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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Our most versatile beer. Good to drink as well as cook with. Light enough to quench a thirst and complex enough to accompany fine dining. Carmel malty sweet fades to a chocolate roasty finish and dry from a touch of rye. 1.057 OG 13 IBU 6%ABV

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4257) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Draft at Alpine brewpub. Clear red amber pour, with off-white head. Caramel malts, light sweetness, fruit, light bread, and light hops. I thought it was pretty good for a kind of shitty style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2010
On tap at Hamilton’s in San Diego. Shared with my brother and his brother in law. Sweet malty and light hops. Just OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Poured a dark amber with a nice double-finger head. Some nice lacing as I work my way through the glass. The smell is of sweet malt, and is fairly complex, as is often the style with a good Irish Red Ale. The taste is all malt, with only the faintest hint of hop bitterness. I can definitely see the insane number of different malts in this, as the taste is fairly complex. Nice and medium-bodied and very drinkable, especially for a style that’s not one of my favorites. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 01-20-2010

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2478) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Pours a nice reddish amber color. The aroma is faint and not all that engaging. A little sweetness, toffee, caramel. The flavor is a little fruity up front, maybe some red fruits and plum. The main malt character and dominant experience is the caramel malt. No hop presence here to speak. Would have liked a little more balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10635) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
A: The pour is a pretty interesting color. Deep, dark red, perhaps garnet with a thin off-white head. S: The nose is pretty bland, unfortunately. Maybe some toffee and caramel, a hint of cacao. No hops to be seen, which is odd for an Alpine beer. T: The flavor is a little bit better, but not by much. Some toffee, bread, toasted malt, and some molasses. A light bitterness and some burnt sugar. M: The mouthfeel is decent: medium body and carbonation. D: One of the few Alpine beers that is just plain bland. At least the bad fruit flavored ones have a strong flavor to them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8269) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Tap at Toronado SD. Poured a clear, reddish amber with a thin, dense, beige head that left excellent lace. Aroma of caramel, light cinnamon, toast. Taste is sweet, cidery, spicy rye, brown sugar, caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
capncali (12) - USA - JUL 5, 2010
from a 22oz bottle matlty with carmel notes and hint of rye crispness very good flavor

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Getbetter (810) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JUL 5, 2010
From a 22oz bottle,red in color, white head,sweet chocolate and carmel taste,rye make this beer taste funky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gorditoabd (622) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Bomber. Pours an initial dark amber, before turning a more translucent russet. Lots of bubbles and a lively, though thin, white foam head. Aromas are gently of cinnamon, honey, tree sap roasted almonds, and malt. Taste is decently close to the aromas, especially in the early palate. Mid-palate reveals the rye, which is an interesting, though brief departure, before the later palate becomes sweet and intense of something between cinnamon and caramel. Not bad. Perhaps a little vague as a result of trying to bring so many things into the picture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Itzjerm (1156) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2010
This is one of the best irish type red beers I have had. What makes it different from every other one? No bitterness... almost a sweet molases after taste. Very enjoyable!

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