Imperial Red Ale | Red Rock Brewing Company

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Red Rock Brewing Company
Utah, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Red Rock Brewing Company started brewing award winning beer in 1994. In celebration of our 20th anniversary, we've hand crafted our first Imperial Red Ale. This Imperial Red Ale is deep crimson in color with a robust, caramel malt character that is balanced with a substantial amount of hops.

Added by hoppymcgee on 04-16-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 17
Photo of Benish
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Color: burnt orange in color with a nice creamy white head that dissipated slowly to a film of foam.
Smell: tons of hops - its medicinal with some piney and fruity notes.
Taste: it starts both bitter and sweet. The malt base presents a bready taste with notes of caramel. Superbly sweet, almost like some sugar was added to the malt base. The hops are intermingled though out, contributing a medicinal cherry taste.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied and very syrupy.
Overall: I give credit to the brewery making a hoppy red ale that still contributes its malty presence. Good beer!

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Photo of Jsteez
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice cloudy and hazy red pour with a finger of tan head; a nice creamy surface never dissipates on the surface...mmmmmm good! Some yeast and sediment floating around. Smells like straight hops and earth, maybe some funk from the yeast. I love the taste: begins with a rounded caramel malt, toasted brown bread, yeasty funk, and dates. The aftertaste is bitter, slightly dry, and black peppery! A bit boozy in the front and backend of this bad boy. The black pepper and funky hops become much more complex as this brew warms to 55 degrees. Full-bodied and great to sip on a cold evening in the winter. The alcohol really warms my belly. Nice beer here, sad it's only released once. Cheers to Red Rock!

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Imperial Red Ale from Red Rock Brewing Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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