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Big Red (Imperial Red) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Big Red (Imperial Red)Big Red (Imperial Red)

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by oberon on 07-03-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured unto a pint.

Appearance: Pours a semi cloudy amber, white head is roughly 1/4" thick.

Smell: I would love to rate this a little higher but it is a light smell, nothing to rave about.. but if it smell like anything dry hops, and slight flowery.

Taste: Slight caramel, and feel of pine. For all IPA lovers this is the light flavor but full alcohol flavored version.

Mouth: Perfect balance of medium carbonation. This is pretty smooth.

Overall: Just drink this and sit back, this is pretty good beer. Definitely not perfect, but just enough. Salud.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy apricot color with a nice 2-finger head, great retention, and excellent lacing on the glass. The nose offers primarily sweet cedary tones, some floral hop notes, and some alcohol. The flavors are sweet and malty and there is a noticeable presence of alcohol throughout, giving the beer that medicinal taste that I associate with barley wines. The hops counteract it some, but more are needed. There is a light, semi-dry finish and a good firm mouthfeel.

Not a bad beer, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed. The slight booziness is a bit of a turnoff for me, but fans of barley wines might really like it. I also feel that this beer would benefit greatly from additional hops.

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Big Red (Imperial Red) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 398 ratings
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