Colorojo Imperial Red Ale | Wynkoop Brewing Company

Colorojo Imperial Red AleColorojo Imperial Red Ale
BA SCORE
42.9%
Liked This Beer
3.53 w/ 84 ratings
Colorojo Imperial Red AleColorojo Imperial Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wynkoop Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
wynkoop.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ArrogantB on 07-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,509
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
84
Liked:
36
Avg:
3.53/5
pDev:
16.71%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of zotzot
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeremiah87
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of samibr
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Determined_021
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tlloyd417
3.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MammothTarantula
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NappyB
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gerred
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcscientist
3.84/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was actually pretty good, though closer to an IPA thanks to the high IBUs of the Imperial. Most reds these days tend to be fairly hoppy, and this was no exception, but it was still pretty smooth and drinkable. This is a solid offering from Wynkoop and one I would drink again.

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Photo of Harn_SOLO
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very solid amber style of beer, and as an Imperial Red Ale it has a good 8.2% ABV. Strong caramel notes on the front, but finishes with a touch of dryness. Almost like a more pronounced version of Odell's 90 Schilling. Definitely one of my favorite beers from Wynkoop Brewing.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.82/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cdragos
3.24/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not bad but not great as well. Varnish-like smell ruins it.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Amber in color and fairly murky. There's a fingernail of khaki foam on top. Heavy lacing is present. I smell notes of pepper, amber malt, and citrus hops. I taste plenty of amber malt and citrus hops. The mouth is a lightly boozy and a tad syrupy.

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Photo of BlakeAM
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rwilde
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of colingaiser
2.73/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a can into a standard shaker...

L: Produces a monster, sticky head, thick lacing, with a deep caramel color. Looks like a meal.

S: Honestly, not much of a scent. It's a little biscuity, and a few piney hop notes come through.

T: This is a malt bomb -- the deep caramel notes dominate, along with some sweet honey, biscuit, and hints of molasses. Otherwise the warm booziness and astringent alcohol is what lingers, and I'm searching for the hops but they're not there.

F: Heavy, thick body, verging on syrupy, and could certainly use a little more carbonation.

This was a fresh can, so I have to blame this on the beer. It's just not very good. It might satisfy if you like a heavy dose of sweet malt and don't mind the overbearing alcohol notes, but I found it to be incredibly unbalanced.

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Photo of bpkrippner
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IPAchris
3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CO-Bloom
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I truly don't get the hate on this beer. Is it the best in it's style (hoppy Imperial red) no - I prefer several ahead of this (G'Knight, Lagunitas,) but it is still a worth while offering from an old staple Colorado brewery.

L- Dull red-amber hue. Poured from can a 2 finger head into a pint glass. It retained a head the entire time and left sticky lacing up the side of the glass.
S- sweet caramel malt and fairly muted hop presence. While I wish I had more from the hops, it smells like it will be relatively big, sweet and piney.
T- Big caramel sweetness, toasted malts and then some pungent, piney hops come through with some good balancing bitterness. It is a big beer and strong on both sides of sweet and bitter but it seems well balanced to me.
F- Sticky, medium carbonation and some lingering dry bitterness left on my taste buds.
O- I seriously don't get the hate. My guess that those complaining about the lack of hops had an old can or keg because while the hop profile is not my favorite, it is certainly present and enjoyable as it balances out the big malt sweetness of this good imperial red.

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Photo of WDJersey
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Blazer22
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jtnord
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of milwaukee512
4.43/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Good if you like heavy red beers.

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Colorojo Imperial Red Ale from Wynkoop Brewing Company
Beer rating: 42.9% out of 100 with 84 ratings
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