Resinate Imperial Red IPA
Starr Hill Brewery

Resinate Imperial Red IPAResinate Imperial Red IPA
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American Imperial Red Ale
Ranked #76
Ranked #27,961
3.79 | pDev: 10.03%
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States
Very Good
Resinate Imperial Red IPAResinate Imperial Red IPA
Notes: This imperial red IPA packs hop punch and high gravity. Resinous flavors mingle with caramel malts used to create its dazzling red color. Evergreen and citrus notes yield a robust red ale with a pronounced hop flavor and aroma.

MALT: Pilsner, Honey, Melanoidin, Dark Crystal, Chocolate
HOPS: Denali, Simcoe, Citra, Chinook
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 13 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Photo of woodychandler
4.41/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ahh, the wrap-up to my latest brewery horizontal! I really enjoyed the mix of styles as well as the balance of presentation between CANs & bottles. On to the next bout of madness!

From the bottle: "All Access"; "A dank red IPA full of resinous piney hop character balanced by toasty malt notes and a silky mouthfeel."

I Pop!ped the cap & began a rather heavy-handed pour since it was a nice, fresh bottle. I got two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky head for my efforts with great retention that left behind sticky lacing as it fell. The room smelled like the time that my friend's brother, in a fit of pique, threw a pound of frop in the air for us to clean up! Holy ... Color was a gorgeous Coppery-Brown (SRM = > 17, < 22) with NE-quality clarity. Leaning in for a sniff, I got dank, pine & raspberry (?). The latter seemed odd, but not out of place. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but close. The pine flavor was more like sticky resin, but it also had a raspberry jammy flavor, which was unexpected, but deelish. It lent the beer a sweetness that I usually do not get in a DIPA, but I was not complaining. Not one iota! Finish was semi-dry as a result, not totally dry as is usually the case in the style. The pine tar flavor lingered with a woodenness, like working with pine planks all day & then sitting down to raspberry jam on toast for tea. Man, this was mellow for the style & ABV.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark chestnut color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, pine. Taste is piney, orange peels, light malts are present, bitter for the style. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of brewerburgundy
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

10oz pour, snifter, at Capital Ale House Midlothian, VA.

Deep garnet hazy, tea color with barely any highlights. There’s a small creamy head.

Sweet, piney, dark caramel malt.

Dank, piney covered caramel malt. It’s hop and malt juice.

Slick, solid medium body with tight, creamy carbonation.

Resinate is a smidge darker than I thought, but the hops resonate with me.

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Photo of SonOfKyuss
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MisledTitan
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ALLMUCH
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cjgiant
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap:
Pours a lovely deep rusty amber, maybe a hint of auburn thrown in. Head is a lace-producing rusty beige - lace heavier upfront.

The rusty bubbles help yield a malty orange smell. There's a slight candy aspect without being too sweet. A light honey-sweetened herbal tea note comes from the malts.

The clear but dark liquid has a thicker than expected and smoother than anticipated feel. This almost seems like a nitro without the flatness.

The amber malt tea drives this, but gets a boost as if a full orange was added: zest, pith, and a bit of juice, though it's not juicy. The tea has a light granola aspect to it. A more classic American hop (I'd think one or more of the three Cs) adds a little bitterness in back.

I actually quite enjoyed this. The bitterness was contained, and the citrus accentuates the malts nicely. Reminds me in parallel of how I like my black IPAs, with a hint of citrus.

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Photo of robebo44
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jenrhart
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Resinate Imperial Red IPA from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 13 ratings