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RATINGS: 104   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2013
On tap. Deep clear red, mocha head that lasts a little bit, malt, caramel, coffee, honey on the nose, big malts up front, roasted peanuts, fruity yeast, figs, medium carbonation. Smooth and creamy throughout, the alcohol comes out near the finish. Awesome beer.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdInSaltLake (658) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Dark caramel/dark fruit malty aroma. Sweet, and little toasty. Subtle wood. Raisin/dark cherry flavor. Sweet/caramel malt. Citrus, spicy hops. Moderate bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
Draught at Malt & Vine, Redmond
Dark amber color, clear. Nice hoppy aroma, resiny and fruity. Caramel flavor, not too sweet, with good hopping level, and good contribution of hop resins, some orange peel too.
Good, clean beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2014 Sampled at ABR. Clear orange/amber pour. Notes of grapefruit, chamomile, and lemon. Finish is a bit rough.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - SEP 27, 2014
22oz bottle from the Co-OP, mahogany pour with a light brown head that lingers. Nice malty aroma with a tinge of citrus. Strong malt backbone with a subtle sweet/citrus finish. Lingering malt flavors make this a great drinker. The glass is empty and you want more!! One of my favorite big reds so far.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8239) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Pours a dark reddish-amber color with a thick foamy off-white head that dissipates gradually. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. The aroma is malty with caramel and fruity hops in the background. Medium-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, citrus and mild piney hops. The finish is malty up front with a resiny hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
Amber-red. Sweet caramel, touch of alcohol, earthy notes, light citrus and a full body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
undsioux7 (802) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Pours slightly cloudy brown with ruby highlights. Medium tan head that dissapates. Aroma is strong alchohol, dank citrus hops and caramel malt. Taste is morecof the same with some bitterness and a touch more tropical fruits. Its just too much.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
"Another big red going for balance between Carmel chocolate and nutty malts and sweet and bitter citrusy hops. Pretty well done though not enough to justify the price tag."

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onslow (1184) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Pour from 12oz bottle. Clear deep red brew with one finger of dense tan head. Great aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, a little caramel. Taste is sweet at the start, a light resinous bitter up front, moderately complete fruity towards the end and then with a drier finish. A little boozey at the very end. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkeh (218) - Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Pours a dark ruby red color, foamy beige head that provides excellent lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, red barley, mild grapefruit, some pine, spruce, and honey. Taste follows the aroma nicely. Medium bodied, this is a very good beer!


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