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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with a half ton of caramelized malts, this bold red ale has caramel and toffee flavors, notes of dried raisins and currants, and a slightly sweet finish.
Color: 30 SRM
Bitterness: 17 IBU
Gravity: 15° Plato
Availability: 24/7/365, Kegs and Bottles


jlock777's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jlock777 (2) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Great sweet malty san diego beer. A tribute to malt lovers everywhere. Highly recomended.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (7045) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, clear reddish pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, some grassy and herbal hops into a bit of spice, yeast, slight orange as well. Taste is a mix of orange, marmalade into a bit of red fruit, some slight grass, herbal, spicy hops into a big caramel note, finishing slightly bitter.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
djolence74 (1) - Belgrade, SERBIA - FEB 10, 2015 does not count
Caramel, roasty nice freshness and fruitness, maybe have to have more body and structure!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marheb (2648) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Des petites céréales délicates qui évoquent les raisins secs et autres fruits sèche et une touche de caramel. Les houblons sont déposés avec parcimonie sur le lit malté.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10393) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Tap at the brewery, 4S Ranch. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is sweet and rich bready malt, dates and faint earthy hops. Flavor is sweet malt, faint hops and light bitterness, dark fruits with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (631) - Xiamen, CHINA - JAN 3, 2015
355ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours red amber with a dissipating white head. Aroma of malt caramel and toffee. Sweet slightly cloying finish. Decent body to this.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erikh04 (136) - - NOV 28, 2014
I drank a lot of this while in San Diego. Very good beer. One of my favorites. Wish I could find it out east. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOSSbrewer (2154) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
On tap at their place in San Diego. Pours Amber with a thin white head. Aroma is malty with some toffee. Flavor follows. Very sweet. Finishes pretty dry. Decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (942) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle. Caramel color with a thin white head. Raisin, caramel, spice. Medium body. Vanilla, spice with medium carbonation. Ok

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 2, 2014
On tap. Actually not as bad as overall ratings suggest. Pours a nice deep amber with red hues. Taste of roasted malts and caramel. Light and easy to drink. Very similar to an amber but sweeter and more rich.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6289) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"a little on the sweet side, surprising since the nose had a nice hoppy & malty mix. pretty good, but not great. would need a little more balance for that. worth trying, though."


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