14th Anniversary Imperial Red | Tustin Brewing Company

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4.17/5
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3 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tustin Brewing Company
California, United States
tustinbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by womencantsail on 08-11-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
3
pDev:
1.44%
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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by womencantsail:
Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Tustin

A: The pour is a dark amber color with a dense cream colored head.

S: Lots of pungent grapefruit aromas along with a slight lemon and orange note. The sweetness is there, bit somewhat minimal, and the same could be said about the pine.

T: The grapefruit just jumps out at you right away. Lots of bitter and mildly sweet grapefruit hop notes followed by a slight caramel and brown sugar sweetness. The finish has a mild bitterness to help cap things off.

M: A nice medium bodied beer with a lively and crisp carbonation.

D: This kind of red ale is up my alley. Nice hop character and decent bitterness with just a hint of sweetness for balance.

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Photo of Mooch273
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep reddish amber with good head retention; lacing marks each sip.

A: grapefruit pith and malty aroma accompanied by mild notes of citrusy hops. Very inviting.

T: stronger boozy presence than typical red, but not at all overwhelming. Caramel malt flavor comes to the forefront of each drink.

M: smooth with an appropriate carbonation for the style. Dry bitterness lingers at the back of the tongue making you want to take another sip.

D: although ABV unknown, strong alcohol presence forces one to keep count of the number of pints they've had, especially on a school night.

Overall, it is an enjoyable brew that I wouldn't mind TBC adding to their regular line up.

On a side note, I was lucky enough to enjoy this on cask a week earlier, but not quite sober enough to review it.

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Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

14th Anniversary Imperial Red from Tustin Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 3 ratings