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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
Draught at Collective on Tap, Woodinville, WA, nitro tap
Dark amber to brown color with creamy head. It’s a good Amber Ale, with caramel flavor, light residual sweetness, some crystal malt, and a good amount of fruity and resiny hops; the nitro kills some of the aroma and flavor; it’s also a bit creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (910) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
Rouge avec un tête beige moyen. L’arôme léger d’houblon floral avec un peu du malt. Le goût est un peu comme un rouge et un pâle ale. Facile à boire et très fort pour le style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hanuta06 (369) - Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Serving: from nitro tap at The Burgundian Tavern. Aroma: lightly sweet malt. Appearance: average-sized, creamy, tan, initial head with mostly lasting longevity and very good lacing. Clear, dark-amber body. Taste: lightly sweet initial flavor and lightly acidic finish with average duration. Palate: medium bodied with creamy texture and flat carbonation. Overall: nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (2168) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours copper with a fading head. Nose shows sweet malt, pine, cardboard-like oxidised malt notes. Flavours include citrus and sweet slightly richer malt. Again, seems a little oxidised. Carbonation is too high.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
stantheman (683) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Bomber from BC Liquor store on Commercial Drive in Vancouver. A dark reddish amber color, with tan head. Faintly sweet and citrus on the nose. An assertive grapefruit hop note hits first, then malts, then it’s a bitter hop finish, followed by faint lingering malt. A hoppy red ale, but with great balance. 3.8.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kdm1984 (762) - Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Close to copper in color. Tiny head, but nice even rings of lacing. Aroma: hops, red fruit, caramel, tart, bread, roast. This is probably going to be good. Flavor: heck yes. All the same stuff as the aroma with the hops especially standing out while the tartness doesn’t overpower. Great roast finish and lingering hop after-effects. Man, Deschutes can really nail stuff sometimes. Overtakes Marshall Revival as my new favorite amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2901) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2014
22 oz bottle from Coconuts for $4.99. Copper and clear appearance with a beige head. Aroma of rich malts, bitter hops, toffee, caramel, pine, grass, light citrus and light roast. Similar flavor, mild to medium bitterness and light to mild sweetness. Medium bodied, crisp and pretty smooth with a lingering, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (616) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Drank directly from bottle so little appearance information. Aroma - caramel, malt, and a touch of hops. Taste - initially malt, then resiny hops, and a medium long finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1505) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours a hazy deep red with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit with hints of bread and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a light bitter hop finish. Pretty decent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3922) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2014
650ml bottle from The Wine Emporium 080714. This is a classic red/amber ale from one of my favourite breweries. Poured a clear reddish colour with a big sand coloured head that left plenty of lacing on the glass. Packed full of malt, caramel and toffee aromas and flavour this beer is certainly a standout and is in my top 10 amber ales.

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