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RATINGS: 893   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11980) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Clear amber body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, some spice, earthy, herbal, grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some herbal, good bite. Medium body. Nice 1-D beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11709) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Bottle 12oz thanks to Seth at BP-Clough in Cincy. Poured a dark amber with large off-white head. Good aroma of brown sugar. Medium to full body. Complex flavor of hops and malt with a small bitter finish. Another very good brew from GREAT LAKES.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 07/18/2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

clear redish amber, thin off white head leaves nice lace, light sweet carmel malt aroma with a touch of floral hops, mostly dry malt flavor with a double does of hops leading to a bitter finish, malt grows bigger as it warms and a touch of sweetness shows up, just a hint of alcohol as it approaches room temperature, never really develops any character

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Score: *4
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10873) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
A hazed dark amber ale with a thick lacing mocha head. In aroma, a nice musty vinous malt aroma, barley wine like, with smooth grassy hops, very nice. In mouth, a nice roasted vinous malt with grassy piney hops, silky mouthfeel, alcohol warmth, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10616) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10611) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10162) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Bottle. Nice dark abmer pour wtih a medium sized head. Head coats glass well. Aroma is more hops than I expected. Juicy and malty flavor. Yeasty and lightly fruity. well done brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2012 Bottle @ home, acquired in a trade. Clear burnt orange appearance with a small, light brown head. Rich toffee, sweet caramel malty, a touch spicy, lightly piney, floral hoppy aroma. Spicy, piney hoppy flavor, mildly citrusy, rich caramel/toffee flavor. Thick, lightly syrupy, spicy, toffee finish. Pretty cool beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10015) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2005
Bottle... Clear, amber ale with orange highlights. Small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. Citrusy, fruity aroma with a very slight pine undertone. Moderately bitter, grapefruit flavor with a solid, caramel / malt backbone. Full-bodied and ultra creamy with medium carbonation. Finishes dry and grassy. Great brew! Thanks to scraff for the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2010
12 ounce bottle courtesy of alexsdad06. Thanks! Pours a hazy reddish copper color with a large tan creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is bready and doughy with fairly strong hoppy notes and some nutty notes. Taste is bread, caramel, bitter leafy hops and faint berry-like fruity notes in the finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good.

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