Imperial Red - Strike Brewing Company
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3.64/5 rDev +9%
Served from 22oz bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a very dark brownish/red. 1/2" head, decent, but little, lacing.
Smell: Sweet smell of the malts, but quite boring to be honest.
Taste: Not too bitter, but definitely not sweet, very earthy, with a nice, smooth finish.
Mouthfeel: Very carbonated, but it feels exactly how I imagine it should.
Overall: A decent beer for the price ($3.49 on sale at BevMo), it's the type of beer that makes me want to try others from this particular brewery. Not one of the best beers I've ever had, but I would drink it again.
09-29-2013 02:29:23 | More by JohnnyKuhl
3.63/5 rDev +8.7%
odd on a few counts this one. real dark in color, a little heavy on the roasted barley i think, its barley even red when held to intense light, looks more like a brown ale or even an english porter than a red. secondly, imperial at 6.5% abv? i dont know about that. those quirks aside, my first beer from strike is a good one, thanks to drlovemd87 for sharing this bomber with me. good head on the real dark brew, barley glowing amber. it smells rich and earthy with very little sweetness, a desirable trait for me in red beers. not real hoppy either, seems to be a well balanced malt forward beer, true to the style i anticipated. a little simple in flavor, basic bittering hops round out a darker grain bill for a red. i get some bitterness from darker barley, as well as the special malt and caramel sweetness up front. rather impressively dry though, and with all this carbonation, the feel is awesome, very drinkable. i appreciate the slightly different take on a style that usually bores me, good enough to inspire me to try more beers from these guys, this is tasty brew, probably better suited to fall weather though.
06-02-2014 16:10:22 | More by StonedTrippin
District of Columbia
3.26/5 rDev -2.4%
Was able to try this nice little Imperial Red from Strike Brewing Co., at All About Beer's 30 Under 30 event tonight.
It had an average appearance and mouthfeel. The smell was of honey, syrup, toasted grain (malt), bread, and raisin. The taste feel a little flat, but still fairly heavy on the bread, raisin, and syrup. Not my favorit style of beer, but I'd actually have this one in particular again. Worth trying.
03-29-2013 01:28:05 | More by alysmith4
Imperial Red from Strike Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.