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RATINGS: 1386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Resinous hop characteristics emerge from an enormous hopping with Columbus, Nugget and Amarillo overtaking the rich caramel malt base. To add luscious
hop flavors and enticingly floral hop aromas, we dry-hop the brew with bucket loads of Amarillo hops. Welcome to the world of Red IPA.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2008
The color was amber/red. The head was creamy, thin, and white. The aroma was amarillo hops, sweet, and citris. The flavor was strong amarillo, sweet fruit, and citris. The palate was full-bodied. The finish was way/hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3875) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Pours a deep copper ruby red. The head is about a finger thick creamy and tan. The nose is sweet and hoppy, spicy, a tad earthy and herbal, malty backbone definitely evident, caramel. Interesting nose. The flavor is interesting. There is a flavor that I canít quite describe. Earthy herbal hops, spicy hops, caramel, malt, bitter waxy feel. Has a nice mouthfeel and spicy waxy palate. The finish leaves an interesting flavor in your mouth. Overall an interesting beer. Also not too sure this is an amber ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoJoNo (28) - Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Bottle, won at Beer Wenchís IPA vs. Belgian tasting at Surly Girl, for knowing the 4 Cís of American hops; reddish pour, somewhat cloudy; nice balance of malt and hops; wish I had won a 6-pack

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2008
Bottle... Thinkiní ĎBout Thirteen Hours Oí Drinkiní (tew man wrecking crew)... Mostly clear copper ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, khaki head. Excellent retention. Peppery aroma with notes of black tea and lemon. Full-bodied with a 2%-milk mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Medium caramel sweetness obliterated by heavy-assed, balls-out bitterness. Wow... those hops really pack a punch! Lengthy, tongue-numbing, heavily bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 16, 2008
Good looking beer. Smells like a nice blend of malt and hops. Quite prominent hops in the flavor overpowers the malt just a bit. Quite hoppy aftertaste, it is quite resinous, but thatís not really my thing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Pours murky copper color with a lot of floaters and a thick, lasting orangey tan head that leaves ample lacing. Aroma is mostly piney hops but a nice base of chewy malts is also apparent. Likewise, the flavor features some complex, malty esters topped with fresh aromatic hops. Balances rather dry. Medium full bodied with moderate carbonation. This is definitely more than a standard amber/red ale and also doesnít fit the IPA/DIPA style. I might call it an American strong ale, along the lines of Arrogant Bastard (but slightly toned down).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bgburdman9 (857) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2008
Poured an amber light brown color in the glass. Aroma was lightly citrus but had a lot of malt to back up the hops. Flavor was pretty hoppy with a solid bitterness. A real solid beer. I wish this wasnt so expensive in ohio.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
uhclem (355) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Bottle. Mildly hazy red pour with an ecru head. Nose was quite subtle, with a citrus/caramel/mocha note. Taste was also subtle; the hops introduced themselves and joined the malty-citrus overtones. Mouthfeel was very smooth and the aftertaste reminded me of the saying about the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Very interesting stuff going on there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Bottle. Reddish body, medium off-white head, somewhat resiny hop nose with some caramel sweetness behind it. Iím not sure how you dry-hop something to 45 IBUs, and I cannot believe that the brewer himself made that statement. Moderate bitterness, bit of metallic CO2 in the start, tingles a bit on the tongue, astringency in the finish, not terribly sweet. There are some good bready things hiding underneath all this random bitterness and astringency, but they canít emerge. 7 3 6 2 10 RERATE: Astringency disappeared as the CO2 gassed off; nice fruity character with good hop balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Courtesy hopscotch. Pours a gorgeous, lightly hazy copper maroon color, with a small, foamy light brown head. Smells of balanced hops, some grapefruit citrus, and grain. The flavor was definitely on th hoppy side, with a profound hop bitterness in the finish. A small malt presence is noticeable to add a bit of balance to the flavor characters, but the hop citrus was definitely dominant. A bit spicy and peppery in the aftertaste. I quite enjoyed this brew.


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