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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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For normal people: Darn tasty Red Ale. For beer lovers: A hoppy Northwest style red ale. Lots of late addition Crystal hops give this malty red ale a floral and spicy aroma.Finishes with a subtle malty sweetness. For beer geeks: Two-row Pale, Crystal, Cara-Pilsner, Munich, and Dark Barley Malt. Centennial and Crystal Hops. IBU's 34. Original gravity 1.064 (15.75 Plato). Finishing gravity 1.015 (3.75 Plato). English Ale Yeast. Alcohol by volume 6.5%.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (1870) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Tap at Fiddlers.

Really nice rich red-brown pour, lovely grapefruit hop aroma with plenty of caramel wrapped around the citrus. Quite a bit stronger than your usual red ale, this one is definitely a PacNW red, pushing IPA territory rather than coming anywhere near British ESB authenticity. And that turns out to be largely a good thing; the beer is lovely and dry, not overwhelmingly bitter but certainly would not be boring even to a diehard hophead. A pleasant surprise.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2010
On tap at Georgetown Brewing. Pours red-orange with foamy beige head. Citrus and pine in the aroma. Initial sharp hop taste fades quickly, leaving a faint earthy and malty taste. Creamy palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Tap @ Crusty’s: Dark ruby ebony color, light head and nice lacing. Nose of light fruity hops and caramel malt. Flavor is balanced, spicy malt and lighter hops, a tangy finish and moderate body. Kinda in the middle bland.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1510) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Tap @ Kahootz: Amber color with a white ring head. It has sweet malty aromas full of nuts and toffee perhaps. The flavor is equally malty with some cardboard thrown in. It has a thin finish as well as a slightly bitter aftertaste. To me, it’s a pretty good example of an ESB.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Tap @ BBF - Pours a ruddy orangewith a small off white head...aroma is toast and floral hops, with some sweet malt, light cereal graniness...flavour is similar, and this was billed as a pale red, which I definitley think is more applicable than an ESB...great caramel malt backbone to a nicely hopped up dry pale ale...very good stuff...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Dark amber almost a burn auburn color with a light fizzy soda head. Toasted bread and light caramel notes round out the malt with some bitter citrus hops. Light and very sessionable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2009
On tap at Georgetown Liquor Company. Clear red pour with a decent head. Strong hoppy, fruity aroma. I am amazed by the way this beer manages to pull off such a big hoppy taste without the usual strong bitterness of a good IPA- I could drink this all night. Really well balanced. The initial malty sweetness GRADUALLY fades into a bitter hoppy finish. This is the first NW beer I fell in love with after moving to Seattle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2008
9/28/08 On draught at The Panther Room, Seattle, Wa. Aroma is grainy, malty, with some slightly biting caramel. Appearance is a hazy brown with a well maintained cream colored head. Flavor is malt dominant, grainy sweet, with low caramel and moderate noble bittering. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly creamy with a moderate carb texture and clean finish. Overall, quite good, and very easy drinking for a red ale, which I normally see as harsh from most American brewers.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16932) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2008
Draught @ Taphouse Grill, Seattle. Pours a reddish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty caramel hoppy aroma. Malty hoppy bitter flavor with hints of caramel. Long malty hoppy bitter finish with some hints of caramel. Leaving you with a long bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Clear amber body. Creamy mouthfeel with a nice, moderate caramel malt backbone. Soft grapefruit character and light hops spice and pine.


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