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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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frahmo (292) - Idaho, USA - APR 16, 2014
Nice reddish brown pour from a 22 bomber. Nice smooth sweet malt flavor with a hop kick. Felt like almost a brown and almost a red. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2079) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bomber from Albertson’s. Pours deep amber with small but creamy head, lots of lacing. Hops come through in the aroma and stronger on the palate, almost IPA strength. Malt body balances well with hop attack. One of the best ambers I’ve tried.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coreyc1221 (260) - Truckee, California, USA - APR 10, 2014
Strong pins and amber malt aroma. Farmer rd hue with a frothy tan head. Not much flavor at first but follows with a bit of carbonation and a creamy malt after taste. Like most general reda. Not much start, pretty good finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 6, 2014
Quite a bit of hops for a namer ale and also sweeter than malty. It’s even a bit too much in the sweetness for my taste. Overall, a pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3194) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2014
Pour is a hazy red with a average white head. Aroma is a decent caramel malt with pine hops. Flavor is an earthy malt with more of those pine hops. Kinda a thin mouth feel after the swallow but the malt and hops are present after the beer goes down. Way better than your average amber ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (383) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle pour. Copper red color with a nice piney, hoppy aroma. Overall, I am very impressed with this. Very smooth, while full of flavor. Slight bitter finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Pours clear reddish copper with an off white head. The aroma has piny, fruity and citrusy hoppiness, toffee/caramel malt, richness, light vanilla and some toast. It has a medium body with a good amount of fairly soft carbonation. The flavor starts off pretty malty with a rye bread, roastiness, english earthiness, dry caramel and some spicy / earthy hops. The finish has lingering caramel and spice. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (739) - California, USA - MAR 24, 2014
22oz bottle pours a reddy brown color without much head. Lots of maltiness and some mild hop bitterness. Overall and easy going ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1328) - Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2014
On cask at Deschutes Brewery & Public House. Copper amber with lasting caramel head. Aroma is sweet tropical citrus and toffee. Taste is cherry, toffee, orange, and caramel malt. Very smooth, not bitter or too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1960) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
Draft sample. Hazy pale amber in colour, with somewhat lower carbonation than expected. Aromas are of orchard fruit, caramel malts, and a nice citrusy-earthy hop blend. Flavors are of spicy pear, decidedly herbal hops, and bready malts. A style I generally shy away from (there is no shortage of dull amber ales), but I like the complexity and balance of this one.

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