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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11089) - 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 (2072) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deekyn (1210) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
A - pours nice red brown with 1 finger off white head. S - piney and citrus hops. Caramels malts abound. Very much a pale. M - sticky syrupy mf. Medium body, simple palate. T - very malty brew. Caramel malts, with grassy piney hops. Simple sugary malts. 6/ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Deep red- orange with a dense beige head that laces thickly. Lovely aroma of fresh pineapple, citrus, and caramel malt that makes me think more of melon. Flavour-dense palate that is equally malty and hoppy, again literally bursting with tropical fruit aromatics. Unlike some IRAs, this strikes the right balance without becoming cloyingly sweet. Really delicious!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2013
22oz bottle. The pour was a clear mahogany brown with an average (1-2 finger) light tan creamy head that possessed great retention and had awesome sheets of lacing. The aroma was of a toasted grain malt, floral hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit and orange peel) and a nice fruity ester (pineapple and mango). The taste was very malty and a tad bitter-sweet with notes of tropical fruit and caramel throughout, becoming moderately bitter and quite hoppy with a good strong citrus presence towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow, with a bitter citrus peel bite left lying on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was a few steps below medium in body and dry in texture with a solid medium carbonation. Overall this was a nice sweet hoppy brew that I believe is a good beer to just kick back and sip slowly... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2222) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Bomber. Hops in the nose that promises strength. Dark reddish brown with a large tan head. Nice lace. Strong initial mouthfeel; actually fairly hot in the finish. Considerable malt backbone. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6171) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2013
22. Pours a clear dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head that lasts and lasts. Big sweet approachable oranges and pineapples nose with plenty of caramel showing.God, it just smells delicious. Creamy medium body with soft carb--a little more effervescence would have pushed this one into the stratosphere. Dark caramel, oranges, and pineapples on the mid palate. Long tangy resiny finish. Really good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3371) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2013
22 oz bottle. Clear crimson brown with a pocked beige head. Nose is lemon zest, orange, caramel and wild strawberry. Crisp and creamy with a buzz and lingering resin. Taste is lemon, mint, toffee and grapefruit peel. Reminds me of a cough drop at times but still good.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11260) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours very dark - but held to light there’s a lot of garnet in it - decent creamy beige head. Aroma is mild cat piss - but there’s some roasty malt and arguably pine too. Full bodied cause of the creamy carb. Flavor is roasty malt with a heck of a lot of citrus and resin. Fact is, the feel is actually kind of like a hoppy barley wine - but there’s too much hop for that. Point: it’s not harsh - it’s smooth - but it’s hoppy enough to stand up as a NW hop bomb IMHO. Curl up around one or two of these, and go to bed. Excellent ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle from Zipps Liquor. Has some bold caramel and pine hop aromas. Nice ruby color with a long lasting white head. Taste is some malt, with a bit of booze kick, finishes with a nice pleasant pine bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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