From Bridge Brewing out of North Vancouver comes their “Sleigh Booster Imperial Red Ale”. The beer pours a deep red colour with a tan head. The aroma consists of fruit, a hint of roasted malts, bitterness and some caramel. The flavour is of fruit, sweetness, caramel, roasted malts, bitterness and some earthiness. The alcohol content comes in at 9% and an IBU of 71. I really enjoy these big imperial red ales and this was no different.
Commercial Description: Pouring a brilliant ruby red, this Imperial Red Ale is loaded with depth and flavour, with caramel character shining through from the Crystal, Caramel and CaraVienna malt. This is balanced with a hefty hop bill containing Chinook, Columbus and Centennial, which can handle the big flavour provided by the malts. The perfect warming beer for cooler weather!