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55-11 Imperial Red | Cycler's Brewing

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3.59/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cycler's Brewing
Texas, United States
cyclersbrewing.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brandon911 on 09-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,987
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
54
pDev:
14.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
17
Trade:
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Kuges
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeschaefer
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Premo88
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can poured into tulip
(April 26, 2017 born-on date)

L: murky amber orange, almost copper but a bit too red; pushes up minimal head, about 1/4-inch tall, offwhite/beige; slight bit of sticking and lacing; keeps tight collar of offwhite/beige foam, some skin

S: orange, peach, candied orange ... a little pine way in the background

T: caramel, mango, orange, pine ... hoppy but not bitter at first; as the hops build, it has a piney bitter bite

F: relatively light and crisp for a brew this big, pleasant and very easy to handle

O: good brew but nothing extraordinary; too much of a caramel/mango bomb for my personal taste buds but the mouthfeel is so nice it makes it very enjoyable overall; a fresher version likely showcases more pine hop flavor, but even then I bet this malt dominates, for it's loaded with the malt

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dface
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of juneof44
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of amalburg
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerucee
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bryan12345
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Albianfire
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look - looks like a red. 1 finger pale tan head. Some lacing is left behind on glass as I drink. No particulates in suspension. Tiny carbonation running up to the surface.

Smell - sweet malty backbone. Hops are present. I would say a bit too much but this is an imperial red so I won't dock points for that. Still very nice and the malt comes forward as it warms.

Taste - I get the sweet malt upfront with the hops following but not bitter. Carmel notes. Some breadiness but I could use more. Hops are status quo. Nothing it apart from the mainstream of craft beer. Would have liked some risk here. As the beer flattens out I get some tea flavor but not offensive. Very drinkable. I could finish the 6 if not a work night.

Mouthfeel - light but not watery. But, very close. Still not off putting and adds to the drinkability.

Overall - I like this beer and will get it again. When I am looking for middle of the road not too amped brew this will be in the go to group. A little pricey but, sometimes I find it better to pay for the absence of over the top flavors. $9.99 Kroger near Houston. Give it a try!

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Photo of E-McFarden
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jmills3
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bearman13
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jim_TX
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Strange back taste

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy garnet red pour with a small off-white head. Nice malty aroma. Thin body with really nice bread and malt flavors coming through initially. Can also taste some caramel and light earthy bitterness. Finishes with a slightly sweet caramel and wet bread flavor.

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Photo of aknalley
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably my favorite style of beer - Imperial Red. Not hoppy enough but the malt brings enough flavor to this beer to make it interesting. A bit of a stale bread taste is made better by the unique sweetness of this beer. Hops taste lemony.

This style usually gets a much higher rating from me. The price was very right though, 10$ for a sixer at HEB.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jame515
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bundy462
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BdM
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BKotch
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
3.14/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very nice red color. On draft into a snifter. I expected more in flavor from a beer labeled "imperial ". A decent red but not distinguished. I enjoyed it but would not seek it out.

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55-11 Imperial Red from Cycler's Brewing
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 54 ratings
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