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Double Down Imperial Red - Wildcard Brewing

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Double Down Imperial Red
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wildcard Brewing
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: flexabull on 12-01-2012)
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ChalupaBatman

California

3/5  rDev -21.9%

06-07-2013 15:24:45 | More by ChalupaBatman
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a shaker glass.

A- Poured a clear red color with off-white frothy head that left chunky lace.

S- Big juicy red apple, pungent citrus and piney hops, toffee, and caramel notes.

T- Lots of big juicy red apple, toffee, and caramel malt notes balanced out with a huge pungent grapefruit and piney hop presence.

M- Smooth, prickly carbonation, semi-dry finish, full bodied, and light warming.

O- This is an incredible imperial red ale with moderate bitterness and huge malt and hop character.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2014 14:02:08 | More by Hoptometrist
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seanwilson530

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

New brewery in Redding. Figured I had better leave some reviews for the beers I tried. Out of the three I had, this one was my favorite.

Appearance: slightly hazy, deep red hue. Beer had about a one finger, white creamy head that left decent lacing in the glass.

Smell: malty. There was also a slight smell of floral hops and a bit of citrus, but a very malty nose. Bready, with some caramel as well.

Taste: taste followed nose. Big malt flavor, with a decent hop wallop. Very sessionable for a 7+% alcohol beer. Caramel malts mixed with doughy bread flavors. A good pint.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied and pleasant.

Overall: A good beer from Reddings new Brewery. I enjoyed this pint.

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2013 02:53:19 | More by seanwilson530
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jhutch31

California

4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is my favorite beer from Redding's newest brewing company. A big congratulations to Jeff and Jenny for finally bringing craft beer that is going to stay in Redding. This beer has an awesome red hue to it, coupled by a great malty and slightly hoppy nose. The taste is smooth, well balanced and in my opionion contains a fantastic selection of various malts complimented by a good variety of hops to create an easy drinking flavor. Overall, a job well done and I can't wait to try more beers that come from this brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2013 17:32:35 | More by jhutch31
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flexabull

California

3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark and slightly hazy amber color with a pretty nice light tan colored head. Good looking beer.

Nose has a nice blend of caramel, brewed tea, and pine/earthy hop notes.

Taste is of caramel malts, sweet and creamy with some spices and brewed tea notes. Finish is crisp with and earthy hop finish. Nice, but a bit on the sweet side.

Mouthfeel is quite good. Smooth, with nice full body.

Overall, a very solid offering. If I had my way, I'd dial back the sweetness a little bit, but this is still a tasty and well made brew. Nice first beer from my new local brewery.

Serving type: growler

12-01-2012 22:03:15 | More by flexabull
Double Down Imperial Red from Wildcard Brewing
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