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RATINGS: 931   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Often referred to as Burning River Pale Aleís 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.

ThisWangsChung's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a beautiful burnt red color. The head is typical for the style: about one fingers worth, with an off-white shade. It fades away slowly leaving nice ring of lacing on the glass. S: This is dominant in burnt caramel. Touches of piny, herbal hops blend well within all the caramel the nose provides. Slightly bready, too, almost like pumpernickel in a way. I could use a touch more hops, but I doubt itís the freshest bottle. T: It pretty much tastes just like it smells. Plenty of burnt caramel and toffee malt start this one off, with a pleasant balancing hop quality (mostly piny, not much citrus). I like the aftertaste and itís mild nuttiness. Fairly balanced and mellow, almost to a fault - no one note really sticks out. M: The general feel is bit sharper than Iíd like, both in carbonation (pokes through the body somewhat excessively) and actual texture (itís rather coarse). Aside from those two niggles, the dry finish helps it go down easily. O: Not my favorite beer, but neither is it my favorite style. Itís quite well made though - there are definitely others out there who will enjoy it more than I did.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (5990) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2016
6 oz pour on draft at Snallygaster 2016. Hazy orange with off-white head. Aromas of stone fruit, citrus, floral. Tastes of tropical fruit, stone fruit, floral. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (1268) - New York, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Tap at Brown Iron Brewhouse. Pours deep orange, off white head. Aroma is caramel, cherry. Flavor is sweet cherries, caramel, some lemon rind and orange. Malt forward.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Bottle. Toasty, fruity caramel malt and light herbal hops aroma. Hazy amber with a large beige head. Toasty caramel malt and strong herbal hops bitterness. Body on the lighter side of full, moderate carbonation. Not really my thing, but well made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours a bright orangish amber color. Aromas of heavy grapefruit, pine, and a touch of ginger. Flavor of citrus, pine, and a nice bittersweetness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (2798) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2016
Malty aroma. Beer is sweet and malty similar to a string amber ale. Easy to drink and for finishes sweet. Pours deep red with a thin tan head. Had out of a bottle at home

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (741) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Pours a bronze-red with a foamy tan head. Smells of bread - whole grain wheat and rye, nuts. Taste is sweet and moderately bitter - bread and roast nuts, floral grassy hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lownote (521) - Austin, Alabama, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Damn this is drinkable. Pours red, a little cloudy, with a nice thick head that lasts. Great spicy rye aroma with some hops in the background. Great thin body. Good balance of spicy malts, sweetness, and hop bitterness. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2830) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. There are strong malt notes throughout, caramel, toffee, bready. There is solid citrusy hops that balance the maltiness. There is a slight grassy vegetal hop character. Lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (1003) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Pours lightly hazy red-amber with a 1-finger off-white head. Aroma of citrus hops with a mild note of caramel underneath. Body is medium-to-full. Dry finish with a touch of astringency. Piney, resinous hops flavor with some caramel underneath.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
screigh (667) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Pours a ruby red. Small off white bread with some lacing. Malty nose. Sweet and malty. Grapefruit pithy bitter finish.

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