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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1517) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2007
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of citrus and pine hops, caramel malts, and friut. Flavor is sweet at first with the caramel malts and fruits. Finishes bitter with citrus and pine hops. A pretty decent brew that I enjoyed having cask conditioned at the brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Tap @ GI- slightly hazy reddish copper color, white foamy bubbly head. Nose is spicy, full of americcan hop aroma. The carbonation on this reminds me of a cask beer. Hop bitterness and almost silk smooth mouthfeel work well together. Hop bitterness drys out and is the main charachter in the beer, some roasted malt is in the way backround behind the stage peeking out too...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Sampled from tap at the Goose Island Beer Company (Clybourn) on 11/12/2006... The version served up here was made with Centennial, Tomahawk, and Cascade hops (according to the menu description)... Hazy orangy/amber color. Moderate carbonation with some lacing. The aroma is very hoppy. Flavor is caramel malt and pine/resin flavored leaf hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2006
On tap at GI Wrigleyville. Poured clear, medium caramel with a short cap of off-white head... nice lacing. Soft floral, bitter pine, and toffee sweetness in the nose... not bad. Heavy caramel and toffee maltage at the core of the flavor.. lots of pine and grapefruit bitterness surrounding.. long, bitter pine tar finish. Heavy bitterness.. felt like it wanted to be thick on the palate. Decent session-type brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivo (2667) - GERMANY - APR 13, 2006
Hops and toffee nose, hazy amber color. Flat, fruity ale. Cherry and orange notes - faint. Low bitter. Weak. Fairly true to the style of British ale, but not as bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2006
Cask conditioned at Clybourn location. Light brown orange color. Caramel nose. WEak orange taste - medium intense - a bit boring and plain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Dark reddish color that was almost brown. Crisp. Hoppy. Very hoppy. Big hoppy aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2005
Huge hop character. Unlike any other red I’ve ever had. Lots of bitterness, C hop nose, amarillo taste, very interesting...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2005
A good, hoppy ale, the nose being dominated by grapefruit & pine hop scents atop a fruity, caramel malt. Medium-bodied, it’s a fun blending of the sweet malt and the bitter hops - and goes down easily. My idea of a good amber ale.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (4025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Deep amber color w/ a great quarter inch of head. Beneath the ungodly good smell of grains mashing at the Clyborn pub, I detect a full hoppy nose. Entirely quaffable w/ a sturdy American hop bitterness hung on a frame of sweet caramel malt. A slight hint of roasty goodness rounds out this excellent session pint. Nice.

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