Imperial Red Ale | Epic Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
136 Ratings
Imperial Red AleImperial Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
epicbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A boldly flavored double red ale. Combining caramel malt for sweetness mixed with nice alcohol and plenty of dry and late kettle hop aromas from three killer America strains create a beer that is tough to compare.

Added by Wasatch on 08-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
136
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
13.72%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CPAles
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nolster
2.93/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bitterbill
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MFMB
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.68/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweet and hairy, completely impresses the taste buds before any of the hops or bitterness hits to remind you we're in imperial country.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mflamar
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Poupae
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of user785335
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKCNittany
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mr-jj
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip from a 22 oz bomber.

Color is hazy reddish brown with a massive tan head that fades slowly. Lots of lacing for a red ale. Smell is caramel malt, pine and a touch of citrus. Taste is a nice balance of caramel malt and piney hops with a generic bitter finish. Body is medium with moderate carbonation.

Overall, I liked the extra hops flavor in this red ale.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of snaotheus
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle split between a pair of chalices. Release #33, DEN#1394.

Pours cloudy red-brown, tiny head, not much carbonation. Smell is mild, caramel, spice, a little pine.

Taste is caramel, slight toffee, a little coffee, toast, a little soap.

Mouthfeel is gritty and medium. Overall, it's pretty good.

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Photo of Salemjeff
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Tuckersmth
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Raziel313
3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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Imperial Red Ale from Epic Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 136 ratings.
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