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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Brewed to celebrate the birthday of our great nation, our American Red Ale starts with a crisp hop flavor and ends smooth and sweet. IBU 45.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1938) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2009
Red-amber with good, creamy head / Nose of malt, dry hops and citrus / Light to medium body, crisp and hoppy, with good malts and finish / Flavors of toast, burnt spun sugar, and grapefruit / A very fine pale ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BernieLomaxXx (19) - Delaware, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2012
This is a good one, unfortunately it isn't bottled and is hard to find on tap. So if you see it give it a try, you may not get another chance! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1856) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2012
had on tap at the GLBC brew pub, served into a pint glass a: nice translucent amber color, decent 1/4" head with fair retention, reduces to a light lacing cap s: crisp grapefruit, slight toasted maltyness t: nice caramel malt backbone with citrusy hop bitterness, slight piney ness. m&d: light to medium bodied, well carbonated. Very refreshing

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2006
Like their Elliot Ness with a firmer hop backbone. Vastly superior to the EN in my humble opinion. Very nice indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Allegedly the original Burning River recipe. If that’s true, they really should switch it back! Darker than Burning, with a whispy head that left lots of sticky lacing. Major hop aroma. Really snappy in the nose. Picked up a little bit of darker malt aromas, too. Sweet, rich body with nice carmel and a little dark fruit. Nice balance on the palate, overall. The hop profile really knocked me out. Floral bouquet that leads into rather gritty, bitter flavors. Long herbal finish that was just ever so slightly green. Yummy. Should really bottle this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cliff (399) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2006
good american red ale, was expecting a more malty beer, but this baby was for the hop lover. very citrusy, strong hop aroma, nice flavor balanced well by the malt. a little caramel and chocolate find their way. good crisp finish with that awesome hop presence.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Just had this last night on draught at Dexter’s Pub: Poured a well carbonated amber colour with small white head. Decent amount of sticky icky lacing circling the top of the glass. Aroma is decently hoppedas well. I love that fresh floral aroma of a West coast style amber. Some subtle biscuit but noticeably hoppy taste with a touch of spice near the finish. Really nice beer. Looking forward to this in sixers hopefully sometime soon."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Dark ruddy red body with a light, quickly disapating head. The aroma is rich in sweet carmalized hops. The nose is vey hoppy, there is a slight malt flavor in the end. The finish is nice an clean. This is another brewery only beer. Shame really, it is pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5903) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Draft at Dublin Pub in Dayton. Bright but dark copper with a pleasantly rolling bubbliness. Nice rich caramel malt forms the basis of this, but there’s also a nice crisp hoppy bite to bring it together. Yummy. (#3576, 7/4/2009)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2009
Draft. Poured reddish amber with a big foamy head. More hops than expected in the aroma, with a nice bready/caramel backdrop Incredibly drinkable with a smooth malt flavor backed-up with decent hoppiness. Perfect carbonation - not nearly as syrupy as a lot of ambers. Very nice example of an underappreciated style.


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