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Betrayal Imperial Red - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.93%
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: 131 | Reviews: 51 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

whatname, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of tschiess
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

tschiess, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours dark ruby amber with a big creamy light tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet caramel and toffee nutty malts with some leafy hops.

The flavor is sweet caramel, toffee and chocolate malts, some nuttiness and some grassy hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit thin and watery.

Overall, a nicely balanced red.

Beaver13, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of themathguy
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

themathguy, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of aquazr1
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

aquazr1, Nov 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

gspeer711, Nov 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

HattedClassic, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

anon, Sep 09, 2013
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2/5  rDev -47.2%

TruePerception, Aug 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

EastBay_Nick, Jul 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

JLapadura, Jul 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

magnusdave, Jul 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Jazz_brew, Jun 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

JMUbrewz, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ChalupaBatman, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Jun 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

TheReese, Jun 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

RoryOMoore, May 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

Shogun730, May 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

crowsoup, May 17, 2013
Photo of jealmanzar
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

jealmanzar, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.79/5  rDev 0%
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.

dbrauneis, Apr 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

zillo043068, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

metter98, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

mactrail, Apr 10, 2013
Betrayal Imperial Red from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
86 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.