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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cooperii (61) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Poured a deep rich amber with a medium sized bubbles and head. Aroma was pleasant. Taste was good, its in line with the Reds. Finish; Reds are a little light for my liking, but would drink it again if it was gifted to me as this was...thanks Nick @ Willows Market, Menlo Park, CA

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
halfbaked (48) - - APR 20, 2013
From the bottle, pours a red/brown with little head. Aroma is understated sweetness. Flavour is of flat malt, a little caramel. It’s a basic beer, I think it lacks complexity. Bland...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlthiering (48) - Viginia Beach, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2007
I had this beer on tap at the brewhouse and loved it. The beer as smooth and fullbodied, it went well with the steak I had.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
myfriendbubba (40) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 16, 2007
Had at Karl strauss after PP Str Ale fest, my pallet is dead so this seemed very lite with little mouth feel, Perfectly clear amber to red, slight roast malt flavor little hops. Refreshing but thats it. Will re-rate when in town and not continuing from a great fest

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidAust (38) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2015
Nice drop. Had several times in the last two weeks, must say I like it less each time - not sure why. Perhaps the batch was on it’s last legs by the time it got to Australia. The foam on the first few were reasonable and held OK, but the one last night hardly formed and didn’t hold. Nice reddish brown colour - tastes of caramel and malt. Length of palate is medium, longer than a larger - shorter than other dark ales. Overall happy, but will look for another Irish Red Ale to become a regular other than this one.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sandog_au (37) - Gladstone, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2015
Pours a clear dark copper with a diminishing tan head. Caramel on the nose. Starts with a caramel taste but finishes with an odd yeasty flavour.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gridfather (32) - - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisterSparkle (29) - California, USA - JUN 18, 2011
On tap @ Sea World San Diego (Pineapple Pete’s, next to the bay of play). I’m glad Sea World has decided to carry more than just the basic Bud/Bud Light crap. This one pours red, one finger head. Aroma is mainly sweet malts, light floral hops detectable even when competing with the aroma of the acrylic glass they gave me. Body is medium-full, flavor follows aroma with a hint of raisin thrown in just for fun. It’s not bad...not spectacular, but not bad. Better than most anything else you’re likely to find at Sea World, at least!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Okra23 (28) - Flowood, Mississippi, USA - JUN 9, 2005
Had this beer brought to me from San Diego. Has a great rich red color with a mild head that doesn’t last very long. Has a sweet malty caramel kind of taste. Overall I thought it was a pretty good beer and will enjoy my 6-pack before it runs out.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AbeerWolf (27) - USA - JAN 30, 2008
A forever classic beer by KS. A must try for anyone new to SD. Nothing about the beer is spectacular, simply balanced and unassuming. Great blend of nutty malt flavors and subtle hops. Perfect color, average white head. Overall a tasty and balanced brew that would accompany most any occasion.


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