Imperial Red Ale | Marble Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marble Brewery
New Mexico, United States
marblebrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with royalty in mind, no expense was spared in crafting our Imperial Red. Generous additions of our favorite hop varieties blend harmoniously with long layers of dark caramel malts.

Added by canucklehead on 10-07-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
89
Reviews:
26
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.7%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
18
For Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4.84/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of nje123
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of M_chav
4.62/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look - Beautiful dark cherry pours with 1/2 inch foam
Smell - Hop forward but sweetness and slight caramel
Taste - mmmmm, more malty than first expected, caramel creamy goodness!
Feel - Super smooth and well-balance hop-malt. Just falls into your throat
Overall - Awesome, the best imperial red out there. No wonder GABF Gold 2014

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 pint 6 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. No date.

Appearance - Big seafoam tan head with erratic stick and decent retention. Very dark ruby-amber body.

Smell - Very floral and hoppy. Grassy. Basically an IPA with some soft caramel malts underneath.

Taste - Lots of hop kick on the first sip. Follows the nose. Balanced well with the malt. Mild, balancing astringency. Relatively clean finish.

Mouthfeel - Mild, hop-balancing astringency doesn't ruin the mouth. Very smooth. Medium bodied.

Overall Drinkability - Such a well balanced, rounded beer. Probably the best I've had in the style. Very flavorful, refreshing, and interesting without being overbearing and with no real flaws.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of elNopalero
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This has a ruby amber hue to it with thin foam. A sweet piney aroma comes through, followed by a piney, chewy, big and bready taste. Lots of sweet, sweet malt comes through along with some pine and some chew. Becomes noticeably sweet as it warms. Very tasty.

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4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of denver10
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PretzelCity
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LXIXME
4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a bomber about an inch above the glass gives you a big light tan head that lasts quite a while before fading into a pretty decent lacing above a clear beer with a deep amber caramel hue that reminded me of a thick farm honey color.
A very appealing looking beer in the glass.

A light caramel malt if foremost in an aroma with a lot more going on, including some piney hops, a light earthy alcohol, and a slight grapefruit or something very similar to that.

A light alcohol laced taste of warm caramel malts, an earthy quality, and some hardy fruit hops come through as well as some other very minute tastes in the background.

A medium or even a slight more full body on this imperial with a slight dry yet slightly wet malty aftertaste with a slight but still noticeable alcohol hint to it.

I like beer like this, you can't really tell exactly whats dominate or what kind of hops or malts or other things that were used to make it but blended very well together to make pretty solid beer.

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Photo of arizcards
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bomber in late March from Total Wine for $6.29. Mfg Date of 11-27-13.

Beer poured deep amber with a large off white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is grapefruit zest and toasted malts.

Taste starts with a huge toasted caramel malt backbone balanced nicely but a big grapefruit hop. After taste is piney.

Mouthfeel is huge, full and viscous; very satisfying.

Overall this is a delicious brew! I would love to try it fresher to see how it compares!

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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Imperial Red Ale from Marble Brewery
4.02 out of 5 based on 89 ratings.
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