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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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In the spirit of exploration, Expedition blends the deep roasted flavors of dark malts with the hops of an IPA to create something worth discovering for yourself. Set sail on an expedition of your own.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Pours a hazy orange/amber hue with no head. Aromas of oak, honey, a little rubbing alcohol with a light aplle note. Flavors of oats , more rubbing alcohol witha thick finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2005
Bottle: Ruby Brown, large foamy sand colored head, thick lacing, soft carbonation.   Subtle hop nose, yet stronger than your average Amber.   Bit o’ sweet dark malts as well.   Also emits a sort of Tea like sweetness.   Smooth malt base, definite sweet tea like flavor, with touch of hops and pine needles... enough to give it a little bite.   The 6.8% ABV is well hidden.   Moderate to full body, with a definite full mouthfeel.   This stuff is quite smooth on the tongue.   Very clean finish, semi-dry.  This Amber remains on the lighter side, yet its quite well rounded.   Thanks for the tasty freebie Ernie!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2005
On cask into pint glass, Real Ale Fest 2005. Cloudy orange brown in the glass with a tan creamy head that produced a veritable wall of lacing on the side. Smell was some grapefruit and some darker, dunkelish malts, some bread and brown sugar as nice complements. The sweetness on the palate was like sugar cane, kind of juicy and unrefined. Hoppier than I was expecting, it was nice to have against the sugar cane and brown sugar malty sweetness. Dry finish. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Pours with an amber-red body topped by a medium thick to thick head with a good amount of lacing. It’s sweet, malty and fruity with a slight piney hoppiness and a touch of caramel. Light to medium bodied and smooth.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2005
I don’t know what theheck beer this is, but it is mighty tasty! Deep reddish amber in appearance with a fluffy head. Smells like an IPA citrus grapefruit and flowers are prominent. Rich mouthfeel with flavors of chocolate, sweet cherries and crystal malts, well balanced with a nice bitterness. Finished tantalizingly bitter. This is a sweet brew. Thanks to Ernie Flipbrewer for the plastic wrapped bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Medium amber color. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is malts and floral hops. A medium to full bodied amber. Malts are caramel and sweet. Hops are grapefruity, floral and a touch piney. Hoppy and bitter for an amber. Touch of oatmeal adds some chewyness to the beer. Not your typical amber, which is a good thing. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 10, 2005
A very good hoppy red ale. wonderful floral hop and malt nose. the malt notes are decidedly more complex than many ambers without the usual sweet caramel notes. good dry ho resin and oil on the palate. citrus is very prominent with a touch of perfect malt balance.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
legion242 (2163) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2004
POured fairly dark- nice lasting head. Nose was citrus overlapped my malt. The flavors also were an amazing blend of grapefruit and malt- I have to say this may have been the most tasty balance that I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. A fantastic brew and by the looks of it, not a very well known brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Pours brown with a big old tan head on top. Decent brew here. Lots of carmel and roasted malt along side of a healthy amount of hops. Nice mouth feel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
psynthetic (7) - BERKELEY, California, USA - AUG 27, 2004 does not count
Another great brew from the boys at Drakes. This brew is very similar to their IPA however it is a little bit lighter and a little less complex. Very balanced and refreshing, great on a warm northern california Friday afternoon.


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