14th Anniversary Imperial Red - Tustin Brewing Company
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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by womencantsail:
4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
On-tap at Tustin
A: The pour is a dark amber color with a dense cream colored head.
S: Lots of pungent grapefruit aromas along with a slight lemon and orange note. The sweetness is there, bit somewhat minimal, and the same could be said about the pine.
T: The grapefruit just jumps out at you right away. Lots of bitter and mildly sweet grapefruit hop notes followed by a slight caramel and brown sugar sweetness. The finish has a mild bitterness to help cap things off.
M: A nice medium bodied beer with a lively and crisp carbonation.
D: This kind of red ale is up my alley. Nice hop character and decent bitterness with just a hint of sweetness for balance.
08-14-2010 00:16:03 | More by womencantsail
More User Reviews:
4.13/5 rDev -0.7%
A: deep reddish amber with good head retention; lacing marks each sip.
A: grapefruit pith and malty aroma accompanied by mild notes of citrusy hops. Very inviting.
T: stronger boozy presence than typical red, but not at all overwhelming. Caramel malt flavor comes to the forefront of each drink.
M: smooth with an appropriate carbonation for the style. Dry bitterness lingers at the back of the tongue making you want to take another sip.
D: although ABV unknown, strong alcohol presence forces one to keep count of the number of pints they've had, especially on a school night.
Overall, it is an enjoyable brew that I wouldn't mind TBC adding to their regular line up.
On a side note, I was lucky enough to enjoy this on cask a week earlier, but not quite sober enough to review it.
08-31-2010 02:45:43 | More by Mooch273
14th Anniversary Imperial Red from Tustin Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.