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RATINGS: 928   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 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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wmubronco1992 (686) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours a red amber. Medium sized off white head that is long lasting and diminishes to a filmy finish. Sweet caramel aroma. Flavor is of slightly sweet hops. Some lacing. I was expecting this to be big and bold, but really it wasn’t. There was a really nice delicate balance between sweet and bitter. Very nice. My only disappointment is that I only bought a single.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (2555) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2016
Malty aroma. Beer is sweet and malty similar to a string amber ale. Easy to drink and for finishes sweet. Pours deep red with a thin tan head. Had out of a bottle at home

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (689) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Pours a bronze-red with a foamy tan head. Smells of bread - whole grain wheat and rye, nuts. Taste is sweet and moderately bitter - bread and roast nuts, floral grassy hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lownote (456) - USA - DEC 25, 2015
Damn this is drinkable. Pours red, a little cloudy, with a nice thick head that lasts. Great spicy rye aroma with some hops in the background. Great thin body. Good balance of spicy malts, sweetness, and hop bitterness. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2782) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. There are strong malt notes throughout, caramel, toffee, bready. There is solid citrusy hops that balance the maltiness. There is a slight grassy vegetal hop character. Lingering bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (935) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Pours lightly hazy red-amber with a 1-finger off-white head. Aroma of citrus hops with a mild note of caramel underneath. Body is medium-to-full. Dry finish with a touch of astringency. Piney, resinous hops flavor with some caramel underneath.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
screigh (598) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Pours a ruby red. Small off white bread with some lacing. Malty nose. Sweet and malty. Grapefruit pithy bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (1469) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Cloudy red with thin Lacy head; aroma is hoppy; flava is malty blended hoppiness takes over; feels medium creamy decent fizz; finishes bitter hoppy

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (3886) - California, USA - NOV 28, 2015
28 Nov 2015, tap. Brown. Nose is toasty malt and mild alcohol, slightly sweet, some yeasty notes. Thin/med body and mildly fizzy. Toast, alcohol bite, slightly sweet, some bitter grassy finish. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (454) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2015
On draft at Crimson American Grill, York, PA, served in a shaker glass. Pours clear reddish amber, One finger dense off white head with awesome lacing and retention. Aroma of toffee and herbs. Taste is primarily sweet but has enough bitterness in the background to balance. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, slick mouth feel. The finishes reveals a drying bitterness. Tasting notes of caramel, toffee, nuts, wildflowers, grass and light citrus. A great strong ale that I would drink again.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
obguthr (5264) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Strongly vegetal wood nose. Clear rust, medium yellow head, good lace. Cherries, oak, canned vegetables, orange peel. Medium body, moderate carbonation, warm, bitter.


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