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RATINGS: 895   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (699) - Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Very dark copper color with tan head. Malty, raisin, toffee aroma. Flavor ha a hint of roast, quite malty, some booze, sweetness, hop bitter. Finish is bitter sweet. Hop character is slight pine and tropical fruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (724) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2014
レッドエール 香りは弱め 苦味も弱い あ

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
John25 (1067) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle. Deep clear red with an off white head that stays and a lot of thick lacing. Big toasty bread crust all around with sweet malt for perfect balance. Light piney hops on the finish. Very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pras (532) - Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Draft at Ventnor. I really enjoyed this. Poured a deep orange color. Aroma was malt and hops. Flavor was malt forward with a nice roasty/smokey note. Highly hoped, but perfectly balanced with the malt. Very enjoyable. Alcohol well hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2581) - New York, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottled. Pours reddish brownish. Caramel malt, some hops, hint of fruits. Nothing amazing IMO.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (879) - Missouri, USA - OCT 19, 2014
The color is a murky amber red with a short light-tan head with good retention and great lacing. The nose is a bit of roasted nuttiness with some caramel, light fruity and some citrus. The taste has some malt sweetness with some citrus and pine hop flavor. Finishes clean and semi dry. Medium bodied with a moderate/ high carbonation. Enjoyable and drinkable but unremarkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHopster (920) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2014
(bottle) Aroma is bready. Distinctly red amber complexion with white head and lacing. Flavors of intense hops and rich malt with some noticeable alcohol

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smroush (124) - Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Attractive dark copper color with slight light tan head. Aroma is balanced between hops and malt. (The commercial description as Burning River’s little brother is fairly apt.) Taste is also nicely balanced, though not complex enough to be a great beer. Palate is medium to full bodied; carbonation is dominates the mouth feel; nice, moderately long finish. Overall a quite nice very enjoyable, though not great, beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (789) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Pours a dark amber with a foamy white head. This beer has a lot of complexity. Aroma is caramel malts and a touch of bourbon. Flavor is a little bit bitter, caramel, and burnt malts. I enjoyed this a lot.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
odog (23) - Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2014
It is too malty and too happy at the same time. Personal thing but the extremes don’t make this one very pleasurable. Damn. I wanted to like it.


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