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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Poured a mostly clear dark amber color with a reddish tint and a medium off-white head. Sweet thick aroma. Fruity with notes of brown sugar. Sweet malty flavor mildly acidic with a bitter middle through the long dry finish. Full body is soft and silky. Nice and tasty with the alcohol completely hidden.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2005
Malty sweet aroma. Maltiness caries well throughout providing just enugh backbane for the high bitterness. A little harsh but enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2005
Dark orange with a foamy tan head. Full sweet hoppy and caramelly aroma. Flavor is sweet at first with a bitter end. Fruity, hoppy and candied. Sharp but nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (30476) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2005
A hazy amber beer with a disappearing orange head. The aroma is sweet, very hoppy, with notes of caramel. The flavor is very sweet with notes of alcohol, caramel and a lovely bitter dry end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10787) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2005
Bottled: Orange coloured. Hazy. Light brown coloured. Spiced, light fruity and hoppy aroma. Flavour is hoppy and fruity with some nice malty accents. Is very bitter in the end. Quite delicious beer. Thanks to BBB63 for this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Reddish amber body. Nice off-white head. Sweet fruity hops in the aroma that remind me of fall. Maybe its SNCA. Slightly spicy component in there as well. More tropical fruity sweet hops in the taste. Quite balanced, but maybe too sweet? There is some underlying hop complexity, but its a little too simple.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10785) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Thanks to jsquire for this brew. Pours a cloudy amber to copper with an average light brown frothy head. Good patchy lined lacing. Aroma is heavily malty with caramel and faibt yeast, kind of like buttered toast. Hoppy initial flavor with warming caramel malts and finishes with a lingering spicy hoppiness. Warm and full-bodied thick palate, almost syrupy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Cloudy light brown with orange tints and a thin off white head. Carmel, sweet malt, and hops permeate from the glass...smokey sweet malt and well balanced hop finish...not quite as "strong" as I had anticipated but decent nontheless.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2005
A big thanks to Vac for this one. The aroma was full of flowers, fermented fruit, raisin sweetness, malts and a slight hint of citrus. The flavor was sourt like fermented fruit, malts, citrus and raisin/plum sweetness. The beer poured a reddish orange w/ slight head and lacing. The mouthfeel was creamy and smooth w/ a light to medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Pours with a bright amber body topped by a thin head with some lacing. The aroma is sweet and malty with notes of caramel and fruit, as well as alcohol esters. The flavor is similar with a bitter, piney hop flavor. Agressive on the tongue with a warming sensation.


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