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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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A Pacific NW style red ale brewed with the highest quality Crystal malts and copious amounts of Nugget hops. The Rose City Red will win you over with its red tinted color, amazing aroma and complex flavor. A perfect brew for contemplating the return of the roses.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (1848) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2013
22oz bottle from"Lifesource" in Salem. $4.59 Pours a dark,ruddy red colour with a large and thick light tan head. In the aroma its nugget hops to the front,herbal alightly grassy with a good caramel malt aroma to the end. Taste is a fair balance of the caramel hop and the hops with the malts just winning out. OK mouth feel. Nice drinkable amber. Good beer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (1859) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2014
22 oz bomber pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel and grass. Taste is malts and citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4459) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
Thin white frothy head atop a deep reddish brown body. Nose of red malt and strong orange hop bitterness. Hops really are overpowering and malt is toasty and bold. Pretty plain.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1178) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2014
Pours two fingers of head on a cloudy dark red colored body. The aroma is rich malt, a little lemon, caramel and flowers. The taste is mild lemon bitterness at first that is quickly balanced out by the big malt bill. Kind of barnyardish overall. The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation. It’s a good, bold red ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Draught at Pumphouse, Richmond, BC
Cloudy dark amber to brown color with frothy head. mild aroma of caramel with light fruity impression. Good body, round mouthfeel; strong flavor of caramel and dark caramel, light roastiness, light residual sweetness; it has some lingering fruity touch and floral undertones; strong bitterness; roasted nuts in the final.
Solid beer, well brewed, with an original delicate touch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockeybeerguy (1474) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 21, 2014
The appearance has a dark red colored body with a one fingered white foamy head that dies within about a minute to a slightly foamy cap coating the top of the body. Lacing is sticky against the sides of the glass. The smell has a rich caramel maltiness with a slim roasty nuttiness pervading my nose. The taste mainly sweet through the caramel malts and nuts, however, a decent bittering effect starts to come across in the flavoring as it warms. There is a malty nutty aftertaste with a dry bitter malty finish. On the palate, she sits about a medium on the body with a decent sessionability aspect to it. Carbonation comes across really smooth for the style and is pretty good to me. Overall, this is a pretty good American Amber/Red Ale that I would have again

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
olr1984 (1036) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2013
22 oz bottle pours a light brown with a large tan head. Bready aroma. Sweet malts but with a hop finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (5931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours a dark amber / brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out dry earthy malts, some slight caramel undertones, and a considerable hop profile. Flavour is very well-balanced, with tons of dry earthy, bready malts, and a great hop punch without being too overbearing. Highly drinkable and sessionable. Finishes dry and earthy. Great stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lagerboy (1171) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
Bomber. Mostly clear medium copper, big rocky creamy off-white head slowly settles and lasts. Roasty, herbal hop aroma. Herbal hop forward taste, some citrus, bittersweet roasted malt hidden behind, some caramel hints emerge as it warms. Unbalanced. Average carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. Finishes dry and bitter. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Darker side of Amber, moderate frothy tannish head, nice lacing.   Soft bready aroma, a little grainy, slight pine like hops.   Malty up front, a little bready, citrus peel, pith, minor sweetness.   Seems well balanced.   Could stand to be a touch sweeter.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Less malty on the finish, more like a Pale Ale in its pith and peel bitterness.   Not bad, if it were a bit more maltier and sweeter it would be spot on!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrFecesious (903) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
On tap at sunset. Cloudy reddish brown. Decent lacing. Aroma of sweet mud, citrus, hops, nuts, caramel. Taste is straw, caramel, nuts, hops. Nice dry finish.


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