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This rich, red ale is made in the American Pale Ale style. It has a strong hop character, medium body, dry finish, and floral hop aroma. We use pale Two-Row Brewer’s malt, Caramel 80 and 40 Lovibond malt, and Munich malt. For bittering and aroma Willamette, Cascade, and Tettnang hops are used in the kettle and as dry hopping in the fermenter.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2005 Pours a deep amber red with a thick, creamy off-white head. Has a ton of caramel/kilned malts in the nose with along with plenty of Casade.. Flavor has beautiful blast of toasted malt and caramel then gives way to notes of toffee, munich malt, cascade/euro hops. Moderately sweet with assertive (but not harsh) hop bitterness. Medium bodied with a smooth, creamy texture and lively carbonation. Great lacing and head retention. Although this beer has received good ratings, it kind of gets lost in the mix between the fantastic New River and Tuppers Hop Pocket Ale. Don’t pass on this one, it’s quite good.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (4616) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2004
(Draught) Pours and orange-amber body with a thin, white head. Nose and cascade flavour. Tart, dry finish. Above average.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Sweet redish pale ale. Nicely hopped but still a little weak. Didn't have the malty kick i was expecting. Good, but could be stronger.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2004
Pours a nice deep clear copper color and is topped by a two inch thick light tan head that is made up of largish sized bubbles. The aroma is buttery and slightly spicy from the hops that are used. Up front it is fairly clean tasting, the finish is mostly dominated by a butteryness that is most likely form diacetyl. This beer is fairly mild in the hop department.

This would be a pretty nice drinking pale ale if not for the diacetyl that comes to dominate this beer. The butter flavor is not out of control but it is just a bit too much for my liking. Though it is drinkable, and has a certain spiciness to it, which seems to be part of the hop character.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Had this on tap at Sean Bolans.Nice sweet hoppy/malty aroma.Nice amber color.Tastes like hop pocket junior.Nice session pale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2003
Amber with medium head and lacing. Nice hoppy nose, smell citrus and some malt. Flavor is first sweet then balanced with hop bitterness after the swallow. Nice body. Good APA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2003
Clear clean amber color with a very nice tight white head. Excellent lacing. Very citrusy aromas. Flavor is hop bitter and sweet. Very balanced. Medium bodied with a lingering finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2004 The aroma is very hoppy and sweet. The color is amber and it has a fine head. The flavor is sweet malty giving way to a slight bitterness. An OK beer - but no as good as I expected.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larsniclas (5742) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2004 Bottled. Sampled at Stockholm Beer Festival 2003. Dark amber with a nice head. Aroma from toffe, hop and hazelnuts. A rather dry palate. A lot of hoppy bitterness with some pleasant sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2003
Bottled. Sampled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Hazy amber colour. Hoppy aroma with notes of carmel/toffee. Nice fruity flavour with a flowery bitter finish.


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