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Top Ten Imperial Red Ales Brewed in the United States

This Top Ten Imperial Red list is  from the results of the U.S. Open Beer Championship, Great American Beer Festival, and the

1. G'Knight Imperial Red Ale - Oskar Blues Brewery - Colorado
2. Red Hoppocalypse Imperial Ale - APOCALYPSE ALE WORKS - Virginia
3. Bonehead - Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon - Ohio
4. Velvet Hammer - Peticolas Brewing - Texas
5. Imperial Red - Marble Brewery - New Mexico
6. Tyrant Double Red - Wicked Weed Brewing - North Carolina
7. Hop Donkey Imperial Red Ale - Auburn Alehouse - California
8. Shark Attack - Port Brewing - California
9. Uncle Rusty - Columbus Brewing - Ohio
10. Strike Imperial Red - Strike Brewing - California

Best Imperial Red Ales

Imperial Red Ales
Imperial Red Ales are deep amber to dark copper/reddish brown. May exhibit a small amount of chill haze at cold temperatures. Fruity-ester aroma is medium. Hop aroma is intense, arising from any variety of hops. Medium to high caramel malt character is present. Hop flavor is intense, but balanced with other beer characters. May use any variety of hops. Hop bitterness is intense. Alcohol content is very high and of notable character. Complex alcohol flavors may be evident. Fruity ester flavors are medium. Diacetyl should not be perceived. Body is full.
OG: 1.080-1.100
FG: 1.020-1.028
Alcohol by Volume: 8.0%-10.6%
IBU: 55-85
Color SRM: 10-17

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