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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Fresh Hop IRA
Mother Nature is a wonder. Each year she decrees what her bounty will bring, regardless of what we think it should be. Thusly, Sodbuster Farms in Salem brought us two varieties of fresh hops; Perle, and Sterling. The consortium of these hops provides the Killer Red with aromas of blood orange, pineapple, and forest. A healthy malt bill balances the top end and lends candied fruit, biscuit, and caramel character to the tongue. When life hands you hops, make fresh hop beer!.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (7582) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2015
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear reddish color with a small white head. A big perfume caramel malt nose. I’m also getting a phenolic banana note. The flavor is sharp fresh hops, big malty sweet base, caramel, pine, some sugary notes. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1656) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
500 ml bottle. Clear red copper, lighter tan foam mostly fades. Aroma of fruity forest hop. Taste is richer caramel/toffee malt forward, fruity floral foresty hops, with an interesting spicy tang. Softer than average carbonation, medium bodied, well hopped. Tasty. NFL (Not for Lagerboys)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XaenDovet (1239) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Draught at Darby's. Cloudy amber. Aroma of citrus juice, caramel, candied sugar, pine. Taste is juicy sweetness, and citrus zest bitterness. Nicely balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (1737) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2014
500 mL bottle poured. Pours a fizzy orange cooper color. Fresh hops aroma from a distance. Sweet light apple juice like flavor with a long sweet finish. Touch of caramel. Majority of the hops are in the aroma. Good flavor though. Nice fresh hop here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (3638) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Pour is a murky brown with a large tan head. Aroma is full of piney hop resin and some caramel malt. Flavor is more of a dank hop with a large sweet malt with some notes of molasses and sugar covered berries. This was more of a strong ale than IPA. Still this was quite tasty with a sweet but not overly heavy malt and the hop are there lingering in the backround.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (2567) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber with moderate head. Aromas of toffee, resin, pine and oranges. Flavors are similar, somewhat sweet with a very light grassy finish. Nicely balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2014
11/8/14 - 22 oz bottle poured into an ale glass. Pours with a frothy, white head that dissipates quickly leaving a film. Copper colored and slightly cloudy. Tons of lace on the side. Spruce and pine aroma, green apple, with butterscotch and roasted malt. Starts bitter, slightly metallic, with a slightly sweet finish. Medium body, well-carbonated, rich, long finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
Draught at Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar (W. Broadway), Vancouver, 10 oz
Hazy amber color with small head. The aroma is malty, biscuity, mellow, fresh, fruity: sweet oranges, plums, hint of tropical (7.5). Lean mouthfeel; the malt flavor has a mild caramel accent, light residual sweetness, the bitterness is well controlled, there is plenty of orange flavor, but a bit of paper too in the final.
The fruitiness in this beer is original and under the spotlight. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (825) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2014
Poured from the tap. Orangey brown with off-white head. Aroma of apple, citrus hops, and caramel malt. Flavour same. Excellent balance of hops and sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (4103) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle pour. Pours a copper color with a beige head. Aroma is bitter and grassy and a bit fruity. Tastes like berry forward cotton candy. Medium carbonation.

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