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RATINGS: 645   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A deep amber colored American ale, featuring a rich malty body. Cascade and Willamette hops add a complex hop flavor and aroma. This ale is exceptionally balanced between malty sweetness and delicate hop bitterness.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Copper pumpkin color. Carbonation is steady. A smooth, firm, evenly placed, dark beige cap of medium stoutness is roofing it. Great retention too. Keeps a generous whipped foamy coating the entire glass through. Sporatic sticky thickly set lacing in flimsy sheeting. Pleasantly clean but fairly subdued aroma of earthy woody hops with a brisk under sweeping of husky toasty malts. Very light fruity hints emerge as it warms. Nice little taster here. Toasty with a rounded out fruity nudge of malts. Mild hoppy finish with leafy earthen hop tea noting off into a fluffy spicy drying aspect and gradual fade into a return of red apple skin fruityness. Extremely light citrus Crisp and bold medium feel with a smooth carbonation and flow. Good subtle flavors, tones, and dryness makes for some fine drinkin’. A pretty solid red ale, which are few and far betwwen.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Deep amber in color, no head. Aroma of malt and moss. Flavor is malty, sweet, very nice.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2005
On tap at Summits in Sandy Springs. burnt orange color with 1/4 inch impressive foamy white head. lots of citrus in the aroma, along with hops and lots of pine. weird swill aroma mixed in too, like dirty dishwater or catfish or something. very creamy mouthfeel with citrus, pine, cactus taste. lots oof hops and some malts in the flava.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3734) - - JUN 14, 2005
more hoppy aroma than malt. copper color with thick head. slightly more hop flavor than malt. a good balance. medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 18, 2005
(Thanks to Drew for the bottle) Amber pour. Not much head, but decent lacing. Malty aromas with lots of crystal malt. Malty flavors, but a touch of eathy hops. Light alcohol in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2005
Copper amber with a short head but good lacing. Aroma is sweet malts. Malty taste - some earthyness, toffee, lightly hopped, but it’s there. Finish is increasingly sweet as it warms.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
darkko (99) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Nice malty aroma. Pours amber with very little head. Leaves a little lacing. Very good smooth malty flavor. Nice hop finish. Bitterness linger on back of tongue. Very drinkable. A very good amber ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - MAY 4, 2005
Tap. Clear amber/copper w good carb & fantastic rocky beige head that held up rather well. Good sticky lace. Aroma is sweet creamy malt w moderate hops. Flavor is rather bitter semi sweet med roast malt w moderate hop flavor & good bitterness. Into med bodied. This beer was OK, but for an IPA addict, a bit subdued.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2005
Exceptionally sweet amber. Much moreso than I expected. The hop bitterness is there, but you really have to look for it. This isn’t a beer I could drink more than one or two of.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2005
From a bottle. Pours a deep orange color. Very piney aroma. Hops, pine, a little grass, and a slight hint of grapefruit in the flavor. This is a pretty good beer.


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