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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A deep red malt-forward ale brewed with plenty of caramel malts and a touch of rye, brewed and dry-hopped with Palisade and Zythos hops.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2014
16 oz. can brought down by friends from Chicago - thanks, Mike and Rachel! Pours a clear copper orange with a beige head. The hops are more aggressive in this than I anticipated; florals, citrus rind, and grass, to go with caramel, resin, brown sugar, and some rye. Light-medium bodied, with a bitter mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Drinks like a hoppy imperial amber.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6841) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2014 Can. Murky reddish amber pour with a spotty head. Caramel malt sweetness with a bit of fruit rind late. A bit of rye spiciness and a nice hop profile. Pretty solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2743) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Nice brew, my first from this brewery. Pours a reddish amber with a thin head. Caramel and sweet malt in the aroma. The flavor has quite a bit of sweet malt up front but is balanced with a nice hop bitterness. The finish is dry with no alcohol to be found. A deceptive beer, beware the 8% ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamP01 (582) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2014
16oz can. Pours a cloudy brown amber with a medium beige head, mild lacing. Aroma and Taste is caramel malt, yeast bready notes, some dark fruit and alcohol esters, mild hops bitterness. Palate is a medium to full body, moderate carbonation and some sticky mouth feel. Finishes with caramel malt, mild roasted malt, yeast and bready notes, a bit of dark dried fruit and mild bitterness. Overall not the best in class but still quite good and enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
coyforce (616) - Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Roasty flavor with a touch of high alcoholic sweetness. Pour is a beautiful amber with a nice light brown head.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5656) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2014
Warner Robins, Ga. - Lazy Dog Growler - 16 oz can. Dark orange with a reddish tint and a filmy off-white head. Aroma has a hint of too much crystal malt, some cake mix maltiness. Flavor is full bodied with some caramel sweetness, a bit of pomegranate fruitiness, some cherry juice, a touch of bitter citrus and just a touch of homebrew crystal malt funkiness. Mouthfeel has a creamy thickness to it. Needs just a touch of refinement - but not bad to get your drink on.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4172) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2014
16oz tall boy can from Spirits Crossroads. Poured a swampy reddish brown body with a smaller beige tight foamy head. Aroma is sweet malts, toffee, molasses, grains and some sugary raisin. Medium to fuller body, tight bubbly carbonation, chalky, harsh finish. Flavor is dry grains, toffee, molasses, dry caramel, some fruit rinds, sugar. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1493) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2014
Can.
Appearance: Murky red/amber body with no head.
Aroma: Sweet caramel and bubblegum, very weak strength.
Taste: Sweet caramel with a mild bitterness of citrus.
Palate: Full-bodied, mildly carbonated.
Overall: Easy to drink, but everything is muted about this. It’s as if you took a Lagunitas American strong ale and muted it all.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (4323) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 8, 2014
Hoppy head with a little roast here. Like a strong brown ale. Finishes a little bitter, a little bit of a rusty taste as well. Orangy brown pour with ok head and lacing. Tall can at American Ice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1545) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Draft->mini lager at RFD. Cloudy orange-amber with small offwhite head. Bitter pine and citrus hops with some caramel malt. One ugly beer, but tastes pretty good.


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