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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
keidjxz (183) - Fullerton, California, USA - AUG 23, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours amber brown with a moderate head that leaves considerable lacing in its wake. The aroma consists of caramel, bread, nuts, toast, spruce, and wood. Tastes moderately sweet with little bitterness or sourness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Not a very good beer at all. Your much better sticking with AleSmith and Stone beers. Malty, not very hoppy at all, did not enjoy the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoberDave (169) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Drank from a bottle. Nice, complex aroma. Strong flavoored caramel malts with hints of cherry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2012
12 oz bottle in San Diego. I have no idea why I bought this. I loathe sweet, caramelly beers, and that’s exactly what this is. Although the beer has the expected head retention, dark amber (red) color, and is crystal clear, I simply don’t like it. Waaaay too much crystal malt for my tastes, not nearly offset enough by bittering hops. This beer is all about the malt base and nearly zero hops to offset the sweetness in flavor or aroma. Even for an "Irish Red" style, it’s too sweet to the point of being cloying. Sorry Karl but even Killians is better.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2008
eh, it was free. two 6 packs. ill finish them but i wont make any effort to get any more

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kroney (160) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Pours reddish copper. Aroma is surprisingly bitter forward with the malt being the secondary and last thing you smell. Taste is a complete 180 -- all malt sweetness and very muted overall flavor. Decent session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ReverendMoon (155) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Very drinkable. Great ruby/ deep burnt orange color. Very minimal head, but decent carbonation nonetheless. Slightly sweet upon first tasting. Something I could probably make a decent session out of.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - JAN 5, 2009
On tap at the Chili’s in Torrance, CA. Aroma has a hint of malt, not much hops in there. Amber red with a small tan beige head. Smooth malt flavor with a slight hint of chocolate in there. Caramely and a little sweet. Easy drinking and dry in the finish. Well made and no real flaws. Could be a little more assertive.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
cafgen (148) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Amber color with almost no head. Caramel aroma with a hint of hops. Taste is totally caramel. Tastes similar to the Alaskan Amber. Good, but to sweet for a beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chadski4 (147) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 Great aroma which leads to a "serviceable" sweet, taste. Would continue to buy if nothing else on the shelf caught my attention.


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