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RATINGS: 386   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 14/20
reebtogi (5071) - 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 (8842) - 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 (2232) - 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 (351) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joelwhite (32) - - JAN 7, 2015
Decent red, not my favorite beer style but this is a decent red. Appreciate the aroma and look.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (1079) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Pours a hazy amber, small creamy off-white head. Nose is full malt aroma with spice. Bitter. Middle is sweet caramelized malt, more light spice. Finish is a decent hop bitterness. Balanced ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (828) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
Poured from 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle [bb 08/20/2014]. Light orangey brown with light beige head. Caramel malt, resin and citrus hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsmerig (1387) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Pours a clear reddish Amber with a foamy tan head. Subtle aromas and deep caramel flavor. Honey notes as well. Offset by a west coast hop bite. Finished nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1367) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours a amber color with an off white head. Malt, caramel, toffee and hop aroma. Caramel, toffee, pine, hop, biscuit, malt and hop flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarryBeast (611) - - DEC 13, 2014
650ml. Incredibly balanced and well put together. Pine& citrus hops, crystal malt, slight earthy yeast, good alcohol bite. Well-carbonated, but creamy. Wholesome goodness.

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