Three Beavers Imperial Red Ale
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

Three Beavers Imperial Red AleThree Beavers Imperial Red Ale
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Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
Imperial Red Ale
3.93 | pDev: 12.21%
Feb 09, 2015
Jan 04, 2010
Notes: A strong, malty red ale with an aromatic Cascade hop nose, red ales are becoming increasingly popular in the brewing community, as they can show off the complex malt profile of beer. It is brewed with a selection of roast barley, hops, yeast and fresh Canadian water.

45 IBU
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Rated by ygtbsm94 from Utah

3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Nose caramel, toffee, molasses. Taste toffee, caramel, hoppiness, nice clean dry finish.
Feb 09, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Dec 06, 2014
Rated: 2.25 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

Nov 28, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Oct 05, 2014
Rated: 4.24 by iain_reeve

Sep 15, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Ericbeech_87 from Canada (BC)

Aug 18, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Chadzo69 from Washington

Jun 19, 2014
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from the large swing top bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. No obvious bottle dating.

Deep chestnut brown, almost mahogany dark with a hint of orange at it's thinnest for the body color. Head is tan an easily makes four fingers tall with swiss cheese and clumpy retention. Big Island cap and an impressive appearance.

Nose is malt forward, giving to thick sticky caramel, a little bit of banana like esters also. Real nice malt quality, so where's the hops for aroma? No grapefruit here... but an interesting juiced up fruit quality just barely peaking out.

Palate comes with much accents in the malt realm. SLightly toasty, but more of a thick bodied caramel and English herbality. Little hints of herbal green, sage somewhat, and very leafy, finishes with those aromatics on the swallow. Mild sugared syrup body, but not too bad and giving the right amount of thickness. Hardly any bitterness on this at all, with some very big malt sweetness.

Overall. It's got one angle going, but where's the other half? Where are the hops on this beer?
Jun 07, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Camjmorton from Virginia

May 24, 2014
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Reviewed by RonfromJersey from New Jersey

3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Quite possibly the reddish red ale I've ever had. Four fingers of level oatmeal colored dense foam. Nice drippy lacing. And a terrific resealable quart plus bottle.

Deep aroma of fresh bread and cookies, with a bit of candy sweetness.

Big deep sweetness, good depth, not pixie-stickish. Fruits and nuts follow. Hop snap at the swallow. Sweet finish.

Medium to heavy mouthfeel. Solid and smooth.

A big and tasty malty imperial red. Give it a try.
May 11, 2014
Rated: 4 by CaptDavyJones from New York

May 08, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by anson42 from California

May 03, 2014
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Reviewed by delta490 from Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This ale pours a dark cloudy ruddy brown with a thick, but short-lived dark tan head. The head is pretty sticky, though, and leaves some decent lacing. The aroma is very malty, with dark caramel and sweet dark fruits. The taste matches closely, with some biscuit notes and a little hops bite on the finish. It had a nice thicker feeling on the palate and slight crispness. Reminds me very much of English ales.
Mar 15, 2014
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a one finger head of a copper like body with minimal head and lace. Aroma is mixed and balance of sweet malts and earthy hops, and I find that the light body replicates the aroma with a more sweet edge than most in a red ale but the hops are still there. Really simple, probably not a red ale for most as it's not overly sweet at all but definitely not as hoppy either. Just kind of falls in the middle with a mix of sweet and minor hops and a tiny, dry finish that is fine. I really enjoyed drinking this beer alot.
Feb 14, 2014
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Reviewed by ppoitras from Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
1L bottle purchased as a single from Beverage Warehouse, Winooski, VT.

Poured into a large glass stein, formed a 1 1/2" reddish tan head over the slightly cloudy reddish brown brew. Dense head recedes very slowly, with chunky lacing. Aroma is sweet and floral.

Taste is sweet upfront, fruity in the center, balancing bitter to the close. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is way easy. Well put together brew, abv well hidden.
Jan 31, 2014
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Reviewed by oberon from North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Pours into a becker a deep amber/brown with a large thick creamy off white head that settles very slowly,first thing I notice in the nose is the lack of hops i was expecting in a hoppy amber,some carmale and a bit of dark fruit mainly.The lack of hop presence dominates the flavors although the malt gives some nice flavors,deep brown sugar and caramel toffee with a hint of dark bread,the hops provide light drying and leafiness but really dont stand out at all.I had higher hopes from this beer,probably the first Howe Sound beer I have had that left me wanting a little more.Not a bad beer but it's not the hoppy red I was lookin for.
Jan 14, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Arsenal0328 from Missouri

Jul 02, 2013
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Reviewed by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Howe Sound Brewing ' 3 Beavers Imperial Red Ale' @ 7.5% , served from a 1L pot-stopper bottle purchased for $9.50

A-pour is a hazy dark amber with a small off white head leaving a streaky lace along the stein

S-malty ,

T-crisp and smooth tasting at first , followed by an impressive kick , ah Imperial

MF-mild medium carbonation , full bodied

Ov-GOLD - marketing campaign , SILVER - taste , BRONZE - yes I'd buy again

prost LampertLand
Jun 14, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by jmccraney from Washington

Apr 26, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by Hopmodium from Washington

Feb 21, 2013
Three Beavers Imperial Red Ale from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 33 ratings