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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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A somewhat classic Irish Red Ale. This ale is feisty and a bit hoppy. There is a malty sweetness and a somewhat dry finish. Traditional East Kent Goldings but with a nice touch of Cascade and dash of roasted barley give this ale a great taste.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2013
12oz can. Medium beige head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some orange/earthy, light spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, orange, some earthy/spicy, roast, light grapefruit. Light-medium body, some chalk, light stickiness.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Malt aroma. Dark red pour with white head. Medium body with slight bitterness. No discernable aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3393) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Can at the bar of soap. Pours red with an inch of white foam. Lots of sweet malt on the nose. Maybe a hint of hop floralness on the finish but it goes down smooth with more than a few hop notes. Solid for style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
devilben02 (277) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Every single f^#@ing can in this six-pack has overflowed from the pour spout upon cracking, resulting in a stupidly over-foamed pour. The beer does have a nice amber color, though, under that ridiculous head, and the obnoxiously overflowing pour also filled the area with lovely beer aromas of cereal grains, lemon pith, and a clean yeastiness. In the flavor, sweet caramel malts are subdued by an earthy, dry, somewhat roasty bitterness, but it all comes through just a bit thin. The light texture has some substance and energy, providing a fine complement to the flavor profile. Overall, despite the packaging issue, this beer is quite nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4171) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
Thanks to LuckyDog for bringing this back from the ACC tourney roadtrip. Malty, somewhat vinous aroma as the bomber exploded. Light manogany, hazy brew with a light khaki head. Parched, twiggy, toasted hop aroma. Soid bitteringing, grainy, dry. Long wood-bitter aftertaste with a starchy body. Some off flavors at the end, sweetens out as it warms.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pras (463) - Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Thanks Frank for the can! Poured red, with a malt aroma. Flavor was typical for the style, malt forward with a song hop bitterness in the background. Not a huge fan of the style, but nevertheless drinkable.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lightsnsiren79 (2) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2013 does not count
Beer pours a deep reddish amber with low retention and lacing, poured from a 12oz can. Immediately noticed strong grass and band-aids on the nose, overwhelmed even tasting, which seemed to be fairly true to style for a California Red ale. I will get another can from a different source and edit the rating.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Can. Pours deep reddish brown with a thin off-white head. Nose is dusty, papery, and watery. Hops are nowhere to be found. Flavor is more paper, grainy sour malt, woody, little bit of bloody steak. Never had a good experience with this beer after trying in numerous formats.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weissblau (17) - - DEC 14, 2012
This is a fine beer, but nothing special. Low hop profile. Malty but with an extra molasses-like sweetness that surprised.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GT2 (8426) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
12oz can. Clear reddish amber pour. Thick yellow head. Air freshener nose. Celery and minerals. Taste is lightly metallic, very minerally. Dry and bland like unsweetened tea. Tastes a bit like strawberry seltzer water. Eh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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