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RATINGS: 839   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.


4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CJack (31) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Draft pour, clear golden color. Moderate lacing. Light aroma of floral hops with malt sweetness. Well balanced flavor. Good imperial red. Gravity is concealed. ---Rated whilst imbibing

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1737) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
A: Deep Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Thing White Head, Some Lacing S: Semi Sweet Malts, Floral T: Floral, Semi Sweet Malts, Toffee M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Drying Overall, a really nice mildly strong ale with good hoppy character.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (406) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle. Aroma is malty sweet. Pours a amber color with nice white head. Taste is sweet, with mild hop bitterness to balance things out. Bitterness sticks around a bit. tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
want1DIPA (205) - - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle pour. A solid carmel profile in this rich red imperial IPA. A mild hop aroma with a sweet malty finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OysterMonkey (13) - - NOV 1, 2013
Deep red. Minimal head but good retention and nice lacing. Hop aroma strong but also a sweet fruitiness under that. Flavor the same way. Nice spicy hop bite up front but roasty malt sweetness on the back. Extremely smooth for a mid-high ABV. Really really good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
revolution2718 (155) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Pours very red with minimal head. Nose is hops, caramel malts, sweet fruitiness. Taste is aggressively hopped up from, spicy and peppery. Then the malts kick in with a little sweetness, and a bitter aftertaste. Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ericular (492) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Pours a dark, reddish copper with smallish head that diminishes but leaves great lacing. Aroma is lightly toasted, earthy malts. Taste is spicy, peppery, nutty malts up front that meld mild sweetness, raisins, and salty, roasted nuts. After that, it’s into a big hop bite in the middle, enhanced by the lively carbonation. Dries in the finish with some resin and a little grass as the hops exert themselves - roasted malts are in the distant background now. Really tasty. The hops and dryness win in the end, but it’s still pretty balanced. Just a hint of alcohol, and really easy drinking for the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mrvjr (1) - - OCT 29, 2013 does not count
As I'm not much for the "hoppy" beers, I didn't think id enjoy it as much as I did. Was great sitting outside by the fire. This is an excellent beer, as one expects from Great Lakes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1128) - - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Pretty dark ruby with a big creamy off white head. Aroma is piney and nutty with some fruity notes. Taste showcases some citrus fruit in addition to the notes from the aroma. Awesome full creamy palate with just enough carb. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jasond612 (225) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
10/26/13. $3.69 bottle from CBO. 2nd beer drank at wasabi. Pours a dark, clear red, bright, with a off white head. The taste is both sweet and bitter. This ones a winner. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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