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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A smooth, rich red ale without the bite (5.5% alcohol). This 3-time gold medal winner is a combination of 5 different styles of malts, and several different Yakima Valley hops. The use of ""crystal malt"" in the brewing process imparts a rich caramel flavor. This combination creates a flavor packed red ale like you’ve never had before!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Aroma is yeast, caramel malts and a hint of earthiness. The flavor is caramel malts, mild sweetness and a smooth finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thegreenrooster (3082) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is some caramel malt but also a weird vinegar sourness. Flavor is better with some chocolate malts and a bit of cherry let on the tounge.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Samples provided for review. Malty smell when open, with a little Scotch malt in the bargain. Light brown body puts out a nice fluffy head. Crystal and caramel malts can easily be picked up. ops have a bit of grassiness at the IBU delivery system, but there’s also some pine resin in the edge. I catch a little peat from the malts, some dried fig and just a note of milk chocolate. Finishes with a lingering bit of bitterness.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beersearcher (2295) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Amber is not one of my favorite styles and this one comes up short on convincing me too. Pours a dark orange with minimal aroma, the taste is thin with only a bit of malt flavor to work with. I would pick the blonde over this red.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2219) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2011
From a 12oz bottle from Pick’s Liquors poured into a Shaker. Off white head. Very thick and takes a long time to dissipate leaving a little lacing. Color is a dark amber or light brown. Aroma is very malty. Bready with some cereal grains. Also a slight floral hop smell. Taste is medium bitter and lightly sour. Definite caramel tastes and a slight hop tastes. Medium bodied with a very slick texture. Lively and very fizzy carbonation with a long slightly sweet finish. Overall, it’s a pretty damn good beer. Especially for the price, and the fact that they donate some proceeds to charity give them some brown nose points in my book. I’ll definitely be buying this one again!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Decent amer ale, on tap at the los angeles beer festival, caramel, delightful, medium amber pour, small white head, sweet caramel smell, caramel finish indeed.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Deep cherry red on this one. Lingering head with sweet malt on the nose. Thick and malty with a touch of coffee bean and green roots. This brew is very rich for it’s size. Below par.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewBoxer (1764) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle. Deep brown amber red color. Good tasty red ale. Delicious sweet taste with a good aftertaste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle claims this is bottled by Indian Wells Brewing Co. Appearance: Pours a clear dark amber with noticeable carbonation, but almost no head to be found. Aroma: Caramel and a light whiff of banana and other sugars. Taste: Caramel and sweet bread, with small twang and a mild bitter hop finish. Mouthfeel: Softly carbonated, thin mouthfeel. Overall: Not offensive, but nothing I would purchase or seek out again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (1666) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2014
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s. Amber reddish and clear appearance with an average light tan head. Mild aroma of caramel, toffee and light earthy hops. Similar flavor, medium sweetness and light bitterness. Average body, creamy and smooth with soft carbonation, easy to drink. Pretty simple, straight forward amber ale.


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