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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (1813) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Slightly hazy honey brown with an inch of dense off-white head with great retention. I’m holding back an appearance point, because I feel it should be redder. Aroma is pine and citrus, and flavor is sweet and resinous with citrus and pine, with toasty, biscuity malt joining them in taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nittanytide (238) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Poured copper in color with a thin, white head. Bready aroma. Taste is bready with a little bit of grapefruit on the back end. Smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
coyforce (616) - Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Flavor is smooth and very weak as far as an ale goes. Aroma is mildly fruity and weak. Color is a nice amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (1854) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2014
On tap at Dockside Willie's, this pours brown-amber into the glass with a wispy head that leaves sparse lacing. The nose is woody, earthen hops. Caramel and a touch of citrus in the mouth finish with a nice lingering bitter. Medium-bodied, this goes down well in summer, yet is substantive enough to provide complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1306) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Copper white head. Nose is pungent wood/pine/onion/garlic/mango and crystal malt. Flavour is reversed with malt at the forefront. Pretty sticky palate, slight bitterness mixed with caramel on the finish. Nice punchy amber, love it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneezey (132) - Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Overall a fairly surprising brew with strength from a company with usually weak alternatives. This has a really special hops mix that comes out with just the right amount of bittering combines with an orange vibe while the rest of the mediocre pack gives off citrus lemon. Must be a pairing of the nice and heavy malt to back up the high hops, yet doesn’t overwhelm. Nice job, this one is a winner. Make it year round, not just seasonally. Build on it and a solid ESB could be in there as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillemsUrenkel (656) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2014
12 fl. oz bottle picked up at the Iron Abbey in Horsham, PA. A clear dark amber on the glass, off white head. Fresh hopy with hints of pepper on the nose. Starts very malty with roasty elements in a hopy bedding. A honey part in the middle, before the malt comes back. No overdosing, everything in a balanced way. Maybe some salty elements in the aftertaste. Highly recommended!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
grundsow (90) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2014
This is an above average beer. Mildly hoppy, mildly malty. Nothing extreme, just a really good hearty flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdb288 (581) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Taster at beer event. Pours red/brown with tall white head. Aroma is distinct pine/saw dust. Nice mixture of hops in the taste - not too bitter, a bit resinous, bounces well off the malt. Not sure I want a full glass but it wasn’t bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1286) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2014
A nice hoppy red ale. Sweet malts, floral hops, burnt orange in color with frothy head and some lacing. A little citrus in the nose, decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cakes (380) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2014
12 oz bottle. An attractive, malty, red ale that gets the hops just right. Not a specialty beer. I could buy a case of this.

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