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A red ale with a malty mouthfeel that finishes with a hop kick. Our flagship session beer at 5% ABV.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2013
aroma of citrus hops, sweet grains, pine sap, cinnamon. pours coca cola with small soapy off white head. so brown, but gleans ruby. some lacing. tastes of minerals, earthiness, wood, and floral hops. some bitterness. palate is thin and watery, bitter body with no aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maverick34 (2721) - New York, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Poured dark ish red from bottle. Sort of a stale funk. Some old hops but not impressive ar all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emeister84 (1721) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Peanutty aromas, doughy, modeling clay, some citrus. Clear dark red with a fully lasting khaki head. Dry, nutty, some citrus. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1542) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle. Clear, reddish color. Aroma is the pleasant floral type hoppy smell. Taste is pretty good too. Love the mild floral hops that are a tad bitter but not the smack you in face kind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
odusurfer (7) - Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2014 does not count
Bottle from wegmans in northern va. Pours and smells like a good red ale, but has a fairly strong bitter aftertaste. Its decent, but the aftertaste kinda did it in for me. Not the best red I’ve had, not the worst.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (3023) - Mt Reclusion, Vermont, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This one was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy amber to red color with a small one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing. The smell had a decent rolling caramel maltiness invading my nose that leveled off a bit as it warmed. The taste was mainly malty sweet with a light bitter kick close to the end. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed appropriate and didn’t have anything that told me this was bad. Overall, not a bad American Amber/Red. I’d probably get it again the next time I’m in Virginia.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (1001) - - JUN 19, 2014
deep red color - almost brown; fairly well balanced; toasty malt with caramel notes and a good deal of hop bitterness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Malt and hops aroma. Clear amber color with little head. Roaster malt and mild bitterness. OK beer

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
chinchill (3358) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
12 oz bottle (no date but purchased 2 days ago) served in a snifter. An unusual amount of ressure released by uncapping. Pours dark and murky red-brown in color, hazy and with an over-sized, creamy tan head that has excellent retention and leaves the glass well coated with lacing. Aroma: infected? Flavor: better than the nose and drinkable, but still poor. Feel: soft and smooth with high carbonation. O: possible infected, making 2 out of 3 (all different beers) for me from this brewer. Should re-visit but the lack of quality control discourages that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (5004) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
On draft at the Alamo Drafthouse in Ashburn VA. Pours a clear amber with an ecru head. Malty nose. Flavors of rye and some grassy hops. Smooth mouthfeel. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with thin tan head. Nose of caramel, roast, berries, stale hop. Medium body and bitterness. Light carbonation. Not bad

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