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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Dubbed The Homework Series, the beers will be developed by brewers operating the aforementioned pilot system. The first batch of those brews is an India Red Ale—a hoppy 7% ABV beer given additional character and nice balance by substantial caramel malts—which Chandler pulled from his personal homebrew archives.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Coppery, clear, moderate frothy off-white head, decent lacing.   Hoppy nose, caramel, soft sweet pine, citrus peel, and a little breadiness.   Similar tongue, smooth and well balanced.   Comes across as a well made hoppy red.   Tastes fresh too!   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Soft citrus, pine, and tea leaves linger.   Enjoyable brew!   Thanks Ron!


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdauchert (3) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2013 does not count
Bottle. Pours clear amber/red color with small amber/tan head. Aroma of citrus, hops, and a little caramel. Hops come through in the taste. Clean finish with just enough bitterness. Great beer by Ballast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle. Dark garnet reddish brown with a sudsy off white head. Pretty nice nose; some caramel, light citrus, pine, grass, light florals. Flavor is a bit heavier on the caramel, some light brown sugar, piney and grassy hop finish. Nice for a hard to please me style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2013
On draught at Old Grove. Pours a deep, clear amber color with a light khaki head. Aroma is bright citrusy hops and some bready notes with perhaps a little fruit. Taste is sweet with hops bitterness. Thin and dry. Ok.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (1966) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2013
Pours reddish deep amber with oily yellow head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, resin, mango. Taste is resin and citrus bitter with light balancing sweetness. Body is medium and oily with soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1356) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2013
Pours copper red with low red white head Very nice aromas of roasted caramel malts, liqourize, tropical fruits Wee bit light bodied but nice caramelly taste with good hoppyness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (829) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Type: 22-oz. bomber Glass: Stone Ruintation IPA pint glass From: Whole Foods Market in La Jolla (San Diego), Calif. Price: $4.49 Purchased: July 23, 2013 Consumed: July 24, 2013 Misc.: Ingredients and directions located on back of bottle Poured a dark reddish, caramel color with 2-to-3 fingers of tan head. Sporadic, spider web, foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Good, thick retention all the way down. Almost porter-like. Smelled a healthy dose of floral hops, amber malts, caramel, toffee, faint chocolate, dark fruit (plum?) and some earthy malts. Tasted a bit stronger than the smell. Also earthier and maltier, and surprisingly bitter. Hops - floral, grass and rye, malts - caramel, toffee, faint coffee beans and toast. Medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, bitter finish. Can taste all of the 7.0 percent alcohol. This beer just didn’t get better. Quite the opposite actually. By the end I was wanting to get it over with. Pretty good value for $4.49 though.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GoForShlomo (46) - - JUL 17, 2013
Gorgeous dark red appearance; pleasant light hops and caramel aroma; smooth hoppy taste; fizzy on the palate with a quick finish; overall, another great Ballast Point beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8372) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Tap at Tony’s Darts Away. Clear amber to red pour with good tan lacing. Nose is sweet cherry cordial, dark chocolate. Spicy pepper and tootsie roll with red cherry and dusty bitter cocoa in taste. Neither sweet or harshly bitter. Finishes with a big pepper bite. Long, hefty, nutty bitter back end. Approaching tea tannic. Has herbal tea character though that doesn’t distract thankfully. All around drinkable for a style that I rarely enjoy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle. Mostly clear copper hued body with a medium sized just off-white head. Moderate retention, good lace. Aromas are of crystal malt, iced tea, piney and resiny hop character with mild citrus and dank notes. Floral, light ester. Grassy dry hop. Flavors are malty but somewhat dry. Resiny finish. Iced tea and crystal malts. Medium bitterness, relatively neutral balance. Medium-full bodied, medium to medium low carbonation. Grassy finish.


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