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Big Red (Imperial Red) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

397 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 12
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 07-03-2006)
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

IdrinkGas, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured unto a pint.

Appearance: Pours a semi cloudy amber, white head is roughly 1/4" thick.

Smell: I would love to rate this a little higher but it is a light smell, nothing to rave about.. but if it smell like anything dry hops, and slight flowery.

Taste: Slight caramel, and feel of pine. For all IPA lovers this is the light flavor but full alcohol flavored version.

Mouth: Perfect balance of medium carbonation. This is pretty smooth.

Overall: Just drink this and sit back, this is pretty good beer. Definitely not perfect, but just enough. Salud.

BlurryVisi0n, Jan 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

zenwatts, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

tbonci, Jan 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

btesta, Jan 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Nezzy, Jan 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

mattyrubes, Jan 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

KarlSpackler, Jan 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Rob315, Jan 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

MikeDATL, Dec 31, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

atone315, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

rxthree, Dec 26, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

dowen44, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

k3v1k, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

SteelCityHops89, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

GrindFatherBob, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

mylar, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

hdelavega, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

djrn2, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

stouts4me, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy apricot color with a nice 2-finger head, great retention, and excellent lacing on the glass. The nose offers primarily sweet cedary tones, some floral hop notes, and some alcohol. The flavors are sweet and malty and there is a noticeable presence of alcohol throughout, giving the beer that medicinal taste that I associate with barley wines. The hops counteract it some, but more are needed. There is a light, semi-dry finish and a good firm mouthfeel.

Not a bad beer, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed. The slight booziness is a bit of a turnoff for me, but fans of barley wines might really like it. I also feel that this beer would benefit greatly from additional hops.

deadonhisfeet, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

BMart, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

rab53, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 06, 2011
Big Red (Imperial Red) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.