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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Our flagship beer, an American amber ale. This beer is among the many styles of beer that have evolved, or grown out of the craft-beer movement. Redwood Ale is medium bodied with a somewhat sweet caramel flavor derived from the use of crystal malt. A touch of chocolate malt helps bring out the red-amber hue. Hop flavor and aroma are evident in the aftertaste, but, hop bitterness is subdued, making for an easy drinking ale.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GIJOE (635) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Amber pour with a foamy white head. Nose is malty. Taste is sweet and mild. Medium body, soft carbonation. Good, solid amber. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamJackson (2622) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Burnt red. Caramel and oaky. Sweet salty. Creamy taste and easy to drink. I just wish it wasn’t as sweet

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
From sampler at the brewpub, 28/10/13. Lacy beige collar on clear ruby. Good juicy redcurrant nose with grenadine splashes. Earthy base under old cranberry sauce, hints of dankness and rust. good nutty backdrop.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Clear amber colored beer with a small off-white head. Nose is sweet toffee, toasted bread, and caramel. Good floral hoppiness, some mild citrus peel, and earth. Sweet malty flavor with only a mild bitterness. Caramel, toffee, and toasted bread up front with some floral hops, citrus peel, and earth. A very slight grassiness in the background.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KyotoLefty (6464) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2011
Draught at Boulder Creek Brewpub. Faint nose of earth and butterscotch. Sweet caramel flavor, some fruit, bitter finish. Earthy and spritzy. Not so impressive.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Draught at the Surfrider Cafe. Dull dark amber-brown color with a small head. Floral piney hop aroma with some caramel and bread squeaking through as well. The flavor was actually more dry and hoppy than I was expecting and had more hop character than their pale ale, with just a light crystal malt character balancing. Pretty standard cascade profile in the hops overall, and I’m not the biggest fan of that, though I can see how older drinkers might enjoy it more. Light to medium body. Not really great in its balance, but decent stuff and pleasantly lacking in sticky caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2008 Draught at the brewpub. Pours reddish amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt, some fresh orange, and some light hops. Flavor is the same, maybe with a bit of spruce or pine. A malt-heavy amber with some interesting flavors.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 2, 2007
I am not a fan of this brewery but this is one of their least offensive beers. Pours a nice reddish color. Has a mild aroma of some caramel and maybe a bit of hops (could be my imagination). Flavor is bland and dry. Finishes clean.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2007
Nice red color with an off whtie head. Found the beer to be a little flat for my taste. Almost like it was missing some hops. Not impressive or really note worthy. It just did not stand out for me.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oristo (67) - Orinda, California, USA - JAN 21, 2003
Nice pour. Good head and decent lacing after three days in a growler. Maybe a teensie bit lighter than I'd like, but nice and clear. The flavor's very well balanced. I'm getting a much longer malt finish than hops but that's not a problem. A very nice drinking beer.


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