatehunter, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%

A: The beer is murky dark brownish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation along with some particulates floating in suspension. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down and left lacing on the surface and the sides of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: Moderate aromas of sweet caramel malts are present in the nose along with notes of chocolate malts and hints of fruity yeast—figs seem to stand out in particular.
T: The taste starts out like the smell and has yeasty Tootsie Roll flavors with hints of fruits in the initial flavors, which then transition to a light to moderate amount of bitterness from underlying grassy and piney hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be rather drinkable for an imperial red ale as it wasn't too malty, sweet or heavy on the palate and hid its alcohol rather well.

metter98, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

xungmound98, Jan 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Shagator, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

elec, Nov 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

khargro2, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

jrohrbacher, Nov 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

ksimons, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of silverking
2.86/5  rDev -22.9%

A- deep red, tons of sediment. Thick khaki head that refuses to go away. Excellent lacing.

S- extremely sweet malt. dried cherries, alcohol.

T- very very sweet. Candied fruit, mild bitterness.

M- thick, syrupy, warming alcohol. Moderate carbonation.

O- I will not buy this again.

silverking, Oct 24, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

Raziel313, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

ROGUE16, Sep 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

LouDogg114, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

OldTime, Aug 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

InfernoBoss, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of ADZA
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%

The brew pours a dark murky red copper hue with an off white three finger and lacing everywhere,the smell is all about the malts it's sweet caramel,toffee,brown sugar and a nice dose of herbal hops behind them,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation and has tastes of sweet caramel,molasses,brown sugar,marzipan and finished with a herbal hoppy bitterness and overall yeah it's alright but honestly was expecting more cheers.

ADZA, Jul 29, 2013
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Double Dread Imperial Red Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.