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RATINGS: 871   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


jbmanz's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbmanz (74) - Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Draft in tulip .. Nice dark red ruby clear color .. Interesting/good aroma, can't quite put my finger in it but has a nice complexity to the nose. Smooth easy malts - nice strong ale!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (742) - Missouri, USA - OCT 19, 2014
The color is a murky amber red with a short light-tan head with good retention and great lacing. The nose is a bit of roasted nuttiness with some caramel, light fruity and some citrus. The taste has some malt sweetness with some citrus and pine hop flavor. Finishes clean and semi dry. Medium bodied with a moderate/ high carbonation. Enjoyable and drinkable but unremarkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHopster (817) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2014
(bottle) Aroma is bready. Distinctly red amber complexion with white head and lacing. Flavors of intense hops and rich malt with some noticeable alcohol

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smroush (34) - Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Attractive dark copper color with slight light tan head. Aroma is balanced between hops and malt. (The commercial description as Burning Riverís little brother is fairly apt.) Taste is also nicely balanced, though not complex enough to be a great beer. Palate is medium to full bodied; carbonation is dominates the mouth feel; nice, moderately long finish. Overall a quite nice very enjoyable, though not great, beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (510) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Pours a dark amber with a foamy white head. This beer has a lot of complexity. Aroma is caramel malts and a touch of bourbon. Flavor is a little bit bitter, caramel, and burnt malts. I enjoyed this a lot.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
odog (15) - Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2014
It is too malty and too happy at the same time. Personal thing but the extremes donít make this one very pleasurable. Damn. I wanted to like it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADesenberg (626) - Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Draft: Big...malty beer that is then punched with a healthy citrus hop bite. This is a very nice beer, and the style is something unique that you donít expect. Very good beer, will sneak up on you if you arenít careful.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlbeer (809) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Tap. Red pour with tan head. Smells of malt and hops. Good hop flavor nicely balanced with the malt. Very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerScout49 (16) - - OCT 7, 2014
In the style of a Belgian brown ale. Deep red with roasted malt flavors. Very good but would be hard to go to a light beer after. A bit bitter. Enjoyed it!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydslip (182) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Nice looking deep amber beer with a medium foamy tan head. Hoppy nose of citrus, spruce, and pine resin. The flavor is totally hop forward, which is a bit of a let down. The bitterness has lots of layers reminiscent of the nose, but it overpowers any semblance of malt sweetness. This is definitely not "remarkably balanced." Not bad, but I was looking for something different from this red ale.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kambei70 (618) - - SEP 27, 2014
2014 bottle. Pours a clear red amber with a dense khaki head. Aroma is a slightly grainy and sweet malt with some citrus. The sweet malt follows into the flavor with a nice roastiness and some caramel and citrus. Has a fairly intense pine and slightly floral bitterness. Fairly well balanced with the bitterness winning at the end. Starts wet and ends a little dry due to the bitterness. Medium mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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