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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Available mid March to June. Brand new for 2007. This beer is a classic red ale with a moderate hop bitterness, lots of hop flavor and a sweet malt body with hints of candy. Crisp hop finish. IBUs: 45. http://www.fullsailbrewing.com/FullSailBrewmasterCalendar.pdf

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5732) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2007
NOt bad, but not very impressive for a brewery who has proven they can make exciting beers. Aroma is mostly malt, and sweet rather than a roasted character. Some hops in the flavor, as well as medium sweet malt. Thicker than a standard amber, but not so interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sthlm (1280) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2007
[Bottle, thanks Skyview] Poured red with a medium light tan head. Spicy aroma. Hoppy, fruity taste with low bitterness. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2007
thanks once again to skyview for sharing. Nice caramel malt nose. Faint amber color with minimal head. Sweet caramel malt flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Picked up a 22-oz bottle via trade with chriso420 at the Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon. Pours a clear dark golden amber brew with an average off-white head that slowly dissolves to a fine film. Nice lacing. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, toasted oatmeal cookies, with a touch of earthy flower hops. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with flavors of sweet caramel malt, citrus zest and an earthy hop bitterness. Finish is dry with a green vegetable aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4864) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Muchas gracias Skyview. Copper color with a medium head. Big hop aroma with spices (cinnamon?). Very vegetal taste. Possibly fresh hop. Spicy malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Thanks to skyview. Pours a very burnt amber red. Very sweet malt on the nose with hints of floral aromatics. Nice toffee like sweetness on the front palate proceeded by a bitter floral finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2007
22 oz. bottle in San Francisco. Light brown, orange color with a light beige head. Aroma was of light malt but mostly of light to medium hoppiness. Malty smell kicked in a bit more as it warmed. Taste is smooth, and mostly quite hoppy but not excessive. A touch of malt flavor but not much. Kind of like a weak IPA, but more drinkable if you can’t handle the high bitter levels. Decent, but I wouldn’t feel like I was missing out if I didn’t come across this beer again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (4920) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 9, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2009 From a 22 oz bottle this poured a copper to red with nice fat off-white head and moderate lacing. Nose was caramel malts with some light grassy hops. Mouthfeel light and a bit thin. Flavor was malts and hops, with a little fruit. Not much finish. A drinkable but undistinguished amber;

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2007
bottle. copper/brown pour with thin off white frothy head. nutty carmel, grassy hop aroma. a bit watery. grassy, earthy hops, nutty malts. disappointing from full sail.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2007
22 oz Bottle: Pours coppery red with almost two fingers of head. Although the head disappeared i had some lacing during my first few sips. The aroma is driven by caramel/toffee. The flavor is slightly hoppy with a clear malt character. The palate was thin to medium for a beer like this. An okay beer but I expected something different.

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