Red Dragon Imperial Red Ale – Dead Frog Brewing (Aldergrove, BC, Canada)

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Red Dragon Imperial Red Ale – Dead Frog Brewing, 8% ABV, 50 IBU, 650ml., (Aldergrove, BC, Canada) (*local BC Craft beer*)

on the front-left & right label:

“Don’t be fooled by the inviting tropical citrus aroma… This is a monstrous dark red ale with massive helpings of hops and malts. A robust and rich malt base is perfectly balanced with tropical citrus flavour and aroma provided by hearty helpings of citra dry hopping. The way of the dragon is one of perfect balance between malt and hop. Hops: Citra Malts: Pale Ale, Cara Amber, Munich, Cara 20, Special B IBU: 50 Recommended Glass: Hollowed out skull of your enemies”

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  • Style: Imperial Red Ale
  • Taste:
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $6.30 – 650ml., May 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: sure, worth a taste

Visual: Pours auburn with a small 3mm head, a thin layer of retention, bubbles and bubbles everywhere.

Nose: malts with bright tropical mango-pineapple-orange. (lvl-8)-pungency

Attack: crisp-slick, subdued hops, resin, biting

Mid-palate: cream-fizzy mouthfeel, (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) toffee malts, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, light toasted

Finish: malt heaviness, 90° turn sharp bitter hoppy finish.

Summary: Good body and crisp flavours. Overall satisfaction is there but wishing for a bit more punch in the tropical flavours. Stealth ABV.