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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Rally Drum Red Ale is an American Red Ale, a modern non-traditional style borrowing heavily from characteristics associated with more classical styles such as “pale ales” or “bitters.” This unfiltered copper-colored ale is brewed with a blend of Harrington 2-Row Base Malt, Crystal 77, and Special Roast malts, yielding a toasty layered complexity. Cascade and Simcoe hops add bitterness and aroma.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2013
Draft at Maria’s. Pours a deep red, quite clear with a frothy white head. Nose is freshly hoppy, citrusy and fruity. Toasty malt in the background as well. Very clean, light caramel that works. Taste is crisp and clean, moderate bitterness with rounded hop flavor, citrus. Low caramel and a toasty quality. Solid Amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (5889) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2014
Draft served in a pint glass at HalfCut. Pours a clear reddish amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasty and sweet and biscuit malts, dried leaves, earth, and a bit of toffee. The malts aren’t as dominant in the flavor, which has a lingering earthy hop note along with all of the above. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a bitter, malty mouthfeel. Good amber ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopsythe (44) - - APR 6, 2014
Draft. Orangish red with an off white head. Aroma of berries and lemon. Nothing really special upfront. Middle is grapefruit brine with a slight bitter citrus note at the end. A perfect ale to watch the Tribe. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2057) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
Clear, dark red. Thick light tannish head. Balanced malty and hoppy notes in aroma and palate. Rich and nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1754) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2013
A: Reddish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Piney, Malty T: Piney, Malty, Mild Caramel M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Drying, Semi Bitter Overall, a really nice malty/hoppy red ale...I like the new addiitonal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (1793) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Growler - pours copper/amber with ivory head and light lacing. Nose is citrus and spruce. Flavor adds caramel. Hoppy and gently sweet. Medium body. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (4551) - Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Growler sample shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a clear reddish amber color with a small white head. The aroma has caramel malts, lightly toasted, grass, resiny and earthy hops. The flavor is much of the same; almost qualifies as a lighter ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2563) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2013
A very nice red. Pours amber with a small head. The aroma is mostly sweet malt and bread. The flavor has the sweetness and a good bit if hops to balance. Very easy going down. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (648) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Dark amber with thin off white head; aroma slightly hoppy slightly malty ; Flava is semi sweet malt and bitter hops; feels medium light; finishes dry slightly bitter and malty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1290) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2013
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Slightly hazy copper body with a creamy tan head.
Aroma: Light bready malts with some citrus.
Taste: Complex beer with caramel, bready malts, pine and cocoa with a moderate bitterness.
Palate: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Really good red/amber ale. This has a complex and big malt base that is accented nicely by the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (2964) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2013

7/06/2013: GLBC Rally Drum Red Ale... This is a really great beer. Not only does it look beautiful (the red color really shines!), but it tastes so fantastic too. In short, it has a great caramelized maltiness underneath a nice resiny and grassy bitterness. It finishes a touch dry, leaving the palatte wanting more. Overall, it reminds of me of a light Pacific Northwestern Style Red IPA, but at a respectable alochol level. Simply delicious! I really hope that Great Lakes bottles this and the Silver City Oatmeal Stout next year!

Draught (growler fill) from Party Town in Florence, KY. Rating #35 for this beer.

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