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Imperial Red - Steamworks Brewing Company

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Imperial RedImperial Red

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 16
Avg: 4.04
pDev: 5.45%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steamworks Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada | website

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale | 8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Boozecamel on 02-09-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 16
Photo of biboergosum
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650ml bottle. The ingredient list just screams out BC - a mix of British and American sentiments.

This beer pours a clear, medium ruby amber colour, with one anemic finger of weakly puffy, somewhat foamy, and generally bubbly ecru head, which leaves some chunky iceberg profile lace around the glass as things slowly abate.

It smells of dank pine needles, muddled citrus pith, bready, doughy caramel malt, black orchard fruit, a bit of herbal mint, and further leafy, weedy, and rather perfumed hops. The taste is bready, grainy, and faintly toasted caramel malt, some buttery toffee, weakened leafy pine astringencies, orange and tangerine-tinted vodka, more indistinct red fruit, and edgy herbal/weedy tincture notes.

The bubbles are quite low-powered and mostly ineffective in their wan frothiness, the body a solid medium-heavy weight, and kind of sugary in its otherwise unblemished smoothness. It finishes well off-dry, the caramel, toffee, and various fruitiness all sharing a laugh, under the 'threat' of a hovering, but seemingly benign alcohol trident.

A tasty, and none-too boozy Imperialized version of this namby-pamby style - the malt grabs the headlines, via its robust sweetness, while the West-coast hops kind of dial it in, but it's enough, overall. Yup, simple, unassuming, and easy peasy to put back...ummmm...right?

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Photo of hotmailmsn
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

8.5% ABV, 80 ibu, 650ml bottle.
A - reddy copper with half finger head. hazy
S - red fruit, tangerine, candy sweetness, floral, little bit piney.
T - medium body, not overly sweet as the nose implied. second layer of the maltyness. not as bitter as I expected or it suggested (80ibu), or well balanced?
O - pretty good beer, refreshing aroma, smooth n easy mouthful, ABV and ibu go down very well! everything comes bigger when the beer got warmer. will get it next time.

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Imperial Red from Steamworks Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.