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RATINGS: 348   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


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
achtungpv (215) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Flat muddy mouth feel. Not a ton of flavor but nothing unpleasant. It’s a perfectly acceptable beer but I wouldn’t seek it out again.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erikh04 (130) - - 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 (1970) - 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 (916) - 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 (819) - 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 (6083) - 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."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoberDave (151) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Drank from a bottle. Nice, complex aroma. Strong flavoored caramel malts with hints of cherry.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rejtable (1431) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Tap at carlsbad brewpub. Pours amber no head no lacing. Nose is sweet fruit, almost strawberry. Flavours of strawberry, English tea, Cheerios. Taste light/med sweet light bitter. Light/med body with medium carbonation. Nice beer.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gridfather (30) - - SEP 11, 2014
9/11/14 tall, skinny pint glass at Nicky Rotten's, Coronado Island, San Diego, CA. Barely an aroma. No head. Deep red color. A fine, drinkable, session beer but very boring an non-descript. Barely roasted malt flavor. Next time pass and try something new. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
brass619 (2) - tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2014 does not count
Caramel, roasty, woody, nuty. Great beer for everybody. Never met anyone that did not like this Amber colored irish ale of awesomeness. If ur just New and have tried pales, blondes and are ready for reds, ambers....... This is the stuff right here. Especially if u find yourself in ocean beach at hoedads. The best burger and I think best irish ale put together is a speechles tear to the eye. YYYEEESSS!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Muggus69 (1270) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2014
355mL bottle Clean copper body, small off-white head persists. Mild aroma; toasted nuts, dark toffee, bit of bread and dried fruit. Medium body, light carbonation, has a slight chewy texture to it. Palate delivers plenty of nutty, caramels, sweet upfront, drying towards a finish with a bit of spice, raisin & moderate bitterness. Pretty tasty, rather drinkable.


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