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RATINGS: 147   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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 13, 2013
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy light tan colored bubbles that were and left behind a transparent cola brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The balanced aroma was brown ale vinous and musty. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of vinous brown malt and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chuckaduck (669) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Can. Poured 7/11/13. Pours a cloudy red-brown with a thin, fast to fade off-white head. Aroma is pineapple, bread, rye, caramel; simple but really nice. Taste is spicy, rye, bread, fruit, caramel, nice bitterness, creamy; finish is mild bitterness and fruit; again, there’s a certain simplicity here that is really nice. Some nice lacing. Rich full body. Medium carbonation. Should it win any awards? Probably not. Should it be drank? Absolutely.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2013
650ml bottle. Rusty color. Aroma of musty beer, smells aged. At first scent, it’s an Arrogant Bastard clone. Tastes of pine. Sharp pine. Toasted grain. Tastes like an American Strong Ale. (3756)

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3745) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Tap. Pours dark amber with creamy, off-white head. Aroma is cookie and cereal malts, mixed berries, floral hops, and light funk. Flavor is dry malts, earthy hop bitterness, and light citrus esters; dry, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2440) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Draft. Pours very cloudy medium/light brown. Light body and medium carbonation. Tastes like malt, fermentation, cherries, liquor. Smells like malt and fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1626) - - JUL 5, 2013
Draft. Red with a thin white head. Nose is citrusy. Taste is even more citrusy. Tons of orange up front with some rye spice. Really tasty and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vodka4blood (92) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - JUN 25, 2013
I think the user "nearbeer___" below me nailed it - ditto what he said. The fact that I can acquire this beer in a can is the icing on the cake. Will be picking this one up regularly!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (4053) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Aroma is light pine, sweetish malts and a hint of spice. The flavor is light grapefruit, fruit, caramel sweetness, malts and a tangy/tart finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3842) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 15, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 Pint can. Pours a cloudy copper-brown with a lasting quarter inch of creamy bubbles. Aroma is spicy toffee, toast, dark cherries, resin, and earthy dried wood. Flavor is big toffee on the front followed closely by orange, a touch of cherry, then a finish of peppery rye and dried resinous wood. Medium body is soft and chewy, but well balanced by the tingly rye and hop finish. Low-average carbonation and no notice of the 8% abv makes this unique ASA dangerously drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3513) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Draft @ When Pigs Fly. Hazy amber color with some retention. The aroma is spicy hops and caramel. The flavor starts with caramel and toffee. Notes of rye and some faint herbal hops notes in the finish. Its medium bodied with moderate carbonation. I never would have guessed it was an 8 percent beer, so it does have some drinkability. However, overall the flavor wasn’t getting me real excited.


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