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Beermanns Rip Roarin Red Ale



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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
This full-bodied red ale gets its deep red hue from generous amounts of caramel and chocolate malt. Assertively hopped with English Northdown and Centennial hops, with a late fortification of hops in the kettle and dryhopping in the conditioning tanks to build a complex hop aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (10145) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"a little nutty and malty, with a slightly hoppy, slightly dry finish. enjoyable enough, but not something i’ll buy again. kinda boring in the grand scheme of things."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3851) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2013
12oz bottle 9/05 (Trader Joe’s-Orange)-Pours a deep amber with a nice head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, and hops. Taste of the same with some citrus coming thru. This medium bodied brew was very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Bottle Pours a hazy copper with a decent off white head. Has a good aroma of sweet malts, citrus, caramal, floral, and toffee. Has a good carbonaion and a decent mouthfeel.. The flavor is good. Well balanced. Has a good sweet malty start with a ligh hoppy kick. Has a watery texture. The finish is good and the aftertaste is okay. Not a bad beer very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2008
12oz bottle acquired in trade with riversideAK (thanks!). Poured a medium and cloudy copperish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, citrus, caramel, and toasted malts. Tastes of caramel, floral hops, some citrus, and lightly fruity. Nice bitter finish. Some lacing left on the glass. A very nice Amber Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (6153) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2008
First off, I am not 100% sure this really is an amber ale, but that’s cool. Nice aroma of toffee, chocolate, dark fruits, tea leaves, floral and citrus like hops. It almost reminded me of say 1/2 a barley wine. Pours a dark red with a nice lasting creamy head and great lacing. Flavors of some darker malts, dark fruits, a leafy hoppy tea kind of thing, floral notes, some light citrus, toffee, chocolate. All things considered pretty damn complex. A good amount of hops in the finish leaves a nice lingering bitterness. I could session this stuff. Just wish I had more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4928) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 21, 2008
From a 12 oz bottle purchased at Corti Bros in Sacramento, this poured a rich copper color with a very thick and foamy head the stuck like glue to the inside of the pint glass. Nose was citrus hops and flowers, with hint of fruit. Mouthfeel was very oily and flavors are complex and powerful. Bitter finish. A remarkable beer from this small brewery. I am not sure this really and amber but who cares.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 9, 2008
Bottle courtesy of RiversideAK. Pours red with a white head. Smells of roses, earth, tea, some oranges. Tastes bitter with some sweet malty undertones. Palate is full bodied. Finish is lightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Bottle, courtesy riversideAK. Pours a dark copper brown, with a big foamy off-white head. Decent lacing on the glass. Citrus hops, English yeast, caramel, prominent malts, and some banana in the nose. Spicy body, and hops are forth-coming. Slight mango with caramel. The malts come through in the finish. Bitter bite, very refreshing though, and quite drinkable. Immensely satisfying. Enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Very dark brown amber color. Rich, fruity aroma. Heavily hopped flavor; if it were sweeter, it could be a barleywine. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2008
12 oz. bottle via trade with riversideAK - Pours a hazy reddish-amber color with a 3/4 finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is a floral hops, light esters, faint soapiness, and light toasted malt. Flavor is taosted malt and herbal hops. Has a lingering bitter aftertaste. I don’t know if I would call this beer complex, but there is more to this beer than your usual Amber Ale. Medium body. A very nice Amber ale. Thanks Alex.

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