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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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In tribute to the beauty of the Cimarron River area (also known as the Red Fork of the Arkansas) in southwest Kansas, this is a deep ruby ale with hop aromas and flavors center stage. The honey malt contributes to the medium body of this red ale, while Simcoe, Columbus and Centennial hops add the citrusy hop character. We employed an American yeast strain to emphasize the hop notes of this deep ruby ale. Not as bitter as an IPA, hop aromas and flavors nevertheless take center stage in Cimarron. O.G. 15.7P/1063 Hops 40 IBUs


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3457) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2009
GABF 2009. Pours a clear reddish-copper color with a nice lasting white head. Aroma is bready malt, floral hops, fruity esters, and some mild diacetyl. Flavor is bread and butter (diacetyl) as well as floral hops, caramel, honey, and some fruity notes. Body and carbonation are medium. Not a very exciting beer overall, but not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4116) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Tap @ Free State. Copper color. Buttery aroma. Flavor has a distant sweet malt. Finishes with a woody hop. A touch of butter, I dont know about that...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2359) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Shaker @ the brewpub (a few times). Color is clear reddish color. Aroma is very green, harvest vine, hops, sharp mineral aspect and a touch of diacetyl. Flavor has a stronger bitterness and a sharper mineral character, and some more of that caramerl and diacetyl mixed in, which really throws me off. Why have the hops and the diacetyl mixed together (I am assuming it was meant to be that way).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2591) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Malty, fruity aroma, some red apple skin and faintly floral perfume, some light brown sugar and faint pear. Clear deep red color with a sparse but interesting head pattern and nice lacing. Flavor is full of sweet malts, caramel, fruit, lightly spicy, earthy hop and gentle bitterness. Hops come through a bit more on the finish. Hint of butterscotch late. Mouthfeel is semi-dry with a moderate degree of effervescence, body is medium. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear, reddish bronze body with a finger-width, thick and frothy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a pretty lacing. Aroma is slightly toasty and biscuity malts with a mild citrus hop. Deep caramels and a light resin becomes more noticable after a few minutes. Flavor is a medium amount of herbal, dense forest bitterness with a nice rounded caramel. Resiny citrus throughout and a bit of the biscuit from the aroma. Finishes malty with a light caramel sweetness, but dry with lots of lingering, resiny bitterness. Thinner to medium bodied, but I think the slicker feel works well for this. Overall, a very tasty, straightforward red. Nice balance and big, dense bitterness. Im becoming a huge fan of well made reds. Good one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Good brew but once again, I think someone is entering the styles in wrong...this is definitely an American Red. Sweet notes of caramel, grapes and red stuff are the aromas. Flavor is strange upon arrival...an odd sweetness that balances out in departure of bitter....I give up...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Growler courtesy of theisti. Pours a deep, clear bronze with a creamy off-white head that leaves sheets of creamy lace in its wake. A sweet, slightly burnt malt note is backed by a solid hit of citric and lightly resinous hops. Light to medium bodied and slick with a seamless bitter hopped finish. Round, clean, sweet malt with a solid supporting citric hop backing. This is a very drinkable and tasty pale. Thanks a lot for bringing this back from Lawrence for me, Tim!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3175) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 1, 2009
10 oz draft pour at the brewpub. Pour is red golden, clear body with a one inch off white head. Nice thick lacing is left behind on the glass. Pretty beer. Aroma of mild biscuit malt, some resin bitter hoppiness. Taste is big resin bitterness, peaty maltiness, some more maltiness. Palate is drying, long, bitter and resinous. Nice one.


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