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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
This west coast style red ale boasts a big fruity hop aroma from Chinook and Golding hops. It has a gorgeous blood red color with a creamy white head. The complex malt flavor full of caramel notes is balanced by juicy hop resins. The finish is chewy and tangy but not bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2843) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2015
On tap at Green Man. The appearance is a reddish brown color with a beige head. The aroma contains a ton of citrus and caramel. The flavor is malty and hoppy like most red ales are. The finish is mostly malty and slightly boozy with some dark fruit showing up. Overall nice one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Tap, amber pour, white head, nose and taste are boozy, cinnamon, caramel, good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21649) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Draft at Salud. Clear amber maroon color, off tan head. Aroma of piney malt. Taste is bittersweet burnt caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (847) - - MAY 11, 2014
Had on tap at FRESH wood fired pizza in Black Mountain. Of the 3 red ales this week- Catawba, Highland- this was the most interesting. Not the easiest to drink, necessarily, but complex. Pours almost burnt copper color- nice head. Piney aroma most prominent. Big, slick, almost dank mouthfeel. Tons of flavor going on- sweetness is balanced by Chinook hops. Alcohol pretty apparent- one pint is plenty. Really well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AVLBeerMagnet (17) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Such an excellent aroma for a red ale. I think of this as your typical hoppy red, and would drink it as easy as an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Clean but dense red orange pour with thin off white head. Nose shows woody hops and peanut hulls some dark caramel grain sweetness. Somewhat muddled. Flavor shows woody hops and toasted grain. Peanut hulls and sharp resinous hops. Very sharp citrus rinds. Piney. Palate is pretty sharp and bitter with some alcohol showing. More dark caramel grain a little more predominant than I would like. Medium body with a sharp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Draft sample at the 9th Annual Summertime Brews Festival, Greensboro, 7/13/13. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of spicy, citrus hops and faint caramel malts. The taste is caramel malts, floral, fruity and earthy hops. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Tap at Beer Study. Light hazy reddish amber with solid steady white head and sticky webby lace. Nose is sweet caramel malts, earth and pine resin hops. Flavor is similar. Not a style I like too much, but this okay and not too over the top with sweet malts like most.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (3266) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2013
pint at Tyler’s Apex. good aroma,.sweet. orange, caramel. clean brownish orange color, good head little.to no lace. bitter sweet flavor. medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. its good, flavor best part. solid, just tad short of real.good.

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