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RATINGS: 931   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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.


2.8
   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10871) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10670) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle. Berry, orange peel, caramel malt and light alcohol aroma. Amber with large light tan head. Lightly sweet caramel malt and moderately intense bitter grapefruit peel and mild alcohol flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10601) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10484) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10112) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"Not too many reviews from the Spring since this is a fall release. Iím impressed enough to leave this on my wish list in hopes of trading for a super fresh one next fall. The one Iím drinkin is 18 weeks old, which I was very apprehensive about due to the style (imperial red). Turns out, itís really nice 4+ months old, and I imagine fanfreakintastic fresh. The pine centric bitter hops are still very pleasant, but have obviously faded. Colored like a dark oktofest or Irish red. The malts used are complex and very pleasant. This brew smells md tastes fruity, almost berry like, with caramel, biscuit and a distinct nuttiness that all go well with the hops. Another winner from a top brewery. Pretty mix what I was hoping for...even more impressive given the date. Trade via Heybeerman. Thanks, bro."

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Thanks to BBB63 for this one. Pours deep copper with big white head. Aroma of malt, big fruit, cognac, some hops. Tastes malty, with fruit, hops, slight spirits, and a dense, semi dry finish. Solid, and very good. Earn your red wings, then get yourself some Nosferatu to wash it all down.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Bottle thanks to Sarah! Poured a clear caramel amber with a tan head that lasted and laced. Aroma had a caramel note with smooth grain and an alcohol backing. Flavor was smooth with grain and had a smooth caramel note as well. There was a bit of spice as well with a bit of backing alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 18, 2010
355mL courtesy of tastybeer. Poured a clear, rich amber with a towering, yellow, healthy head with excellent retention and leaving very nice webby lacing. Aroma is resiny, malty, earthy, rich oatmeal, bran cereal. Taste has the characteristic Great Lake rye malt earthiness, raw oatmeal body but this has some slight piney hops to balance. No spicy alcohol poking through. Rich, creamy palate. Chewy, sticky mouthfeel. Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9836) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2009
2009-04-10. Dark red amber body with a modest bubbly beige head. (3+) Interesting aroma, generic fruit and a pleasant melange of grains - descriptors elude me. (7+) Sweetish malt flavour, tangy malt finish. Bitterness has faded it seems, the bottle was not super fresh when we bought it. Alcohol is impressively invisible. (6+) Average palate is smooth but a touch light. Decent. Bottle from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo


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