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Boxing Rock Temptation Red Ale

Boxing Rock Temptation Red Ale
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Brewed by Boxing Rock Brewing Company
Style: Amber Ale
Shelburne, Canada


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Full bodied and rich, a sultry jazz singer in your glass. Continuously hopped during the brew and dry hopped after fermentation with a single hop, this beer has a uniquely full flavour profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mancave (1) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015 does not count
Pours amber, aroma heavy and fruity. Flavour sweet with a bit of hop. Like Garrison’s Tall Ship, with a bit more kick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1683) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
Tap at stillwell. Pours red limited head minimal lacing. Nose hoppy and some sweet. Flavs cereal sweet fruit, lots earthy bitter. Taste med bitter light sweet. Light body lively carb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7622) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle. Bright orange amber, light golden head. Caramel malts balance with soft tropical fruit hops, bitter finish. Not too sweet, nice balance, nice hop character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
swiseman (442) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
amber in the glass. strong aromas of hops and molasses. overly hopped for a red ale. much more like a pale ale. Not sure why it isn’t marketed as one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ImPA (14) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Amber hue, looks decent, smells kind of hoppy, more what I’d expect of IPA territory, or perhaps a West Coast style Red. Decent head, sweetish mouthfeel and linger. Even though this is a far cry from most beers dubbed "Red Ale" because of the hops, it’s somehow out of balance. Overall decent but I won’t be running for another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
341ml bottle. Hopsy reds seem to be trendy right now, but these manages to be more than a bandwagon jumper. The bitterness is well balanced with the red malts. It is bitter without being too overpowering. Rather more drinkable than some more intense examples of this sub-style. Overall, a real hit for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Thanks gethinbeer! Deep amber pour with a thick off-white head. The nose is a bit caramelly with a touch of fairly assertive bitterness. Slightly woodsy bitterness with a lingering earthy flavour. Not very well-integrated or tasty. Some treacle and a very minerally finish. A miss for me. Malts are poorly constructed and they only hit a single dull note. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
plaugher (243) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
341 ml bottle into an English pint glass. Pours a dark amber with a hint of red to it. Light beige head which fades rather quickly. Malty caramel and moderate hoppiness. Kinda sticky on the palate but full and rich body. A bit complex on the back-end, with a moderate bitterness and varying levels of sweetness. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1293) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
Darker amber to red colour and well laced. Big hoppy aroma that is very aggressive. Caramel and malts with a hint of toffee are also abundant on the aroma. Big brew with a very bold taste and doesn’t really let up. Very tasty for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2723) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
341 ml bottle from Premier Wine and Spirits. Pours a clear dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is modestly toasty caramel malt and modest citric hopping. Flavour is toasty toffeeish malt and resiny, citric hops. Moderate bitterness in finish. Mouthfeel on the sticky side. Quite pleasant.

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