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RATINGS: 97   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - APR 9, 2013
Sampled in a bomber. Pour amber with a little head on it. Aged for a few months. Slightly sweet and malts are smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dhunter151 (546) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 8, 2013
Pours a reddish dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is better than the taste. Caramel, sweet malt, biscuit, some pine. The aftertaste is a little off to me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours an amber reddish color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter flavor with weak hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Pours deep red and slightly hazy-small head. Nose is citrus, fruits and herbs,grapefruit, deep caramel and a touch of roast malt. Flavor is similar. Finishes lightly sweet but an assertive bitterness that doesn’t linger too long. Full body and caramel malty rich. Interesting. could have used more hops overall.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
larryLSB (421) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Poured from bomber, dark amber with red hue, nice medium off white-light tan head. Nice sweet malty nose with floral notes. Taste was balanced toward sweetness and just a hint of spice. Medium bodied, a bit sticky with good carbonation, nice finish. Good strong ale, doesn’t have that strong boozieness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6858) - 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 (2140) - 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 (3554) - 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 (1710) - 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.


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