Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Phillips Double Dragon Imperial Red Ale 2010

Ratebeer 3.34 69th percentile
Beer Advocate B+

Taste +3

The nose is mostly hops: cascades, citrus, fresh and crisp with some light biscuit malts. The taste is a medium mouthfeel and juicy. There is soem caramel/toffee, cinnamon, biscuits and fruits. Quite well balanced despite the bigish hop nose. The end had a little spicy and alcohol ting.

Aftertaste +2

The after effects were slightly carbonic/minerally with an earthy yeast coating. Very similar to a fresh toffee scone.

Alcohol Content +1 8.2%

It only provided a warmth, not a burn.

Value +1

I picked this up for $6 for a bomber; a very good value for flavour. The label art is also very cool.

Ingame Enhancement +1

It was Monday so that meant Zombie Night in Canada. I managed to get a crazy 50% accuracy. Do they still count friendly fire as accurate?

Overall 8/10

A well done red ale. It was toffee juicy with biscuity yeast and a big citrus hop presence. I'm glad I bought two bottles; might cellar the other one.

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