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Double Down Imperial Red - Wildcard Brewing

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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: n/a
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Wildcard Brewing
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: flexabull on 12-01-2012

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Reviews by jhutch31:
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4.18/5  rDev n/a
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.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.75/5  rDev n/a

Pours a short head on a clear, but dark straw colored body.
The aroma has some pine, tropical fruits and wet grain. Really nice.
The taste is big and bold. Huge malt, but the sweetness kept in balance by the load of hops.
The texture is thick but crisp with moderate carbonation.
An excellent brew.

Photo of ChalupaBatman
3/5  rDev n/a

Photo of banger7
4/5  rDev n/a

Photo of flexabull
3.83/5  rDev n/a
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.

Photo of seanwilson530
3.75/5  rDev n/a
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.

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.45/5  rDev n/a
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.

Photo of casapy
3.76/5  rDev n/a

Double Down Imperial Red from Wildcard Brewing
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