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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (575) - 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 (1432) - 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 (3827) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (5267) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle - Caramel malts and an earthy hops. Clear amber with a rich white head. Caramel malts and a light hop bite. A pretty decent but basic hoppy amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (7474) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
650mL bottle, pours a hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavour is quite dry and metallic, with earthy notes, and biscuity malt. Super dry, metallic, and earthy. Not understanding the high ratings for this, but it’s a pretty solid amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerandhockey8 (234) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUN 26, 2014
From 22oz bottle to shaker. Pour is a nice ruby red with a medium off white head. Nose is hoppy, light malt, light caramel. Taste is medium body, hints do sweetness with light touches of bitter. Finishes nice and clean. Nice beer, very under used style with a lot of breweries and Deschutes nails it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (660) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Appearance was clear ruby amber with creamy off white lasting 1 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are soft caramel sweet malt with a touch of roasted barley and earthy hops. Taste are soft toffee, roasted barley with grapefruit, spicy earthy hop backend. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with medium body, then lasting balanced finish. A good northwest amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1580) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bomber. Pours a deep reddish color with a nice head and some lacing. Aroma of caramel, citrus and some malt. Tatse of malt, caramel some citrus and and bit of fruit. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, smooth with a solid malty feel. Nicely balanced. Enjoyable beer, example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2310) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 7, 2014
I didn’t want to wait on this since I saw on the side that the best by date is June 24, 2014. Anyways, well, I poured this into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice hazy looking dark red color with a decent two finger white foamy head that must last for a good minute and a half. The head turns a bit lumpy on me with a slightly off-white color to it. There is some decent lacing. The smell had some nice bitter Northwest piney hops backed up by a nice crisp craker-like maltiness. The taste was mainly bitter but added a nice citrus to malty sweetness as it warmed. There’s a decent bitter to somewhat sweet citrusy aftertaste leading to a semi-dry finish. On the palate, it sat at/about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable aspect to it. The carbonation actually is somewhat smooth and for the most part is pretty good for the style and for me. Overall, this is a good American Amber/Red ale worthy of having again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JonLaRue (27) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Poured from a large pint bottle. Beer opens with, roasty herbs paired with leather. Red amber in color tight lace up top. Strong hints of malt and hops paired perfectly. In the mouth it starts acidic and finishes clean. An awesome example of a red ale.

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