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RATINGS: 891   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalekliz (887) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear amber-brown with a white head and lots of lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, sugar, and a bit of bitter hops. A little cardboard-like. Taste is sharp and sweet, of malt, sugar, hops. Lingering hoppy malt. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1617) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Draught. Reddish amber. Citrus, hops, and malt are well-balanced. Nice moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (874) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep reddish amber, medium whitish head, not much retention, decent lacing. Nose is citrusy and piney hops and caramelly malt. Mouth is medium bodied, grapefruit, caramel, toasted bread, malt, lots of hoppy bitterness throughout. Kinda like an IPA cross-bred with a Märzen. Really good fall beer... one of my favorite GLBC labels too. Makes me wanna finish off the other 3 and howl at the moon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crajun (1022) - , Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Impressive beer. Nose of wood fruit and malt. Taste is sweet malt with immediate hop power not bitter but big hops

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (1100) - Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Pours a clear dark ruby-amber with a caramel colored head. Toasty toffee, ripe red fruit, and grassy hop. Cottony, filling mouthfeel. The flavors reflect the nose and are well-blended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bowlnman1990 (87) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Aroma: sweet malt and hops. App: deep red, thin white head. Taste: bitter hops. Palate: full and long finish. Overall: decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmussman (1702) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rollsrace (62) - - AUG 24, 2014
A strong ipa. It’s got the classic great lakes flavor. Seems extra bitter. 8% alcohol. Sold in 4 packs

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jahshuwuh (451) - USA - SEP 23, 2014
Dark blood red color with half a finger of off white head. Smells of grassy hops, celery, a bit of funky moss. Sharp hop bitter bite up front but decently balanced with a slight caramel malt sweetness, a little apple. Most of the taste is from the hops, hard to distinguish much else. Not bad, just not my cup of...beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADesenberg (662) - Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Draft: Big...malty beer that is then punched with a healthy citrus hop bite. This is a very nice beer, and the style is something unique that you don’t expect. Very good beer, will sneak up on you if you aren’t careful.

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