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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Our red India pale ale is a sterling example of excess. We use copious amounts of both malts and hops to create this decidedly bitter yet curiously balanced beer. As its namesake implies it is more than capable of overloading the unsuspecting pallet just with a lot less mutton chops and frock coats. Big caramel, big malts and even bigger resinous citrus hop flavor and aroma. This beer pairs well with BBQ, Curry, Spicy foods and pungent cheeses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15782) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
8th November 2014
Almost opaque dark brown - amber beer, gigantic cream colour head. Palate is airy and crispy. Light creamy malts, semi sweet. Floral bitterness. Light but bitterish marmalade and then a touch of zingy orange. Finishes airy and smooth. Tangy orange linger. All flavours in nice balance. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
GT2 (8668) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
[ Keg ][ 3oz ][ Helms ][ $1.25-$2 ][ Taster ][ 10.26.14 ]
>> Brownish red pour. Okay foam. Wrong SRM. Nose is really funky trash and diacetyl, like a compost bin. Taste is awful- toffee, hot butyric acid, chemical, yellow cough syrup, harsh, astringent, medicinal. Worse than Wicked as Sin if you can believe it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DedicatedToFun (2948) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Tap, amber pour, off white head, nose is rye, taste is rye, some hops, meh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
badpuppy69 (249) - orange, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2014 Pours a slightly hazy dark amber copper color decent head. Aroma is not in a bad way but like a passion fruit hair soap and cherry cigars. Taste interestingly enough follows the aroma well. Rather different from the usual. Leaves a roasted Smokey cherry malt note on the back end but not in a bad way. Medium mouth feel. Pretty good :-)And slightly different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wchesser (1216) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle from trade I have had about a month. Deep copper color with very persistent pillowy head. Nose is nice orange citrus and pine, with some caramel malt. First few sips were good with solid malt core, but hop driven bitter finish. Don’t know what happened but took on a wet dog very bitter character after that. Maybe over the hill for this one. Would like to try fresher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2681) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
8 Mar 2014, tap at Helm's Brewing. Light ruby, clear, no bubbles. Nose is toasty red ale. Med body and lightly fizzy. Lightly sweet red ale, mild grassy hops. Pretty good. I like the balance between sweet malt and light hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
renffisch (817) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Draft at ’the local’ San Diego. Dark amber IPA with a rich thick head. Spicy hop nose and a good rye kick, went down well with my spicy lunch

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2182) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
650 ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a beautiful amber-red-brown color with a small beige head that soon fades to a fine film. The aroma is strong with pine, citrus and roasted barley. The taste mirrors the aroma with bitter hoppy pine in the forefront, followed by grapefruit and finished off by spicy grains. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes medium and dry. Overall: Better than average red IPA, but a 8.99 a bottle not good enough to buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Pours very dark brown with some red hues and a thin tan head. The nose is caramel, molasses, rye spice. The taste is high sweet and low bitter with a more sweet finish. The texture is creamy, body is heavy and the finish is long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Rating #3. I enjoyed this IPA, had a real nice spicy rye presence, good stuff. (2635)

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