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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1131) - 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 (4/5) Not bad, but Iím a bit disappointed to have gotten snookered with yet another out of date bottle. I donít think itís 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 thatís 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 donít think the hops were ever intended to be bold, given the use of Tettnanger. OK, fine, thereís 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 (3152) - 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 (219) - 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 (1163) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cristobal37 (534) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 11, 2015
Relly enjoyable red ale. Not obnoxiously hoppy but still piny and citrusy from the hops. The extra kick is welcome but doesnít overpower the malt and barley. Foam stuck around til nearly the end. Recommended!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1488) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle to pint glass Spruce, caramel, pine, grapefruit, a touch of funk, and bursting with barley. Deep copper colour with a 2 cm creamy, just about frothy, head with okay retention and almost no lacing. Taste is grapefruit, caramel, pine, some spuce, leather, and malt. A solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5192) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2015
650ml bottle pours amber in color with a finger of off-white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is pine and citrus with caramel and spicy notes. Taste is a spicy, pine and citrus hop bitterness with a caramel malty sweetness. Medium bodied with decent carbonation that tickles the tongue nicely. A well crafted amber ale that I highly recommend for others to try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9152) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Pour on nitro pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, red fruit, touch of earth, slight yeast, hints of grass, slight herbal notes as well,hints of orange. Taste is a mix of orange, grass, bread, some caramel, toffee, hints of pine, orange peel, finishing bitter, slightly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2283) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
Pours a dark, bright amber with a burgundy hue. The head is a thick finger of beige. The nose is full of toffee and caramel with light vanilla notes and a light roasted malt note. Toasty and bready malts in the middle with light floral and spicy hops and mild citrus zest notes. The finish has mild bitterness with linger citrus and spicy hop notes. There is a slightly astringent aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WABeerFiend (362) - - JAN 16, 2015
Best by date of 06.25.14. Poured from a bomber into a tumbler on 04.22.14. A: See through dark red. Small head with an easy pour. S: Sweet malt, spices, toffee. T: Toffee dominates. Caramel and spices are there too. Slight grapefruit and pine on back end. O: This was a very well balanced and complex amber. It was in the typical Deschutes style. It had the caramel that you would expect in an amber, but it also had a nice grapefruit/pine finish that added just enough hoppiness to make it interesting.

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