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RATINGS: 894   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.


keanex's rating

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2015 Backlog.
Appearance: Clear burnished copper body with a dense light tan head.
Aroma: Bready malts with toasty rye. Piney hops with light citrus and peppery aromas.
Taste: Malty and bready with caramel and brown sugar. Mildly sweet with moderate pine bitterness. Grassy hops, grapefruit and some spicy finishing hops.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Great red ale. Balanced and approachable while complex and rewarding.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2933) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, citrus and bread. Flavor of caramel malts, bread, piney hops, and had some earthiness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (722) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 19, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Pours a deep brownish amber color with thin tan head. Boozy aroma with hints of raisin, prune, citrus, yeast and malts all on the nose. Starts out slightly sweet on the palate then the hop bitterness takes over throughout the finish. Nice pepper taste present as well as some spice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dhatton (171) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2015
Pours a handsome reddish brown body with thin tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, spice, and yeast. Tangy fruity flavor, toasty malts, and traces of pineapple. Hoppy bitters with slightly sticky sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (664) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber colour with a nice yellowish head. Aroma is hops, roasted malts. Taste is same, plus caramel. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drjohnrock (545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Draft at MOTR Pub on September 27, 2014 at Kid Congo Powers And The Pink Monkey Birds concerts during MidPoint Music Festival. Very dark brown hue, nice firm bittersweet nose, rich well balanced bittersweet flavor--maybe a slight edge to the sweetness. Fine stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
starewich (167) - - JAN 15, 2015
Reddish brown, cloudy. Sweet citrus and floral smell. Very balanced as advertised. Caramel, apricot.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2515) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2015
12oz bottle from Dave. Pours a reddish brown color with a small foamy tan head. Aroma is boozy, with lots of sweet caramel, alcohol soaked raisins, rotted orange and apricot. Taste is much the same, with some roasted grains, and some earthy bitterness that lingers in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
N3lson1 (463) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Drank on tap poured into a pint glass at the Smiling Moose. Pours a dark reddish amber, with decent head. Taste of sweet and roasted malts.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LetsGoState (662) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Appearance is red color. Aroma isn’t memorable. Taste is some spice and on the stronger alcohol side. Overall a decent, but not great one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2778) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 30, 2014
bottle @ Vino Bellissimo / Lima OH --- Clear dark amber, 1" tan head, swirls and streaks of lace. Taste is caramel malt that grows fuller and richer in the palate, adding mild hops on the swallow, all parts joining on a solid lingering finish. Highly recommended.


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