55-11 Imperial Red | Cycler's Brewing

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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by brandon911 on 09-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
14.88%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by drinkAK:
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of DonGuido
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Dface
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jim_TX
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Strange back taste

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Photo of BKotch
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoppy91
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aknalley
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bearman13
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BdM
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of mitchmoise32
1.08/5  rDev -70.2%

Photo of Beerucee
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of E-McFarden
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bundy462
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmisiewicz
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This tastes like there was to much chocolate crystal malt used in the mash. Dark for a red I guess that is why it is called imperial (why not Baltic). Not much of a nose. A little rough on the palate but an average brew over all.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
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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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Albianfire
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
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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3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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55-11 Imperial Red from Cycler's Brewing
3.63 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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