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RATINGS: 847   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2227) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2014
something like red with fruit and malts and a hop aroma. little alcohol and te beer finishes short with some sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (492) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Poured from the tap. Clear red amber with off-white head. Mild hops and caramel. Medium body, full mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1296) - Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Dark hoppy aroma. Taste is lots of hops an bitterness. Carmel malt. Has an almost cedar taste from the realt and pine hops. Lots if red ale plus hops. Probably about as good as it gets for the style, just not one of my preferred styles.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike67 (783) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours dark read with short lived, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is of citrusy, herbal hops, caramel malt and ripe cherries and apples. Body is medium and crisp. Citrusy, herbal hops, caramel malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and dry. Delicious, brew.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (1602) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Not really a very exciting brew. Has kind of an overt astringency and bitter finish, kinda thin. I've had better from them. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Sampled on tap at the brewhouse. A nicely well crafted brew with a mild hop palate and smooth malts. A warming ale, that really fits the ambiance of their brewhouse.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - JAN 6, 2014
Very impressive imperial red. Caramel candied apple, cherry toffee, and warm caramel notes. Can get a bit medicinal as it warms. Worth keeping an eye out for.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (744) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Biscuity and heavy. English style hop profile. Bitter floral hops. Drinks not too much unlike a strong esb.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastmaster (246) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Dated 12/1/13. Poured 12/25/13 Christmas night. Thanks bmmillsy! Pour is deep red maroon tinted. Little lacing. Nose is sweet, resin, malt. Very good. I prefer this style to typical ipas. Medium light mouth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1499) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Best by: 12/30/10 Poured to NB globe. A: candied cherry ale with superb clarity. Little to no head formation with little residual surface bubbles. Decent lacing. Good looker. S: Nice and malty. Caramel, tea, pekoe, slight woodiness, herbal hops. Toffee background. Very nice. Hints of maple. T: bitter malts. Plenty of hops to balance out the high grain bill. Again, a hint of wood. Almost has a oak barrel flavor to it. No yeast character to me at all, wish there was in order to help accentuate the straitforwardness of the beer. This tastes like an old stock, which is good, but not great as far as old stocks go. Quite bitter. M: Medium body, medium carbonation. Slightest slick left on tongue. D: Drinkable, a bit too heavy on the early, bittering hops, but overall a decent old stock. Needs a hint more residual sugar IMO. Serving type: bottle 02-14-2011


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