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FiftyFifty Red is the New Black IPA

FiftyFifty Red is the New Black IPA
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
Malt: Rahr 2row, Wheat Malt, Simpsons Golden Promise, Gambrinus Munich 10, Gambrinus Munich 30-35, Weyermann Melanoidin, Simpsons 75-85 Crystal, Castle Special B
Hops: Simcoe, Centennial
A foray into the alternative darker styles of IPA, this seriously tasty brew has a delicious malt backbone to nicely balance the copious amount of hops. Never to be conformists, we use some tasty red caramel malts instead of following the trend towards darker roasted malts, which gives this beer its own unique flavor profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
On draft. Reddish yellow pour, slightly murky, with an off white head. Bitter, citrusy, pine, grapefruit, caramel, a bit bready, and somewhat metallic. Meh, rather dull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (10261) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Red malt for subtle sweetness and balance And a very aggressively bitter hop combination. I didn’t particularly care for the overly bitter hop profile, but the brew is still pretty good...just not my thing."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5100) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2014
dark brown head. Muted nose, but lots of coffee, dried fruit, lots of roastiness, hazelnuts full thick body in the mouth. Big bad ass beer with lots of dried fruit in the finish and lots of roastiness. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (7073) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
On tap at the brewery
Cloudy dark golden with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of pine and caramel. Flavors are piney, malty and bitter
Nice, well balanced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (2909) - California, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Dark amber to caramel brown in color... Aroma of sweet citrus hops, grapefruit on the nose... Flavor is dark caramel toffee malts, roasted malt character, light citrus notes, but burnt malts dominate... Not much bitterness on the finish.... Decent, but nothing special ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Dark amber pour with an off-white head. Citrus peel, pine, grapefruit, and sweet malt. Nice toffee and toasted bread, grass, and some floral hop notes. Nice light bitterness to go with the malt and toffee, sweetness, and bread. Good grapefruit, pine, and plenty of floral hops. Light tangerine and grass notes, too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (2779) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Draft at Monks. Hazy orange brown pour. Burned malt flavors with high hop bitterness. Approximates a black IPA. Lots of citrus pith. Medium body. Not bad but not exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
PhillyCraft (5979) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2012
On tap at Capones, pours a clearish amber. Medium head/lacing. Notes were very hoppy in the aromas taste was a good bit of malts and hops, fruit, sugar, pine. Kind of bland for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma is sweet and hoppy with notes of hops, citrus, hop oil, and some more juicy hops. Poured deep amber/brown in color with a tiny, off-white head that disappeared except for around the edges. Cloudy. Not sparkling. Full of small-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of hops, malt, resin, citrus, slight fruit, and some light sugars. Medium body. Oily, slick, creamy, texture. Soft carbonation. Medium sweet, medium bitter, malt, hop, hop oil, pine, resin finish. 8.7%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Tap at Capones. Reddish orange pour with a small soapy head. Pine resin and mild citrus hop elements. Super good.

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