Peak Organic King Crimson | Peak Organic Brewing Company

Peak Organic King CrimsonPeak Organic King Crimson
BA SCORE
64.5%
Liked This Beer
3.81 w/ 155 ratings
Peak Organic King CrimsonPeak Organic King Crimson
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company
Maine, United States
peakbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
King Crimson is an Imperial Red Ale that delivers a royal bounty of luscious, fruity American hops on top of a sturdy, deep red malt backbone. This beer is lavishly dry-hopped with Simcoe, adding a citrusy and piney flavor and aroma to the toasty, sweet malt notes. This special treat is a very limited Winter release, so enjoy it while you can!

90 IBU

Added by TheManiacalOne on 12-31-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,154
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
155
Liked:
100
Avg:
3.81/5
pDev:
11.81%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Photo of Prost76
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of harryhops
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of butters_mcgee
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GrimGuzzler
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Losthiker
2.64/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mklisz
3.39/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of badgustav
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdTheEdge
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of westyrun
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregBarleycorn13
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very cloudy reddish brown with a dense head. Head doesn't last that long though. Has a nice hoppy smell. The taste is excellent with a nice sweetness, malty and then a good dose of hops. Stays on the tongue a good while to enjoy.

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Photo of OhJoe
4.36/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Just try it! You won't regret it...

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Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.27/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JAFoley
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - bubbly tan head over crystal clear red body. Very good retention and nice lacing.

S - Malti, doughy, and sugary

T - Deep, dank, citrusy an earthy. Malts are just sweet enough to balance and a perfect kick of alcohol gives bite to the finish.

M - medium full body with moderate light carbonation. Super smooth and creamy but also chewy.

O - i'm surprised how much I liked this. I have not been such a fan of peak organic in the past. But this is by far my favorite brew of theirs.Great flavors, nice and boozy, and great mouth feel.

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Photo of rderedin
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Motozappa
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Swift989
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of PatGreer
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of JayQue
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got this bottle off the bargain table at Grape and Gourmet. I'm sure age was the reason for the discount. I got it in late summer. The release is from winter. Still a great bargain and a pretty good beer. I'm sure the hop profile I encountered was in no way robust as it might have been when fresh, but the overall experience was good.

Pours a dark orange, somewhat hazy color into a pint glass. Small antique white head with average retention and not much lacing. I noticed a lot of dark sediment in the glass.

Aroma and taste were like a light American Barleywine with a bit of Belgian fruitiness thrown in. The predominant feature is rich caramel malt followed by some fairly robust bitterness. Supposedly Simcoe hops featured, but I'm sure some of the hoppiness had died down in the 10 or so months between being bottled and drank. I couldn't detect any specific type of floral hops. In addition to the caramel malts there is some dark fruit presence as well. I thought it was pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel is nice and smooth with the caramel malt. Alcohol is very well hidden except a warming presence. I would like to try a fresh one sometime, but I get the feeling I would still like the "aged" version better. Pretty good!!!

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of assman79
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of KYGunner
3.85/5  rDev +1%

I drank this after aging it 7 months so the massive dose of Simcoe is lost. That is fine because I don't like Simcoe unless it's blended with other hops. What I found was a barleywine like quality. It starts boozy until it warms and then the malts, smoke, meat and chocolate come out. There's a bit of fig, dark fruit and maple. It ends with caramel and toffee maltiness with less sweetness. Not a bad rendition of an Imperial Red and the average score seems fair.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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Beer rating: 64.5% out of 100 with 155 ratings
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