This is Terrapin's first release in its Monster Beer Tour, it's collection of specialty limited release ales, and what a great start they made. This Imperial Red Ale is fantastic, lots of hops, and yet you can still taste that sweet malt flavor. There's a nice balance of all flavors, something you don't often find with very hoppy beers. I think I'll use the word hop or hoppy just one more time, to give Kris a conniption because I'm sounding like a real beer reviewer. Hoppy. Hoppidy doo. Hoparoonee. Hopalong Cassidy.
Reviewed: August 19, 2006