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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A full-bodied deep mahogany ale with ruby red highlights. Citrus notes of chamomile, grapefruit and Meyer lemon brighten the aroma. A zesty array of hop flavors from mango and bitter orange to green mint and hibiscus meld with the nutty, roasted caramel and subtle dried fruit flavors of the complex malt profile to create a surprisingly fresh, yet warming example of the style.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6734) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle. Bronze beer with a cream head. Pine and grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and summer fruit flavor with light pine. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and summer fruit linger with light pine and light malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (1864) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
From a bottle. Pours dark amber with ruby highlights. Thick frothy beige head. Aroma is caramel and cookie malts, floral and light spicy hops, grapefruit, toffee. Tastes like sweet malts, citrus, bready malts, and floral hops. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3301) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle from sampler pack. Pours dark amber with ruby highlights and thick, frothy beige head. Aroma is caramel and cookie malts, floral and light spicy hops, grapefruit, tropical fruit, toast, and light toffee. Flavor is sweet malts forward which then become better balanced with citrus and tropical fruit esters, dry bready malts, floral hops, and a light touch of spicy alcohol. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
22oz bottle, $8.99. I bought this because I really like hoppy red ales but I almost never find any good ones. . I feel like all of Alaskan’s pilot series is disappointing except for the barleywine. This was no exception. Smells nice and hoppy. Clear, garnet colored, huge head, some lace. Flavor is strong alcohol, bitter hops, malty. The alcohol flavors really detract from this. I should have known better. Serving type: bottle 12-15-2012 03:54:37

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (1676) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Bomber bought at Super 1 in CDA, ID. Pours a hazy amber with a medium collapsing beige head with lots of big ugly bubbles. Aroma is super caramelly with some citrusy hops along for the ride. Taste starts out a little malty sweet before some real bitterness sets in. Not bad for what it is, but I was expecting more given the scores on here. As a sidenote, I just had a New Belgium Rampant and thought it was superior, but it’s getting lower scores on here (same goes for the yummy Dogfish/SN collaboration Rhizing Bines). It just goes to show that you can never really trust the scores on here too much. Maybe I just have weird tastes, though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (2588) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle: Deep amber color with a finger of thick khaki colored head. Big aroma of citrus and pine; pleasantly sweet and potent. Backed up by an assertive hop flavor. Citrus, pine, resin, and floral. Wet and a nice bit of malty sweetness. Really good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6318) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
From bottle at Capital Beerfest, Sacramento. Pours reddish brown with a decent beige head and a smoky red malt aroma. There is a full-bodied smoked malt flavor with a raspy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlbeer (694) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle. Red/brown pour with yellow/tan head and a lot of lacing. Smells of citrus hops and toasted malts. Tastes of same with slight raisin notes. Very good and complex.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10603) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Hazed copper pour with an off-white head. Caramel and brown sugar sweetness to the aroma. Pine, orange peel, and grapefruit hop notes balance the sweetness. The flavor is fairly sweet and malty. Lots of caramel and brown sugar. Good pine and grapefruit bitterness with some more fruity citrus notes to it.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2013
pours a cloudy copper with a small tan head, and very good lacing. smell is faint, spice, and brown sugar. taste is of spice, malt, caramel, and brown sugar. ends with lots of spice.


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