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RATINGS: 106   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Sampled on draught @ Arbor Brewing Company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Burgundy color. Fresh, citrusy, grapefruit hop aroma with hints of caramel and roasted malts. Complex roasted malt flavor with toasty tones and a fresh, crisp floral cascade flavor. Great texture, intensifying and melding all the flavors. Like most of Arbor’s stuff tonight, this was impressive.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElGaucho (2240) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Roasted malt, caramel, coffee aroma. Nice darl red hues. A little thin in body. Butterscotch. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Tap: dark red amber with decent head. Initial sweet taste fades to bitter almost immediately. Little rough around the edges.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Tap. Red amber in color. Whitish head with some lacing. Fair malt and hop in aroma. Sweet caramel and citric hop. Fairly well balanced, perhaps a little heavy on the hop side. Very noticeable grapefruity finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pailhead (5066) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2005
On tap: Light malt and hop aroma. Hazy amber with a white head. Kind of nutty with a hop finish. A little watery, blanc, and boring.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2005
A little watery. A definite PNW mouthfeel, as far hoppiness goes. Initially sweet, but a definite lead in to hoppy bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Sample at the brewpub. Dark muddy reddish brown, like drying blood...sour cherry-licorice nose is subtle and balanced sweet-tart...roasty, dry initial flavor profile with some background earthy pungent hops...very woody/fruity later, cherries and various berries...wet finish. Lovely.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2004
Tap sample: Clear caramel color with thin rim of bubbles. Caramel dominates the nose, reminded me of caramel candies. Once it warms I can get a hint of the dry hopping, but even then just barely. The hops is prevailant at the finish, making a bitter kiss at the finish. Yum!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2004
Draft at the Arbor Brewing Company Pub & Eatery. Poured a small white head, uncarbonated, transparent, good lacing, and a red hue. Malty and hoppy aroma and echoed in the flavor. Smooth mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2004
freshly mashed balanced aroma, super dark with a slight brownish red tint, tastes like unfermented homebrew wort with a noticeable hop presence


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