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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 2.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2789) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (3803) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (4900) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2011
A dark brown, almost black pour with a late forming light tan thick head. The aroma is a bit swampy and funky, even a bit smoky. It also has some pleasant malt. Flavor is grassy and funky. There is some light fruit and in general this beer is sour. Actually, it is the closest to a sour style as any Amber Ale I have had. Certainly not what I expected but it was fun.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (10738) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Pours a clear amber color with an off-white head. Caramel and toffee malts with a lot of toast and bread on the nose. Creamy sweetness, minimal hop profile, just a bit of a floral note. The flavor is a touch watery, but decently sweet and malty. Some toffee, caramel, and toasted bread. A hint of metal on the finish. A bit of grass, too. Surprisingly decent.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2400) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LtDan (1784) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Sampled on 8/13/2010. This amber ale pours a medium to dark reddish brown color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied red/amber ale. The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are citrusy and herbal. Decent carbonation. A touch sweet at the finish. Decent ‘red’ ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
J_man (697) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Wood and root beer aromas follow directly into the taste (especially the root beer). Clear medium amber with an off-white head. A light dark caramel sweetness balances the dry woody character well along with a little creaminess in the body which is a bit thin overall. The root beer component (which is not bad) shows up again at the end with some lasting sweetness. A decent red ale, this would be a good pizza beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Pours a half finger of head on a clear, but dark red colored body. The aroma is a nice wet grain smell. The taste is big on the malt side, though not too sweet. There’s some caramel and mild lemon bitterness. Nicely balanced. The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation. It’s a easy drinking brew.


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