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RATINGS: 931   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Often referred to as Burning River Pale Ale’s big brother, this stock ale is remarkably balanced for such a highly hopped beer. A rich deep blood red color makes this beer scary enough to be served every Halloween and a few other times of the year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (1663) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Cloudy red with thin Lacy head; aroma is hoppy; flava is malty blended hoppiness takes over; feels medium creamy decent fizz; finishes bitter hoppy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (4123) - California, USA - NOV 28, 2015
28 Nov 2015, tap. Brown. Nose is toasty malt and mild alcohol, slightly sweet, some yeasty notes. Thin/med body and mildly fizzy. Toast, alcohol bite, slightly sweet, some bitter grassy finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (478) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2015
On draft at Crimson American Grill, York, PA, served in a shaker glass. Pours clear reddish amber, One finger dense off white head with awesome lacing and retention. Aroma of toffee and herbs. Taste is primarily sweet but has enough bitterness in the background to balance. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, slick mouth feel. The finishes reveals a drying bitterness. Tasting notes of caramel, toffee, nuts, wildflowers, grass and light citrus. A great strong ale that I would drink again.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
obguthr (5653) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Strongly vegetal wood nose. Clear rust, medium yellow head, good lace. Cherries, oak, canned vegetables, orange peel. Medium body, moderate carbonation, warm, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1854) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Part of a sampler at Jet Rock at PHL terminal B. Clear amber with off white head. All malt. Malt, malt and more malt. Slight alcohol burn and slight cloying. Did not get the hops out of this, but not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ffaoe (421) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Slight malt aroma. Red in color with little head. Malty flavor with roasty and dark caramel malt, stone fruit notes, hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Tap @ The Raleigh Times: Cloudy brown with a frothy white head. Sweet hoppy aroma with some citrus notes. Thick and creamy with a green hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (822) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Aroma: caramel, pine, citrus, Appearance: clear amber, tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Tasty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1772) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Pours amber with a tan head. Fruity malt aroma with caramel and pine. Flavor is caramel malt up front with fruity flavors. Finishes with bitter pine. Nice beer , perfect Halloween beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HourGlass13 (609) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Pours a dark deep amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is pine hops, with some caramel sweetness, citrus and bread. Flavor is hop forward for sure, moderately sweet with caramel malts, bread, and plenty of piney hops. Long finish had some earthiness. Not bitter but a little too hoppy for my taste. Interesting brew.

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