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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Double version of Expedition

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (13290) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2012
On tap at Drakes poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, orange zest, pink grapefruit, pine and tropical fruit. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, pink grapefruit, tangerine, light tropical fruit and light pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (14411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy amber with a medium beige / tan head. Extremely aromatic, with truckloads of resinous, citrusy hops, and a big fat caramel malt at least as prominent - there are some tropical fruit notes further back as well. Flavour is super pungent, with a big whopping caramel malt backing, supporting the truckload of resinous hops on top. Again, there’s a hint of tropical fruit content, but not prominent. So insanely well-balanced, while still be extreme in its flavour profile. Finishes with a harsh but pleasant astringency. One of the best imperial reds I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (6731) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle - thanks MikeB! Pours clear reddish amber with a large tan head that dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is beautiful grapefruit, caramel, a bit of pine. Flavor is much the same, very nice, very balanced. Lightly sweet and medium bitter growing into the lightly warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HomelessDrew (26) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Got this one in a trade thanks to Bytemesis. Pours amber with a small off white head. Smells strongly of pine and caramel. Taste is is sweet up front with a nice bitter backbone. It has average carbonation and a medium body. Pretty much exactly what I would expect from this style, good example of a west coast strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2013
22oz bottle pours with an amber to copper body that supports a light tan head of foam. The aroma offers up nice levels of pine hops along with some malts and roasted malts. Pretty nice. The taste is similar and delivers a rich smooth deep pine hoppiness mixed with thick malts and some roasted malts. It starts with the malt smoothness and pine hop flavor and grows into resiny pine hop bitterness and thin rings of roasted malts. Love it. Smooth rich integrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Amber pour, off white head. This is really well balanced and reminds me of a hybrid of an American and English barleywine. Sweet malts and resinous hops. The flavors meld well together.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
barn0216 (537) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Bottle. Deep red-brown color, clear, with a beige head and very good lacing. Flowery, pine aroma. Taste is bitter throughout, piney, with peaks of caramel malt poking through. A bit of alcohol burn in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14094) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours very dark red with a cream off-white head that laced quite a bit. Aroma seems quite pine. Med + body. flavor is very pine over a fairly dark roast malt. Finishes malty, but more bitter and hoppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1706) - California, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Pours a burnt amber color with a thick off white head. Hop, caramel, toffee, pine and malt aroma. Hop, caramel, pine, bread, toffee, honey and malt flavors. Medium body with a bread like mouth feel with a slight bitterness. Caramel and hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1554) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
On tap at capitol beer and taproom. Pours dark ruby with white head. Taste is caramel malt and a nice pine hop finish

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