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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
At the Dominion Taproom at Dulles airport 9/12/2012. Deep amber with a slight white head that left rings down the glass. Light, sweetish aroma of caramel, with a hint of hedgerow fruit and leafy hops. Flavour had cereals, more caramel and a moderately bitter finish. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 10, 2003
Very impressive looking copper with white head beer. I also was shocked with incredible fresh, complex aroma. Other brew masters watch and learn! What else do you want? This very aromatic brew also got nice mouthfeel. With time also gives you soft warm feel. Great Brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Bottle: Dark orange, quite hazy, moderate off-white head that settles quickly to a thin film, lacing is quite nice but carbonation appears to be non-existant.   Soft malty aroma, slight graininess, even slighter hop.   Grainy malt flavor, hop profile is extremely minor.   Luckily as it warms the hop bitterness becomes more noticable.   Body and mouthfeel are fairly average.   Fairly clean finish, soft, or should I say very soft, hop bitterness lingers.   Thanks Dan for the freebie!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 4, 2005
Pours a light amber. Kind of watery. Very little head. Not as hoppy as I was expecting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (6288) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2008
on tap at the Ice House, light fruit nose with a decent golden yellow color, some grapefruit citrus flavor with a thin watery finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larsniclas (6247) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2005
Orange hue with a gentle off-white ring. Fresh and crisp aroma boasts plenty of caramel malt developing a nice toffee and cookies side to pair with the rich hop profile, orangey and earthy, yet bright and vibrant. Surprising salty notes complement the vegetal, algae-like, earthy, herbal and globally natural flavour components. Pleasant oily medium body presents crisp carbonation that match well with the zesty hopppiness. Good stuff! Thanks a lot Hopscotch!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (6119) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2006
Bottle. Light copper color. Fruits, caramel, and nice and hoppy. Great pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6070) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2005
On draft at the brewery, 9/1/05: orange-red. Nice big grapefruit tones, quite citric and yummy. I’d like more, please.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6032) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Bottle: Cookie and light hop aroma. Pours a transparent amber with a nice off-white head with good retention. Malty up front with a good amount of caramel. Finishes bitter and then the caramel sneaks back into the aftertaste. Well balanced APA.

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