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RATINGS: 93   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4660) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2013
22oz bottle shared by Dallas
Appearance: Clear copper with a medium sized off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, toffee and fruity
Taste: Toasted malts, grainy and grapefruit
Decent, hoppy red


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (376) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
22oz bottle. Clear ruby red with a frothy beige head. Flavors are caramel, brown sugar, toasted malts, dried fruits, pine resin, minerals, citrus, grass and alcohol with nutty and earthy notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, sticky texture.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2562) - Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2014
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 12/20/2014. Pours crystal clear ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, floral, grass, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops and dark malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, floral, grass, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate dark malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately crisp/sticky, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice imperial red ale. All around good complexity and balance of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate dark malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (512) - - AUG 16, 2014
Bomber. Caramel malt sweetened followed by citrus hop notes. Pours a deep red color with one finger of tan head and a little bit of lacing. Starts with sweet caramel flavors with notes of citrus. Finishes dry with good citrus hop flavor. Nice red.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1929) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Bomber: dark red pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is toffee, bready. Piney hop. Light peppery spice. Flavour is fruity, some alc sweetness on front of palate. Bready and caramel. Pine and citrus hop through mid palate. Despite an obvious alc note, it manages to not be overly so. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3930) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle. The look is red, beige colored head, and red in color. The smell is malts, grass, resin, caramel, and syrup. The taste is alcohol, strong, hops, grass, and ok.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3706) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2014
22 oz bomber. Deep garnet with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, pine, booze, caramel. Taste is caramel, toast, pine, grass.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2614) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2014
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium thick, tiny bubbled, well retained ivory head, with extensive lacing, over a clear effervescent, ruby brown (SRM 20) body......nose is pine, resin, citrus peel, tropical fruit including mango, light toffee/caramel, hints of cereal, toasted malts, minimal esters, balance to the malts......taste is sweet with tropical and dried fruit notes, hints of toffee/caramel, floral hop notes, with light spice, resin, pine, citrus peel, with a moderate lingering hop bitterness, balanced.....mouth feel, body medium, sticky mildly acidic, carbonation makes a creamy mouthful. This is a rich, sweet, with great complexity in aroma and flavor, beer. It is well balanced. It is quite soft, with a light hop bitterness. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (641) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2014
12oz bottle - pours a rusty amber . Bright citrus aroma . Some faint caramel sweetness with a nice citrus rind bitterness . Pretty tasty .? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (656) - - JUL 28, 2014
Pours a dark amber color. Aroma and taste are caramel, bready malts, and finishes with a mild bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1676) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle pours red ruby, off white head. Nose full of citrus and pine, resin. Taste has a solid malt base, some caramel. Hippiness hits hard, moderate bitterness, citrus, pine, resin. Medium body with plenty of carbonation to keep it moving. Very impressed.


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