Phillips Brewing Co. – Double Dragon Imperial Red Ale Review
If you like dragons you will likely enjoy this beer. Since everyone loves dragons I am pretty sure that everyone will actually love this beer! From Phillips Brewing Company comes the Double Dragon Imperial Red Ale. Three fingers of billowing head tops the glass of which is adorned by a copper-brown coloured ale. The smell is laced with strong hop notes and an underlying malt base. Citrus notes and a light toffee tone come through in the smell as well along side a slight boozyness from the beer’s high 8.2% ABV. Tasting this imperial ale the beer truly holds onto its red ale roots while letting the imperial aspect add a new sense of depth. With the hop and malt comes citrus, mild toffee and caramel. Given the aroma you may expect a booze explosion but rather you are rewarded with a strong hop balanced with toasted malt and a dry finish. The Double Dragon tastes exactly like you would expect for an imperial red ale. This is not a bad thing though, it is a delicious variation which is extremely enjoyable.