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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2004
a very well balanced amber ale that goes down really smooth for being 5.8. Very malty with a mild bitter finish,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 10, 2004
malty and fruity (pinapple) aroma; strong malt base and some nice bittering balance, bold flavor. Yet another winner from Deschutes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2005 This is a decent amber. Pours reddish/orange. Has a floral, earthy grassy, aroma. Flavor is somewhat chewy. Nutty, Toffee, carmel, and sweet malt. Hops make their presence known. I will admit I am not a huge amber fan. But this is good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beer4president (17) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2004
This beer is underated. A smooth red with great taste. Best on tap, but bottles taste great as well. Spendy but well worth the money.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2004
Frothy, foamy fenestrated head. Nutty, lightly malty and wan aroma. Aroma has some guava and apricot capped with molasses and brown sugar malts. A slight metallic character and pleasantly bracing bitterness. A nicely drinkable ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 4, 2004
Draft. Arrived at the table hazy red-amber color with a small creamy off-white head. Nice full malt aroma, with lemon hops and ginger. Nice sweet flavor with a robust hop finish. Medium body and good carbonation. Nice session ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 31, 2004
Bottle. Nice reddish amber color - just what you want to see in a 'red ale'- topped by a nice off-white head. Caramel malt aroma. I was surprised at the amount of hops in here. It's well balanced, has a good hop flavor and is a good amber ale (not my usual). Not bad at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2004
I think the Deschutes brewing generally makes a nice beer. Sure it may not be the best in any one class of beers. However, all of their beers are good. This has been a nice addition to their collection. Good tasting amber ale. I enjoyed my last 6 pack of it.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2004
Dark amber color with big fluffy white head. Scents of sweet caramel and fruit. This is an easy drinking beer, light bodied but with lot's of caramel and malt flavors. A slight tingle of hops in the finish. I'll have another.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2004
Big bountiful white head with an alluring red-copper color. Citrusy aroma. Balanced very well between the sweetness and spicy flavor. Beer flows well from start to the mild hop finnish Nice and refreshing.


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