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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Amarillo, Cascade, and Columbus American hops make this hybrid red ale / Pacific Northwest pale ale a hoppy pint to the bitter end! A small amount of chocolate malt contributes to the glowing deep red hue of this beautiful beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
A: Pours a deep red/cranberry with an off-white, almost light pinkish head with great lace. Holding up to the light gives this a beautiful ruby color. S: A fig-like smell with some nice back spice. Malts are present with small hints of raspberries and blackberries. T: Light grape with other subtle fruits with a dry malt back. Taste is not as pronounced as the smell but still good. M: Medium body while going down smooth. Not much mouth feel as the tastes do not linger for very long. O: A good, but not great red ale. I enjoy some aspects about the smell, but the taste sort of fell short for me. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-17-2011

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (5031) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2011
On tap at Goose Island, Clybourn, October 22, 2011. Clear amber with a small head. Fresh and fruity, really drinkable but not the most exciting of beers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8683) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Sample at the Clybourn brewpub. Pours a dark amber color with a medium foamy off-white head that recedes steadily to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Fruity aroma with notes of hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of sweet malt, leafy hops and a bit of chocolate. The finis is dry with toasty malt at first then a light piney hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2011
(Bottle, Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm) Pale reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with caramel, red fruit, fresh floral hops and hints of tea. Malty taste with notes of caramel, red fruit, black-currant, treacle toffee and fresh hops in a finish with a gentle bitterness. Medium body, with a touch sweetness. Well balanced and very enjoyable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34 (3485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
On tap into a tasting glass...A light clear and bright amber. An off white head, ok retention...A boring aroma that does not show off the hops like I was expecting or the tastes reveals...The taste is a really good hoppy red beer. Caramel backbone, sweet malts to start but a big burst of pine pines on the back, fresh, seems dry hopped. Powerful, flavorful and very tasty to drink if you want a hoppy beer with flavor. Slight metallic resin finish that I could do without. Worth trying.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2011
Bottle at Monks Cafe Wallingatan, Stockholm. Pours out in a shady reddish amber colour with with a creamy off-white head. Rounded, fruity and rather hop aromatic aroma of resin, cantaloupe, caramel and toasted malts with floral undertones. Medium-bodied with notes of resin, caramel, flowers and over-riped raspberries. Rounded yet firm mouthfeel. Long medium-bitter and quite aromatic aftertaste of caramel, resin, Seville oranges, sweet red berries and flowers. One of the better Amber ales I’ve sampled to date.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2010
[Tap] Pours a rich hue of amber with little head. Nice looking lacing. Hoppy aroma with some citrus and grass coming to the forefront. Sweet caramel and tangerine in the flavor. Lasting sweet and hoppy flavors in the finish. A touch on the sticky side, but good in body. Light carbonation levels. A nice take on the hoppy amber style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7037) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2010
On tap at the brewpub in Chicago. Dark red-orange. Marmalade and caramel aroma. flavours of marmalade, caramel, tea leaves. Toasty. Mmmmmm!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2010
From a tap poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Hoppy flavor with a quick finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Draugt at clybourn. Medium amber hue. Surprisingly not that malty, and nicely done with the toast and caramel. Nice piney and orange hops are about equal to just over the the malt in both aroma and flavor. A touch fruity in fermentation and the lightest hint of diacetyl. Medium bodied and easy to drink. Not a super hoppy red, at least by west coast standards, but a nicely hopped beer all the same, with a nice depth of malt.


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