Aroma: The nose is resiny hops over sweet caramel/toffee malts, with grapefruit hop notes Appearance: It pours a hazy reddish-orange/brown with a thick, frothy beige head and good lacing Flavor: Tastes quite balanced, with the sweet malts bleeding seamlessly in the hop bitterness Palate: The body is medium-full, very smooth and easy drinking, with a clean, dry finish Overall Impression: This one poured beautifully into my boat beer glass. The frothy head rest nicely on top of the beer. A great first impression. The nose and flavor pick up right where the pour left off, with an excellent mix of sweet malt and bitter hop components. This is impressively balanced from a flavor profile perspective, and also incredibly easy drinking for a 9% beer. This is an excellent Imperial Red, right up there with some of my favorites in the "style," I would happily drink this again.