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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We conceived this beer to entice the sinner and saint in each of us, following one simple rule: you can never have too much of a good thing. So we took mountains of Crystal, Wheat, and Munich malts and paired them with huge handfuls of Cascade and Tradition hops for an irresistibly wicked beer that’s at once temptingly sweet and scandalously bitter, with a full body and deep red color. Go on, treat yourself a little and ask for the happy ending.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
magsinva (846) - Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Tap @ APBC - pours a clear orange brown with a white head. Aroma is floral and a little grassy. Taste is mildly bitter and spicy. Bitterness lingers nicely. Overall, another above average brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Pours slightly orange from tap. If I took in an enormous snort I could smell a hop. The taste is bland although there’s some bitterness on the finish. I’d prefer a bit more balance.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Hazy orange pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is faint citrus hops and toffee. Flavor follows suite.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2011
Draft @ the brewpub on Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3079) - Montana, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Draft at Merrimon. Gold color with an off white head. Scent is citrus, bread and caramel. Taste is bready/citrus. One of the better beers here imho.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Light amber, whitish cover. Aroma is toast, light pine hop. Taste is toast, caramel, biscuit.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4032) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2009
On tap @ Asheville Pizza. Light amber color. White head. Sweet toasted malt aroma. Flavor is a bit of toffee. Nice bitterness, a touch of honey, toasted malt.
27 Oct 09

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Serving: Draft. Appearance: Hazy orange with a foamy, white head. Decent retention and great lacing. Aroma: Slight pine notes, a little biscuit. Fairly straight forward. Taste: Light biscuit notes from the malt side, Herbal, grass, and pine notes from the hops. Nice back bitterness. Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium-light, dry mouthfeel. Overall: This one seemed to have some alt characteristics to me. Still, a pretty decent brew. Rebuy: If I happen to stop by the brewery I wouldn’t mind having another one of these.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Pours a slightly hazy light copper color with a white head. Aroma is slight crystal malts and some sweet citrus hops. Flavor is toasty, slight crystal malts, and a bitter citrus finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (7926) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Sampled on draft at the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a medium head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of pale malts and citrus hops. Taste is bitter citrus and leafy hops. Dry finish. Medium bodied.


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