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RATINGS: 169   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


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2699) - Ottawa, Ontario, - OCT 7, 2012
Pours a cloudy dark amber with a moderate off white frothy head. Aroma is caramel with a nice earthy hop flavours. Taste is caramel and a nice earthly hop bitterness.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle. Orange-tinted gold, average white head. Bready malt, caramel with fruity undertones. Watery and bland.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a moderate off-white head on there. Nose is of stale grass and toasted caramel. Taste is slightly bitter, but has some sweeter and bready malts coming through. Unremarkable for me at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2830) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2015
12oz bottle, stamped BB 5.22.15. Interesting a 9 ibu amber, so a non hop-centric Amber that isn’t supposed to be an Irish Ale, don’t see too many of those. I guess that would be an English take on an Amber. Also, 4.8 abv, 9 ibu beer that is a "Big" Amber, what? Either way, pours a clear orange/copper body, completely clear throughout, must be filtered. Small head but leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is some fruity hops, surprisingly. Looks like its mostly (if not all) super late additions. Then slightly fruit yeast. Has a fruity tropical thang going on but not overly hop-centric or yeast centric. Weird and interesting. Flavor is... surprising. At first, I am all like, what happened. A fruity malt biscuit flavor starts and then abruptly ends. Then a hoppy and de-bittered flavor. Ends light yet slightly stick. I eventually realize this is an Americanized mild with hops but no bitterness. That makes me really appreciate the beer. I like it more than the score I am giving it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (9343) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
On tap at Hale’s, pours a clear copper with a small beige head. Aroma brings out gentle bready malts with a subtle hop component - pretty bland and lifeless though. Flavour is about the same, bringing out bready caramel malts balanced with fruity hops. Not a whole lot to this, but it’s balanced decently enough. Okay, but not my thing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (7670) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Draft - Light caramel and pale malts. Clear copper with a decent white head. Light toast malts and caramel with a touch of bitterness. Average.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Travlr (15870) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Unanimous choice for a drainpour by five tasters at the brewpub in Seattle. Seemed to be flavored by added syrup. Not a nice beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jsnicholas (375) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle: (12oz). Hazy Red. I was having trouble coming up with a way to describe the taste that I did not like on the tail end and another rates called it metallic. I have never thought of that as a flavor, but it does a pretty good job of describing it. Not need to try again.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
Draught at Hales Ales Brewery and Pub
Hazy amber color. Dry mouthfeel, with almost no aroma, traces of caramel flavor, fairly bitter and a bit metallic.
This is really the darker sister of their Pale Ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (3266) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2014
12oz in Seattle. Copper. Pale amber aroma. metallic, quite musty. Nothing terribly interesting, nor unappealing. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkQ (83) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
Lenin would be proud to drink this stuff. Hints of caramel. Very little foam... low carbonation (or did I just get an old bottle of this stuff).


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