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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2006
On tap at the pub.Get some caramel malt with some hops.Pours a murky reddish color with a white head.Very malty with some hops in there as well.Medium mouthfeel with some slight bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2006
On tap at the pub: Red in color with a small off white head. Aroma or mostly caramel, some light hops to it. Flavor, caramel, toasted malt, some bitterness on the tail end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Bottle. Pours a cloudy ruby color, with a medium sized tan/yellow head, some lacing. Aroma is Piney hops, caramel, malt. Flavor is malt, pine, grapefruit, caramel. Palate is medium, medium carbonation, sweet finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrewTaylor (154) - Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2006
More bitter aroma than its taste. Hops and caramel also make up this dark red, thick-headed beer. Unique.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2006
12oz - Aroma of piney hops and sticky carmel malts. Pours deep dark red with a big cream colored head and great lacing. Flavor matches aroma with a stiff malt back. Palate is sticky. Different and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
michidan07 (22) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2006 This is my staple beer. Though they just started bottling it, I’ve only ever had it on tap at the brewery. Here, it varies batch-to-batch. Generally it’s full with great malts, and a clean, bitter hop finish. Both refreshing and satisfying, it’s just what I want out of an ale. Hoppier of late. ......Bottle, October 2006: Much darker color, fuller body and flavor out of the new bottles. Simply fabulous.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Rated on draft at the brewing co. the day before my Lear approved ass chewing. Pours a hazy ark brown with a light head. Light spicy aroma. Sharp grain and malt sweetness moving into pine bitterness that lingers and becomes strong. Wood notes. Full dry body. Fair beverage, and fairly strong for a bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2006
The body was dark copper colored. The aroma was iced tea and toffee. The taste was toffee. The finiah was a hint of chocolate. A little roug, but still a decent session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11551) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2006
On tap at the Arbor Brew Pub. Poured a deeper and cloudy dull copper color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of light roast, citrus, some caramel, and very light spice. Tastes follow the same. Light lacing left on the glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Semi-translucent and brownish-copper in color with a creamy white head and sticky lacing as we go. Sweet liquefied brown sugar over honey roasted nuts come calling in the aroma, along with whole wheat brown bread, and a touch of nutmeg spice, mild pumpernickel and rye traits. Flavor is a touch lucid, projecting spicy bitters. Rye and peppered grain. Nutty composites with spicy hops. Medium-bodied, titillating with natural bitters serving for carbonation. Finish is entirely hop harmony. Well done.

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