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RATINGS: 921   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Pours red with thin white head, aroma is a bit citrusy and grassy. Taste up front is citrus, grass, some sweet caramel and a slightly bitter dry finish. Pretty average ale, didnít seem strong by any means, more like an EPA. Bottle age perhaps?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8800) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Deep orange and red color. Somewhat hoppy, grassy (alpha king-like) nose, which is interesting. Sweet cedar and plum scented. Very sweet and somewhat dry as well. Cherry wood, cedar wood, plums and red grapes around within a mildly spicy Belgian-like yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8798) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2007
My Bottom Line
Noble herbal hops and their citrusy wings float atop the chewy cereals. Another balanced masterpiece from Great Lakes which manages to please those in search of memorable flavors and those looking for a friendly pint.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the clear ochre red.
-Carbonation is perfect, helping drinkability and letting the malts build a smashing body.
-Herbal hop bitterness firmly greets the tastebuds before slowly fading away.
-Orangey fruitiness stems from the hoppiness and branches out into the sweet cereals.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (8685) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Tap. Orange pour with a big foamy beige head. Smells like pepper. Taste is malt and more pepper. Interesting, but not quite doing it for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2010
On tap at Hop Leaf Chicago (second visit). Dark, burnt orange amber. Foresty, piney aroma, perfumey and sweet. On the palate: huge hop attack, sticky caramel malts, nice bitterness in the finish. Big and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2009
courtesy of sirpsycho. Bottle received had a good ítil date of Octí 06. Pours murky orange with light brownish head. Aroma was a mix of malty and floral hops with strong grainy nose. Taste had significant dose of caramel malts and not much of hops to be noticed. Donít know what to think of this one, wish I had a newer bottle to get a better idea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Bottle thanks to Crizay I believe, from a trade a while back. Pours a clear crimson hued brown with a diminishing medium sized beige head. Aroma is soft old malt heavy with plum and caramel. Spicy with some oxidization and a bit of malt. Finishes up dry and with some big bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2009
12 oz. bottle from Ludlow Wines. Pours a slightly cloudy ruby red color with a small eggshell head that leaves only a thin rim around the sides and a few bubbles on top. Nice aroma of raisin, black cherry, sweet roasted malts, caramel, toffee, nuts, and citrus hops. The flavor is just a notch below the aroma, with notes of caramel, sweet roasted malts, pine hops, alcohol, dark and dried fruits, spices, and mixed nuts. Light-medium bodied, sweet early and bitter late. Lingering alcohol aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7911) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Bottle with a best buy of 11/18/09 thanks to thirdeye11. Large off-white head, hazy orange body. Earthy, caramel, orange, dusty cocoa. Taste is bitter, tangy, burnt caramel. Creamy carb.

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