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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Rod is a refreshing, medium bodied red ale brewed with aphrodisiac herbs for woman and men alike. Brewer Russ Beattie was working on his own version of Sex Panther, using passion flower, epimedium, damiana, and ginko to elevate the levels of spring time friskiness and brewmaster Aaron Morse decided that the best way to spread the love was via Rod.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackflag321 (476) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2013
Draft. Dark amber-brown. A bitter, hoppy red ale, with a unique spiciness. I enjoyed it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2013
On Tap. Aroma has notes of sweet dried fruits, spices, nice citrus hops, caramel malts and Barely Wine flavors in the background. Nice. Dark amber hue with a small off-white head that fully diminished and left no lace. Flavor is very sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied and oily soft. Overall I was very surprised by this one. Very decent brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1480) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2013
tap at the union. pours brown/red with thin lacing. aroma is just malt and some spice. taste is refreshing. kind of plain.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5360) - Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Draft at Cincy Beerfest. Pours a dark amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is caramel, floral hops, and herbal notes. The flavor is caramel malts, lightly toasted bread, floral and herbal hops with light hints of fruit. Mild bitterness to the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1641) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2012
On tap @ Beer Temple. Brownish red colored. Firm, off white head, good lacing. Aroma’s: caramel, malty, red fruit, bit roast. Flavor is medium sweet, roasted, medium bitter. Body is medium. Finishes somewhat dry, roasted and quite bitter. Didn’t get much of the spices, but (or should I say: and so) I quite liked this.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bwa5879 (634) - Portage, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Brown copper hazy pour with a quickly disappearing white head. Smells like a little malty and caramel, an essence of cotton candy strangely enough. Fairly low carbonation. Subtle flavors of maltiness and caramel, slightly bitter and complex with all the spice additions. Perhaps added more for aroma? Slightly bitter and sweet aftertaste. Not too crazy of an herb/spice beer, mild and good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4301) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
This poured a darker amber color with a beigge head. ARoam was somewhat odd spices, some dark fruit, and caramel malt. Flavor was much the same, malty and spicey, but nothing really stands out. Probably my least favorite Dark Horse i’ve had which for them is still not bad at all.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ICEatALAMO (923) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Draft. Pours a dark red. Smell has some sweetness in the nose with some spice. Taste is for sure full of herbs and spice. Interesting, but a little off the mark for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2674) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2012
I’m not sure what the herbs were but they seemed to work. If I could have gotten my wife to drink a pint, we might still be having fun. Pours a light amber with a red tint. The flavor had a floral, grassy, earth taste. The beer is very smooth and quite drinkable. I had this on the sidewalk at Hawthornes during Philly Beer Week.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (10505) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Hazy maroon color, thick beige head. Aroma of caramel and subtle red grapes. Taste is bitter dark fruits and caramel. Not bad.


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