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Imperial Red Ale | Yukon Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Yukon Brewing Company
Yukon, Canada

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by biboergosum on 04-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 4
Photo of leaddog
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Beer Revolutions

Appearance- Pours a ruddy copper brown with a 1/4 finger width of creamy head.

Smell- Earthy, piney hops, citrus, caramel malts.

Taste- Hops are moderate with slight citrus. Slight hint of caramel. Refreshing with pleasant bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with light carbonation. Slightly creamy.

Overall- A refreshing Imperial Red Ale by Yukon Brewing. Nice to see the expansion into this style. I enjoyed the earthy hop bitterness but in my opinion it is not quite "imperial". It is on the cusp of being so. Otherwise, a good brew and definitely worth a try.

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Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A small pint at Beer Revolution.

This beer appears a dark, glassy amber hue, with one broad finger of thin creamy ecru head, which leaves a solid wall of painted lace around the glass as it steadily recedes.

It smells of caramel malt, and leafy, grassy citrus hops. The taste is big caramel/toffee malt, some warm vanilla, and nicely bitter citrus, pine, and floral hops.

The carbonation is fairly sedate, the body a solid medium weight, and smooth amongst a prickly usurper. It finishes quite in line, the malt and heady hops not ceding any ground just yet.

Well, not quite 'Imperial', but moving strongly in that direction. A full-flavoured, malty, hop-strewn red ale. Ain't nothin' wrong with that.

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Imperial Red Ale from Yukon Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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