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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
As distinct as the ruddy lava butte that inspired its name, this ale pours mahogany red and has a rich toffee flavor from caramel malt and roasted barley. Amarillo and Tettnang hops give every sip balance and subtle bite.

Malt: Caramel, Roasted Barley
Hops: Amarillo, Tettnang

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (1923) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - AUG 10, 2015
Decent head that’s antique white with a copper-brown body and no carbonation. Aroma is decent hops with a hint of malty caramel. Flavour is nice hoppy notes with a hint of maltiness. Slightly thin on the mouth. Decent, drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2015
Pours a clear reddish copper with a small-medium sticky long lasting off white head and moderate lace. Aroma is earthy, citrus, pine and sweet caramel malts. Flavour is earthy, resin, pine, mild grapefruit, mild bitterness, mild sweetness, bread crust, caramel and a mildly dry finish. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reconqvista (339) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 14, 2015
Brigh amber colored beer with a white lasting head. Aroma is roasted caramel and some fruity traces. Flavor is sweet with a little hop bitterness. Finish is dry and short.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1166) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
Aroma is rich malts, earthy, lemon grass, pine cones and honey. Taste is light sweet malts consumed by a moderate hop profile, clove, lemon grass and citrus. Appearance is a clear bronze body with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bookseeb (132) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2015
Appearance has a nice red amber hue supporting a healthy head leaving nice lace. Smell has a caramel aroma with a light roast and fruity hops. Taste has a hop bite to it balanced out with the malt. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oldschool_Mike (195) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown colour. Aroma is slight floral hops. Taste is floral hops and sweet malt. Nice beer. -- rated via ’Find A Beer’ for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (911) - CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
Pours clear pale to medium amber with two fat fingers of loose off-white head, excellent retention and lacing. (4/5) Nose is mild pine, caramel malt, pithy citrus. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild to moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (4/5) Not bad, but I’m a bit disappointed to have gotten snookered with yet another out of date bottle. I don’t think it’s too far gone, but I suspect the hops would have been a bit brighter had I gotten it before its best-by. However, the hop character that’s present still makes it an interesting red, instead of the same old malt-forward tediousness that tends to make reds so very bland. And I don’t think the hops were ever intended to be bold, given the use of Tettnanger. OK, fine, there’s Amarillo too, but still. And maybe the noble hop presence makes this a little more impervious to aging? (15/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3012) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2015
650ml brown bottle. Colour is medium amber. White foam, longlasting head with good lace rings left in the glass. Aromas of pine citrus, spicy. Taste has caramel malt, pine and resin, grapefruit. Resin and spicey hop aftertaste with decent bitterness level and late dryness. Lots of carbonation and just medium bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimspady (217) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
Dark red, big white head. Malty, malt malt. Some hops. Excellent. Deschutes is awesome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (1099) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle poured a hazy orange-brown hue w/ a medium creamy long lasting head and some sticky lacing. Moderate sweet piney aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are peppery rye, lime, and hay. Medium bodied w/ a light dryness in the finish.

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