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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Well, we tried naming this beer Scarlet Fever, but the Feds would not approve our label because it was also the name of a disease. Since we’re plumb out of time and other great name ideas, we’re calling this West Coast hoppy red ale, Red Fish. Columbus, Chinook and Cascade hops give the beer a robust piney nose. Two-row, crystal and cara-red malts give the beer a malty background and a 7% abv.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
retinadoc (158) - - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle. Appealing, above average carbonation and hoppy aroma. Interesting reddish color. Very tasty hoppy ale, well balanced and not too strong or astringent hop flavor, like some microbrew IPA’s. Slightly bitter finish. A very pleasant surprise!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (866) - - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle at caps beer garden, Newark airport. Caramel malt aroma with pine and grapefruit citrus hop notes. Pours red-amber colored with a decent white head with good retention and some lacing. Starts with sweet caramel malt flavor with light hop notes. Finishes dry, but quite smooth with pine and grapefruit citrus hop notes that balance well with the malt. Nice red!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (631) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2015
DATE: June 6, 2015... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: Catching up with Game of Thrones... APPEARANCE: Translucent copper/amber body and a white, cloudlike trail of lacing; almost no effervescence...AROMA: pleasant maltiness and a spike of flowery hops--some citrus and orange as well; mellow and appealing... PALATE: medium-bodied and smooth, with little life but reasonably creamy finish... TASTE: caramel malts take center stage, owning a throaty, metallic dominance; buttery, nutty qualities surface late; some hop crunch balances the experience; a good balance is struck... OVERALL: with grapefruit, a slightly nuanced approach to an amber, with a demonstrative 7% ABV to boot....worthy of a pairing with a night with the epic power of Westeros...

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Larry_Duffman (84) - - JUN 3, 2015
It pours an amber color with an off-white head and lacing. The aroma is a bit weak with bread and caramel. The taste is bready, caramel, and some hop bitterness on the back end. The mouth feel was a nice balance of smoothness and carbonation. This is a pretty good amber.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bnokk (272) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2015
APPEARANCE - looks like a red ale, but more golden in color. NOSE - definitely hop in the nose. FLAVOR - nice light hoppiness. Slightly light red (malty) flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (906) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2015
12 oz bottle pours a reddish color with a white head. Aromas of grapefruit, sweet malt citrus. Medium bodied very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2015
12oz bottle. Dark garnet pour with nice thin head of tight bubbles. Aroma is rich caramel with a touch of hop bitterness. Flavors are well blended and rich. Nice bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2003) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Draft at Milkboy. Slightly hazy orange copper pour with an impressive frothy white head. Lots of lace. Good carbonation. Spicy caramel flavors. Honey pecans. Dark amber fruit - apricot pits, dried peaches, dates, golden raisins. Good bit of hoppy spice in the mix that dries out the finish quite a bit. Warms to a thicker body than expected. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5092) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Nice caramel aroma with bunches of nuts and earth and a touch of fruits. Rich brown coloured body with hints of amber and a bit of a thin tan head. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong caramel flavour with a rich, sweet and sticky malt with a bright almost fruity finish. Aftertaste shows a well-balanced flavour with the malt coming through strongest and a thick sweetness from caramel and fruits balances out the malt nicely. Overall, a very nice amber with a good profile and decent complexity. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased by Ken from my hockey team and sampled after a game on 15-October-2014 - Thanks Ken!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Underdogs88 (261) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Piney hop aroma with slight hints of citrus. Moderate amounts of on the nose. Appearance is Amber with an average white white. Average head retention. Flavor has strong hints of pine and grapefruit. Malt flavor is moderate with notes of biscuit, caramel & plums. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, it's a good American red ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1318) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Pours clear reddish amber with a one finger off white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malts, caramel, pine, sweet malts, and some light spicy hops. Taste citrus, pine, caramel, sweet malts, toffee, nutty malts, and some light tropical fruits. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel a semi dry, moderately bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty nice, hoppy amber ale.


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