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Betrayal Imperial Red - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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Betrayal Imperial RedBetrayal Imperial Red

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BA SCORE
85
very good

127 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 127
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 06-27-2010)
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Ratings: 127 | Reviews: 51 | Display Reviews Only:
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aquazr1

California

3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark reddish brown with a small off white head. The head leaves a lot of lacing on the glass with a ring on top. It's got a medium mouthfeel and goes down rather easy. It's a good imperial red, but doesn't cover the excess alcohol as much as I would have liked. A definite add to my list though.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 02:52:25 | More by aquazr1
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gspeer711

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-13-2013 04:21:57 | More by gspeer711
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-29-2013 18:06:51 | More by HattedClassic
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anon

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-09-2013 22:00:45 | More by anon
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TruePerception

California

2/5  rDev -47.1%

08-31-2013 06:46:29 | More by TruePerception
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EastBay_Nick

California

4.5/5  rDev +19%

07-13-2013 21:35:10 | More by EastBay_Nick
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JLapadura

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-13-2013 21:14:23 | More by JLapadura
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magnusdave

New York

4.5/5  rDev +19%

07-13-2013 05:02:56 | More by magnusdave
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Jazz_brew

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-22-2013 02:50:43 | More by Jazz_brew
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-12-2013 20:18:04 | More by JMUbrewz
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ChalupaBatman

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-12-2013 03:01:19 | More by ChalupaBatman
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-09-2013 18:22:30 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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TheReese

California

4.5/5  rDev +19%

06-05-2013 21:37:06 | More by TheReese
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-18-2013 19:01:39 | More by RoryOMoore
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Shogun730

California

5/5  rDev +32.3%

05-17-2013 21:28:41 | More by Shogun730
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crowsoup

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-17-2013 14:56:56 | More by crowsoup
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jealmanzar

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-15-2013 17:42:27 | More by jealmanzar
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Rattle N Hum in New York, NY

A: Pours a clear dark garnet red to amber in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some amber + orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall dark beige head that slowly reduces to medium patch of thick film, some very thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface, and a thin ring at the edges of the glass.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted and caramel malts with light amounts of alcohol.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of toasted and caramel malts with a light amount of sweetness. That is followed by some lighter pine hops and hints of alcohol. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness which lingers for a short while.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp with some alcohol warming in the finish.

O: This one is a little too boozy for me, the alcohol is just much too present int he is beer. The presence of the alcohol makes this one tough to drink and not as enjoyable as I might have hoped.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2013 19:58:28 | More by dbrauneis
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zillo043068

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-13-2013 17:00:14 | More by zillo043068
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metter98

New York

3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear dark reddish amber in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high dark beige head that has good retention properties and consistently left a short dense head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of alcohol and caramel malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of caramel malts and pine resin hops along with hints of alcohol. It has a moderate amount of bitterness that particularly lingers through the finish.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied and relatively crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. Hints of warming from the alcohol are perceptible.
O: This is a rather bold imperial amber ale, but the smell and taste of alcohol is somewhat of a turnoff.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 00:44:19 | More by metter98
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mactrail

Washington

3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Clear, ruby amber color in the New Belgium snifter. Big foamy head with a pleasant mouth-filling sudsiness. Big aroma of that fruity mango hop.

A sweet maltiness greets the lips, followed by a boar-load of hops. Qite bitter initially and long into the aftertaste. Quite acidic along with the fruit. A little dank but mostly pineapple, pear skins, and mango. Big dark roasted malt flavors dominate the rest of the story. An interesting variation on the Imperial Red that should please the hop lover. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Beach Front Liquor in San Clemente.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 06:20:08 | More by mactrail
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

To date this is probably the nicest screen printed bottle I have seen. I wish that they did the design in 12 ounce bottles.

Oddly, this bottle is a gusher. Nice flavor profile. A bit boozy. Still carries a good earthy tone with leafy fruit as well. Easy to drink, in spite of the burn to it. I like it.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 04:27:17 | More by RblWthACoz
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gshackles

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

03-28-2013 01:36:40 | More by gshackles
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Pinche_Oso

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-17-2013 01:50:53 | More by Pinche_Oso
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thekillingtree

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-11-2013 02:03:37 | More by thekillingtree
Betrayal Imperial Red from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
85 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.