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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (20271) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Draft. Hazy amber color, creamy white head. Aroma of lightly spiced caramel. Taste is malty with subtle spice. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bratschepeter (40) - Abilene, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2015
On tap/nitro at the Taylor County Taphouse (Abilene, TX). Pours a semi-translucent brownish-gold with a lasting creamy white head, little visible carbonation. Aroma of sour malt, some smoked wood and a faint touch of bitter hops. Taste is reminiscent of a German bock bier, lots of sweet and toasty malt characteristics with a bit of piney bitterness. Thick-ish mouthfeel (attributable to the nitro tap) accompanies a long finish - very nice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liquidbread86 (128) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Creamy and thick, but much stronger in the hops than I would expect for a red. Heavy in citrus and pine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (709) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
650ml bottle. Pours a clear, mahogany red with an average, frothy, long lasting, tan head that laces. Mild aroma of caramel and roasted malt. Sweet flavour of caramel, roasted malt, bread, citrus and pine with a dry, bitter, hoppy finish. Medium body with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Pretty good for an amber.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (851) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Appearance: of course beautiful transition from clear mahogany to dark mahogany to a nice creamy off white head Aroma: caramel malt, caramel, smells good but kind of faint Taste: has a very very subtle sweetness in front that fades away to a slight hop bitterness and alcohol warmth Palate: very full and creamy mouthfeel, feels like a soft carbonation, bitter aftertaste Overall: this is a nitro draft pour, I've never had an amber on nitro, I think it makes it drink like a bigger beer than its abv suggests ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (5783) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Draft: (nitro) Nearly clear, copper/amber with a creamy beige head. Hoppy aroma....herbs, wood, toffee malt, bread. Taste is caramel malt, a little orange....creamy. Gets a little too woody and unbalanced tasting after a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10225) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Draft (nitro). Grapefruit, pine, and orange malt aroma. Amber with small head. Sweet orange malt, and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Nice body. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2943) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2015
On tap at MM. Clear Amber with big beige head. Aroma is herbal hops/caramel malt, medium body, medium carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is caramel malt, herbal hops, and slightly bitter finish. Pretty good amber ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Pint on tap at Jungle Jim’s in Eastgate for $3, nitro pour. Labeled 5.5%. Nice toasty malt, some chocolate up front. Bit of earthy, mild floral hop. Clear red brown color, nice thin khaki head, leaving great thicker lace. Classic, perfect nitro appearance. Medium body, with a nice, creamy silky nitro feel. Mild slick body, though lightly dry in the finish. Moderate sweet taste, very light bitter. Nice nitro amber ale, but a little sweet and caramelly in the end. Less interesting towards the final third.


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