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Beer Baroness & Epic Brewing Co. Lady Danger Extra Hoppy Red Ale

Beer Baroness
Brewed at Four Avenues Brewing Co.

Style: Amber Ale
Christchurch, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
For her second brew, Ava Wilson has partnered up with Epic Beer’s Luke Nicholas to create an extra hoppy Red Ale. Nicholas being globally known for his fondness of hops has certainly flexed his muscles delivering a bold shot to the taste buds as well as the olfactory nerves. For the 6.5 per cent ABV Extra Hoppy Red Ale, Wilson says that she has brought the “sweetness” – working with Nicholas to ensure a balance between the floral notes and alpha levels of the hop mix and the rich red malt used in the brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pdubyah (596) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 23, 2015
There is so much to like about this as a beer, to my mind. Banging amount of floral up front, crashing amount of sweet malt to carry it, and a finish that is hinting to dry but is quite a soft landing. Lovely linger and overall a bit lovely, Brilliant dark chestnut with a lovely head and great lacing. A beer to write poetry by

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlassBrass440 (314) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 6, 2015
On tap. Pours a hazy dark red with fluffy tan head. Earthy hops and bready malts in the aroma. Slight caramel notes. Taste is of toasted malts, a slight sour tang in the sides of the mouth and a rounded bitterness. Bitterness lingers in the finish along with a mild sweetness. Somewhat sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (1212) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 3, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2015 This a very tasty brew. The rich full body is followed by a nice bitter finish that leaves one wanting another.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (2316) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Tap at pomeroys, christchurch. Dark reddish brown color, white head. Aroma is fruity hops, sweet malts. Nice hoppy taste, sweet notes, fruits also.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brodies_Best (266) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 22, 2013
On tap at D4. Pours auburn with a lively head. Good lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel, floral hops. Taste is bitter with dry nutty aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (19935) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Draft at D4. Hazy deep amber color, thick tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of bright pine and caramel. Taste is bittersweet pine. Nice balanced, good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cantabrian (971) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 1, 2013
On tap at Pomeroy’s, I must confess that this is a great beer to make up for any poor choice for the first pint of the evening. If the first choice does not go down well, get Lady Danger and you’ll ne alright. This a an excellent red-coppery ale - I find "amber" an understatement - it will garantee a lovely parade of fruity aromas and floral biternesses. Loaded with very bitter acid grapefruits and sweet grapes, this Lady Danger will compensate for any previous incongruous or disastrous affairs and she will make your night infinitely more enjoyable. Oily, with a resinous vein and a metallic bite, she will stay in your mouth with a stinging sensation of bitterness and caress your senses in an extremely rewarding fashion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mattress63 (74) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2013
On tap at Pomeroy?s in Christchurch. Being from Australia, I had never heard of this beer and had the pleasure of meeting Ava herself. Very impressed with this brew, poured a lovely deep red colour with decent head, and lovely citrus and hoppy tastes. Left a nice bitter after taste on the palate. Overall very good red ale. Well done Ava and Epic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 4, 2013
great amber ale. extra fruitiness, very citrusy. it almost seemed as if there were some red berries in here, imparting a slighly sour note? also a great lingering bitterness. very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 9, 2013
I’ll start on a brief negative: too damn cold. Everything else in this review is positive. I was positively glad to try this beer. I positively devoured it and I positively ordered a second. Red is such a glorious colour in beer and I want to see more red ales. This had very much a red body with a white head. Aromas of red orchard fruits, pecan nuts, Gala apple peels, nectarine and spruce. It follows quite an evocative theme this. The flavour smacks of Luke Nicholas’ guiding hand with monstrous bitterness and shed-loads of sprucy hops. There was fruitiness without the beer being effeminate. It was grassy and challenging with amber aplenty and a lip-smacking lingering finish. I also have to give credit to the label designer: a great job and a great idea for a beer. A front runner for my favourite local beer this summer.

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