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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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A well-balanced, medium- to full-bodied beer, red in color and very flavorful.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopsandvines (60) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2010
I actually thought this was a much better beer than the islander IPA, not sure why this scored so much lower. Pours nice dark red with a white head. Aromas of citrus Cascade hops, crystal malt and roast. Flavor is full and complex with hints of roast and chocolate coming through at the end. Well hopped all the way though with a long clinging finish. One of the best examples of a West Coast American Amber I have ever tasted. Worth the $11.99/6pack price. In stock now at Hops & Vines in Asheville.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3106) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 8, 2014
12 oz. bottle. It pours a deep amber red color with an off white head. The aroma is nice red maltiness, toasted caramel, toffee and piney hops. The flavor has more pine, red fruit, burnt sugar, caramel and a touch of tropical fruit. The body is nice and the finish is bitter as well as malty. This was a very pleasant red ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanVah (104) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
På flaska @ Monks. Doft av körsbär. Rödbrun färg utan skumkrona. . Fruktig smak av körsbär.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peter_L (587) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
Flaska@Monks Sveavägen. Rubinfärgad vätska med tunt skumlock. Citrusig med honungssötma i doften. Lite karamellig också. Mumsig karamellig smak med en latent, lite hotfull humlevägg. Sötman vinner slutligen och fyller ut munhålan. Ytterligare en bra ale till maten

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NallePalle (57) - - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle @ Monks, Stockholm. Overall a nice amber ale, clear hints of chocolate in the aroma.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
o_Merlin_o (172) - California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Pours a rich red/brown color with a brown sugar colored head. Great lacing. Brown sugar and slight licorice aroma. Slightly sour palate typical of a red ale. A definite clove and chocolate palate. Okay, but I've had much better reds. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Copper pour with a short tan head. Nose is nutty and earthy with floral hops, dark bread and caramel. Taste is nutty with caramel, toasted dark bread, toasted malt, earthy hops and light fruit notes. Body is medium with a strong, dense, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more floral and earthy hops, citrus notes, caramel, toasted malt and multigrain bread.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyW68 (1029) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Brown red pour with light tan head. Aroma and taste is light roasted malt. Not much else, but still tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1235) - Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle from Champanes, this ale had a medium brown pour with a little red color, the beer had a lot of small particles (floaties) in it, the beer gave a one finger faint off-white cover that receded to thin layer and ring, it had aromas of toasted malt, caramel, some chocolate that reminds me of tootsie rolls, there was some malt sweetness, there was little to no hops, the flavors were toasted malt, caramel, and a little chocolate, the finish had a little hop bitterness with malt flavor following, the mouth feel was light with generous carbonation, I think it had a little too much carbonation, this was a so so drink.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1440) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours orange red, peach, caramel, fruity, light toffee, dry.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (939) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Out of a pint glass. Malty with a little tin on the high aroma notes. Slightly hazy red with an off-white head. Slight webbing down the side. Flavor is moderate malt. Thin mouthfeel and a semi-dry finish. Not too interesting.


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