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RATINGS: 464   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
Don’t spend this Single Awareness Day alone – grab a beer! This red-blooded cousin of Evil Dead Red Ale, our Halloween Brew, is a beautiful crimson color. Notes of caramel, toast, and bittersweet chocolate balance an intense bouquet of floral hop aromas that we know you’ll fall in love with. The finish leaves a pleasant, full-bodied sweetness on the palate that won’t spread angry rumors about you to all your friends like that one time when I was…ohh…uhh…Happy Valentine’s Day!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Kevin! Dark copper-ish, brown-ish body with a gray & beige tinted, fading head that quickly transcends to a chunky, lasting collar. Aroma is full of lightly dank, weedy hops, somewhat floral grassy with a malty, caramel-like underbite from the malt, creating an all around bittersweet nose. Light bitter citrus peel notes with toasty, caramel & toffee malt balance. Tastes like a red ale should taste with a backbone of solid caramel, toffee, & toasted bread, followed up quickly by a big dose of pine, dank hops, weeds, wet hop oil, light grapefruit & orange peel, & a slightly dry, sticky, weedy finish. A touch of abrasiveness on the mouth feel... All around, a nice red ale, though the heavy malt body might make it drink a little "heavier" than the ABV would indicate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2014
HMOG 2014. Superb hoppy amber. Big citrus and floral hops, but there is still the known malty amber base in the background. I was actually quite proud of myself after 35 pours to make this distinction verbally to jrob21. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (5172) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Pours a clear ruby red with a pale, slightly pinkish buff head. Malty, hoppy and slightly - is that strawberry? - aroma invites a taste. Hoppy flavor is almost like an IPA, but fairly malty and with a sweet and slightly tart strawberry underpinning. Smooth mouthfeel is fairly tingly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (6427) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of caramel, cola, aged citrus hops, and a hint of grain. It pours transparent dark orangish-brown with a small beige head that fades to a very fine ring. The flavor starts with moderate caramel with a touch of grainy/cereal notes. The finish has some aged citrus hops with a hint of pine. It’s medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, it tastes like an old IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (1572) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Pours a deep mahogany, brown color. Aroma is of sweet malt mixed with a caramel smell. Taste is of doughy malt, mixed with a heavy caramel flavor. At first I thought the beer was too swsweet, but as the beer warmed it became aromatic. This beer got better as I reached the bottom of the bottle. Smooth aftertaste and easy drinking of a complex beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1920) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Deep orange brown. Heavy lacing. Some caramel malts on the nose giving way to earth hops as it warms. Similar experience with the taste...very malt forward at first with a lot of caramel, almost like an old-ale-lite, then becomes more of like a hoppy amber. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Brown with a khaki head. Hops, pine, fresh, sticky, and malts. Great chewy palate, piney hops, bread, dough, great finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (2589) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Bomber from Rays in Tosa. Pours an orangey brown with an orange head leaving some nice lacing. Aroma has sweet fruits, stone fruits, pine, tangy spices and caramel. Luscious "american strong" blend in the aroma - quite hoppy. Taste is of sweet fruits, heavy spicy pine, tangy other spices, lots of caramelly & biscuity malts and resin. Medium bodied and quite dry. Finishes bittersweet, and in terrific balance between the two, with a touch of a peppery tang adding some length. A terrifically hoppy amber = an "american strong ale" in my book. Regardless a very nice brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1272) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2014
22oz bottle from Downer Wine and Spirits. Pours a deep, ruby reddish brown color with a huge tan head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, grassy, hay, flowers. Medium on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, toffee, bread, some grassy hops, with a light bitter hop finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle; Pour is dark mahogany, with a one finger, fine bubbled khaki head this glass. It’s not as nice looking as Evil Dead Red - whatever. The nose is caramel, biscuit notes, with a nice american hop profile, but theres a mineral presence as well here that takes it down a notch. Retention was fairly poor as well. Whatever. The flavor profile shines though, but Evil Dead Red is the king, if you’re wondering. This one is sticky caramel buns, more minerals, pine and citrus notes, with some light fade near the finish. It’s a proper amber, for sure, but I’ve got Evil Dead Red on the brain.

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