1. The BeerAdvocate Store is back! Pre-order your stuff now. Items begin shipping Dec 15. Christmas deadline = Dec 18 @ 5pm EST.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Double Dread Imperial Red Ale - Mad River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Double Dread Imperial Red AleDouble Dread Imperial Red Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

150 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 150
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 150 | Reviews: 88 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of andrew8626
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of SurferEric
4.13/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Cfreezy3
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Rlhinson2104
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of chinchill
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

Photo of allengarvin
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of LuckyJohn
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of bernat1971
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of DustinSWB
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of bcsbeer
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of xungmound98
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Shagator
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of elec
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of khargro2
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of jrohrbacher
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ksimons
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of silverking
2.86/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Raziel313
2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

Photo of ROGUE16
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Double Dread Imperial Red Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.