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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Lavaman Red Ale is a malty, red ale with strong caramel notes and a subtle chocolate malt flavor. The pronounced maltiness is balanced by the delicate blend of Pacific Northwest hops resulting in a smooth, full-bodied beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tjbender (4) - - JAN 4, 2012 does not count
Had it on tap at a hotel in Maui. If I had to describe it in a word, that word would be "average". The best thing it has going for it is its striking red appearance. It was definitely an eye-catcher. There was a slight hoppy aroma to it, but it was very faint. Taste was below-average. A very slight sweetness upon the beer initially hitting the tongue, but that quickly gave way to overpowering bitterness, with a very bitter finish. That might be some people’s cup of tea, but it’s definitely not mine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
m4rest88 (381) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
On tap at my hotel Aroma is malty so is the flavor with hints of barley at the end Pours an amber hue with a small head Good brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4025) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Tap @ their Honolulu Pub... Poured deep amber, reddish with a thin white head. Citrus, piney hops mesh with a delicate malt balance. Clean finish with more hops creeping in. Straight forward.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Draft: Pours a clear deep copper amber with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasted caramel malty nose with a touch of earthy hops. Starts with good fullness and sweet toasty light caramel flavor with decent bittering hop balance before a smooth slightly drier finish. A pretty true to style and drinkable red ale, but nothing exceptional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4115) - Utah, USA - APR 30, 2011
On tap at Kona brewpub
Appearance: Clear red/golden with a big white head and good lacing
Aroma: Caramel malts
Taste: Caramel malts, floral and citrus
Nice, easy drinking and clean

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shadey (1849) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2011
On draft at Kona location in Oahu. When it comes to their reds, I’ll take the Cascadia any day. Although this really shouldn’t be in the same category - the hops were significantly less than in the Cascadia. This was more of a standard american amber with some tasty malts and a bitter hop character to clean up the profile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2011
On tap at Duke’s in Honolulu, HI. Pours a clear, amber-red colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is caramel, some light florals, and a hint of grass. Flavor is similar. Caramel, a touch of chocolate, some florals, and a light grass. Finishes with a light-moderate bitterness and a light, balanced caramel that leaves a medium length aftertaste. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent red. Easy drinking with a light, malty sweetness and well balanced bitterness. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2011
The nose sorta bland with a light macro sulphur to it. Roasty, kinda English flavor to it with a well hopped then caramelly finish. Not bad especially with a burger

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Daytonbeer (582) - Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2010
This one was alittle disappointing. On tap at Kona Brew Pub, Hi. Pours a very nice reddish copper with nice lacing. Aroma was a blend of floral hops and malts. Taste is lighter than I expected. Well-balanced between the hops and malts. Alittle too warm and watery for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2010 Sample at the brewpub in Kailua. The beer pours a dark amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Caramel malt and citrus aroma. Light body with flavors of sweet malt and caramel along with mildly bitter hops and citrus. The finish is earthy and malty and does not linger long. Slightly above average overall.

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