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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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A deep reddish brew with medium body and carbonation. This stronger, maltier, and hoppier pale ale has a depth of hop taste and acidity in the palate and finish. Cascade dry hopping gives this popular brew a fresh, floral nose.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 19, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a shaker pint glass. A: Toasty caramel flavors with some floral and herbal hops. Nutty aroma with some citrus and a touch of grainy roasts. A: Pours a red amber hue with a thin, white head with good retention and has good lacing. T: Follows the nose, with the nuttiness a bit more pronounced. A distinct roasted character to the malt, more toasted wheat bread than the deeper roast you get with porter and stouts. P: Medium body with average carbonation. O: A little rough and unbalanced, but still a decent session beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
firstsip (257) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Not bad. A bit like a brown IPA, rather than red. Pour is more amber, but roasted malt character of a brown. Either way, hops trump malt in this brew.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1093) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle. Reddish copper with a huge, beige head. Malty, boozy and soapy aromas. Big malt taste. A lot like a light porter.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
chucklemation (316) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Has a very strange taste to it, like rubber or plastic, that dominated all other flavors. It was difficult to enjoy this beer for that reason.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2588) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2013
bottle. deep amber with small head. toasted malt. slight tartness. decent hops. interesting flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackflag321 (444) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle pour in a shaker. Drank with a meal of steak and vegetables. Nice balance of hops, malt, bitterness, and nuttiness. Went well with the steak.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
burg326 (3245) - Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2013
12 ounce bottle poured a deep amber color with aromas of light caramel, malt, a touch of citrus and some light nuts. Flavor was light caramel and earth, citric acid aftertaste, not what I expected.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3345) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Amber colored beer with a big bubbled ivory colored head. Roasted grain nose with some faint smoke. Full flavored beer with strong citrus/grapefruit hops over a light toasted bread/caramel maltiness. There is an almost smoky sense to it. Some fruit, acidity, and a long bitter grapefruit rind finish. this is a solid, creative beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (1580) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Bottle, but had this on draft before too. Pours a nice clear copper color with an obnoxiously big foamy head that fades very slowly. Aroma is faint, toasted malt, caramel, some grassy/floral hops. Taste is really good though. The toasted amber malt is the focus here and I like it. Dry floral and spicy hops show up in the finish. I’m obviously in the minority here but I really like this beer and find myself buying it fairly often.

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TCT328 (15) - - MAR 2, 2013
I know that Pale Ale’s are a preferred taste, but this was way too bitter for me; I couldn’t even bring myself to finish the ones I bought.


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