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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwoodward (485) - - OCT 5, 2013
From a bottle. Dark red color. Solid, balanced hoppiness, not too hot. Not really my style, but solid.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (136) - Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2013
On tap at Dark Horse Tavern for Oct. pours dark red. Almost no head ( maybe because it's almost too cold!) immediate citrus pine hoppy taste that also has a caramel hint. And a slight sweetness that fades to that familiar bitter IPA taste. ( dark would only pour a 12 oz (short) and not a tall presumably due to the alcohol content) ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpongeRuiner (568) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Wanted this one for a while probably mostly because of my liking with the film. But a nice beer overall. Would try again.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sitzds (261) - - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle pour. Interesting clear orange/brown color with a head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma has strong caramel and biscuit notes with citrus hop as well. Sweet nutty flavors up front with earthy, resinous, and caramel elements. Palate includes creamy textures, with a little fizz and a medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daytonbeer (582) - Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Pours reddish brown and tan head with nice lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine hops with sweet bread. Taste is well balanced with caramel malts and a slightly bitter aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimsRatings (365) - - SEP 27, 2013
On tap at Ridgewood (Raleigh). Definitely a red - pours red with a bit of head that disappeared quickly. Very fresh aroma - citrusy... Pleasant taste - somewhat piney and fruity. A touch of bitterness on the aftertaste. Tldr - not too shabby... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2262) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle shared by Jeff. Thanks man. The beer is copper hued with an off-white head. Ample lacing coats the walls of the glass. The aroma offers a sufficient malt bill, pine, hops. A healthy bitterness exists throughout with a mild, bready sweetness. A tasty beer and solid example of the style.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CincyTK (1) - - SEP 25, 2013 does not count
highly hopped yet remarkably balanced. amazing color. One of my all time favorite brews. Working on brewing a clone so I can have it year round

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1more4dessert (326) - Upstate, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2013
beautiful garnet color, clear with smallish cream colored head. Good lacing.sweet cereal malts, cascade floral notes in nose along with earthiness. Medium mouthfeel, beautiful balance of malt sweetness and hops

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chalicemaster (109) - Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Feels hoppier than it is, and the mouth feel is a little light. There’s a nice nutty flavor underpinning the bitterness. Doesn’t compare to the Lake Erie Monster, and doesn’t really offer anything radically different to justify it either. It’s pretty good for what it is.


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