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RATINGS: 839   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Amazing red ale with a healthy serving of hops and fizz. Awesome label on the bottle, too. A real treat.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jsmerig (1143) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Pours a golden red. Taste is sweet with chocolate. The sweetness lingers and leads to a bit of grape flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2556) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
bottle. deep red with small head. quite malty base with solid hops in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2154) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2014
something like red with fruit and malts and a hop aroma. little alcohol and te beer finishes short with some sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (367) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Poured from the tap. Clear red amber with off-white head. Mild hops and caramel. Medium body, full mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1042) - Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Dark hoppy aroma. Taste is lots of hops an bitterness. Carmel malt. Has an almost cedar taste from the realt and pine hops. Lots if red ale plus hops. Probably about as good as it gets for the style, just not one of my preferred styles.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike67 (733) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours dark read with short lived, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is of citrusy, herbal hops, caramel malt and ripe cherries and apples. Body is medium and crisp. Citrusy, herbal hops, caramel malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and dry. Delicious, brew.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (1327) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Not really a very exciting brew. Has kind of an overt astringency and bitter finish, kinda thin. I've had better from them. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmussman (1688) - California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Sampled on tap at the brewhouse. A nicely well crafted brew with a mild hop palate and smooth malts. A warming ale, that really fits the ambiance of their brewhouse.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - JAN 6, 2014
Very impressive imperial red. Caramel candied apple, cherry toffee, and warm caramel notes. Can get a bit medicinal as it warms. Worth keeping an eye out for.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (552) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Biscuity and heavy. English style hop profile. Bitter floral hops. Drinks not too much unlike a strong esb.


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