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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 9   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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This ruby red amber ale strikes a pleasing balance between malt and hop influences. Easy to drink, great with food or as a stand-alone refresher. Red Menace is out to revolutionize the world of amber ales ~ one pint at a time! Join the party ... 4.8% ABV 9 IBUs Malts: 2-Row Pale ~ Crystal 75L ~ Victory ~ Special B ~ Aromatic ~ Rye Hops: Bravo ~ Chinook ~ Willamette ~ Columbus Original Gravity: 12° Plato

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rader58 (789) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Pours a deep hazy copper. Aroma is floral hops. Surprising caramel malt flavor. (Seems a bit flat, however, I’m not sure when this was bottled as the liquor store had it on sale and the bottles had a decent amount of dust on them.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4250) - Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2009
22oz bottle. Deep amber color. Nice tan head. Beautiful aroma of hops. Very c-note. Lots of pine a bit of citrus. Flavor was smooth and creamy. Very nice caramel malt. A good bit of refreshing pine hops. Well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7175) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2009
12oz bottle. Poured reddish-amber wiht a short-lived cap of beige head. The aroma picked up toasted redder fruits and caramel with odd brighter accents of Pixy Stix mixed with Pinesol.. not thad bad, but certainly odd. The flavor found more of the fruits at the core with caramel adding some support.. bright grassy accents paired with wet grains and residual sugars.. finished kind of sharp. Light-medium bodied and slick on the palate with low carbonation.. bitter, but with little real character to it.. just didn’t feel good or come together well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
highibus (736) - Vail, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2009
deep red with decent off white head. aroma of sweet malt and light hops. flavor is a bit off though. some sweetness and an astringent finish. meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6859) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2009
courtesy of ibrew2or3. Pours clear amber, white head. Aroma is malty, grassy hops, light citrus. Flavor, similar, some malts, and grainy mouthfeel, light citrus finish followed by malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4816) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Copper coloured body with a light ruby tint and almost no head at all to speak of. Aroma of malt, caramel, nuts, metal and a touch of hops - not much though. Medium-bodied; Assertive metallic and bloody taste with malt, caramel and a touch of nuts in the main flavours. Aftertaste shows some light hoppiness and a dose of yeast. Overall, a decent, but rather one-sided (malty) beer with some off-flavours (metal) noticeable throughout. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Norm’s in Vienna, Virginia on 02-October-2009, sampled at home in Washington on 18-October-2009.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gkost (1713) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Pours amber. Malty, citrus, dank hop nose. Flavor is fruity, sweet malt, caramel, pine and citrus hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Snegurochka (389) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2009
Bottle, bought at QFC in Wallingford, sampeled at Superpower beer session I in Tromsø 13.01.09. Dark amber. Sweet hops and citrus. Lively carbonated. Dry. Great colour and I love the design. A good session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2009
A balance of malts and hops. Very red in color. This is a pretty nice amber. Goodmalt flavor with a hint of hops at the end. A little bit of caramel. Low carbonation on all of hales beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4156) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Bottle... Poured a dark reddish with a small,off-white head that eventually disappeared. Big malted and sweet aroma. Medium carbonated and foamy palate. Barley malts and sweet character. Vanilla and oak and caramel for an overall sweet brew with low hop profile for a slight balance. More sweet than hopper overall.

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