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RATINGS: 939   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 18/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Pours a nice and deep amber color, small white head. Filtered and very clear. Smells of hops citrus. Tastes hoppy but very balance, especially for 8%. The only flaw I could find is that it comes in four packs instead of six.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
voyageurmike (301) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Bottle from Liquor Barn. Orange amber clear full bodied beer with modest carbonation. Pine and citrus taste, long bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mambossa (298) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Clear royal-red pour with two finger off-white head (fairly vigorous pour). Malt-loaded toastiness, autumnal foliage and sweetness, inklings of cascade-like hops on nose. As always with Great Lakes, supremely balanced. Sweet, richly gliding toasted malts escorting a tapered yet satisfying grapefruit flowery hoppiness. Artfully crafted. Not sure about such negative reviews, but Great Lakes tends to brew very traditionally and with great balance and integrity. Of course it wonít be a complex hop bomb, itís a red ale. Either way, very proud to be a stones throw from these guys.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2002
STRONG stuff. Went well with the food that night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
e303 (286) - - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle to pint glass. Pour is deep copper with an off white head. The aroma is hoppy with some red apples. The taste is a well balanced hop and fruit combo. Not citrus but other fruits. The finish is moderately carbonated and easy. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jasond612 (282) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
10/26/13. $3.69 bottle from CBO. 2nd beer drank at wasabi. Pours a dark, clear red, bright, with a off white head. The taste is both sweet and bitter. This ones a winner. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2007 Pours an amazing deep amber color with hints of red throughout. The lightly colored tan head was well developed and lasted for a considerable amount of time. It had overwhelming aromas of pine, citrus, and spice. The initial taste was a blast of well rounded malts, a little spicey, with a slight toasty element and hints of caramel, while almost immediately the hop profile took over. The hops dominate for the last 90%, but the slight taste of alcohol near the end adds a slight burn common to IIPAís. This was an amazing blend of insane amounts of hops, and a unique blend of malts. The alcohol is just right, at 8%, any more would take away from the perfect complexity. One of the best around

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BazookaJoe (274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Very nice aroma, itís pretty dark for a red ale. Nice malt body with plenty of hops. Overall a pretty good red ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Sample from a bottle at Binnyís "Fall Festival of BEERS." Hoppy nose; burnt reddish-brown color; light, thin head. Surprisingly strong, hoppy flavor. This is a unique beer, not over-complex, but flavorful and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Bottle. Very good beer. Definite red color - pretty pour - not much head. Sweet, malty theme followed but a good bit of hopps. A bit dull in the mouth, though - could use a bit more life. Flavor is outstanding and very smooth. A good brew from a great brewery.

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