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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
This Northwest Red ale is malty and full bodied with a deep, rich red color. Proletariat Red reminds us that work is the curse of the drinking class!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4403) - Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Draft at New Old Lompoc Brewery, Portland, OR. Small ivory head that was mostly lasting, virtually no lacing, transparent, no carbonation observed, and a red hue. Nose was malty, caramel, hoppy, and nutty. Flavor was sweet, malty, nutty, and hoppy. Mouthfeel was smooth. Medium body. Quaffable, decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2007
On tap at the Hedge House in Portland, OR--Poured a medium copper color with a small white top. Nose of nutty, earthy hops and bready Englsih appeal. Creamy with notes of tannins and sweet fruits. Decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Draught. Burnished copper. Faint hoppy aroma. Hoppy body with grapefruit, but not what you might expect from an IPA. Nutty, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeM500 (1907) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Draft sample at hedge hoouse, Portland. Dirty copper with thin white head. Nutty aroma and some sour notes in the nose and initial flavor. Thin but satisfying, nothing bad, but that sour kept showing. The grapefruit (although light) flavor of the hops shared with the almond extract-like dryness at the finish. Interesting. I almost ordered a pint to further investigate, but that C-note was punishing my palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (5140) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 4, 2007
This draft brew from the brew pub poured a small sized head of foamy brown colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a transparent softly carbonated . The aroma was malty and bready. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of nutty brown malt and Irish red malt. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2007
On draught at the 5th Quadrant during ABA Beer Tour 07. Pours a clear coppery red amber brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that leaves behind an off-white ring. Aroma of light caramel malt, roasted nuts and some filberts. Taste is lightly carbonated, medium bodied the some roasted nut and grapefruit flavors. Finish is very dry with a nutty aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2007
This red had basically no head. It tasted like a run of the mill and was nothing to write home about... probably Lompocís worst effort. Anyhoo, it had a quality mouth feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2007
Draft: Deep bright red color, malt and hop aroma. The flavor is sweet and surprisingly really fruity. Almost think this was brewed with rasberries. Some hops come through with bitterness at the end. Semi light bodied. Easy drinking. Really thrown off by the fruitiness though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (4221) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Draught pint at Redbones on 11/30/06
Well if thereís one brewery that has a remarkable house character in every aspect, itís certainly this one. The clarity is always deeply hazy; transluscent. Head is full and almost creamy, off-white in color and receding slowly to cover, leaving large rings of lace in its wake. Body is a glowing ruby-grapefruit with warm orange, tangerine and light auburn hues.
Hops are forefront in the nose and are heavily leafy, bitter and citric. No malt sweetness lingering on the end. A touch of breadiness and some peachy-like fruitiness, probably from the yeast, but also a bit of grainy, almost tannic malt character. But, invariably, youíre dragged back to the heavy dose of dry, bitter hops. Medium to medium-high strength of aroma, though some blandness is inevitable from all of the yeast in suspension. Slight aspirin character, touch of sourness. Needs more hop aromatics and less bitterness. No alcohol noted.
Signature attenuation in the body, Lompoc being some of the more dry beers Iíve tasted. But the dryness becomes rather unsettling, as the malt is just nowhere to be found. Grainy/cracker-like character provides no sweetness, no real support to the heavy IBUs. All of the yeast in supsension does help add a more "full" mouthfeel, but thereís a big difference between the slippery, fatty acid mouthfeel of yeast and the supple, comfort of malt sweetness. Carbonation is moderate, actually quite tight. But in the end itís just death by hop bitterness. Dry grapefruit in countless permuations (oranges, red grapefruit, lemons, white grapefruit, etc...) but itís still just hard, bitter citrus, in the end. Light caramel breadiness emerges with warming, with a touch of actual sweetness, but by then, the palate is too fatigued.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (15068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2006
On tap at New Old Lompoc, NW Portland. Amber/red with beige head. Good amber beer, nice hops, slightly nitro feel. Bit stripped, fruity malt, berry fruits. Hop, just a bit artificial. I thought an ale didnít have hops? This is a nitro amber surely?

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