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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Gold Medal Winner at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival. Silver Medal Winner at the 2010 World Beer Cup. This handsome ale is created by balancing a selection of crystal and caramel malts, then moderately hopped resulting in a rich, full flavored satisfying brew.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SpiritToAle (32) - - FEB 10, 2014
Great color. The lacing is heavy for such a light head. This beer just tastes a bit yeasty to me. It reminds me a lot of Fat Tire and for the life of me I can't understand how that became one if the most popular craft brews in the country. I mean...I'll drink it if I have to...if PBR and Bud are my only other options....but I really don't wanna. Yea...this red ale makes me feel like that. And it even has 50ibus. Where'd they put em? I've tasted ales with less hops and more flavor many times. I'm confused ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2809) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2014
The beer is transparent with a copper body. An inch or so of creamy, off-white head sits on top. The aroma brings sweet breads, fruit, malt. Hop character emerges more in the flavor than the aroma, offering a light bitterness mid to late palate. Subtle pine and resin amid a fruity, slightly sweet malt bill. Light to medium in body with soft carbonation. Pretty drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3319) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Can from Flagstaff. Nice amber color with a lasting white head. Aroma reminds me of malted milk with some green hops. Flavor is mild with only a slight hop bite at the finish. Okay.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (5485) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Sampled at GABF. Pours an orange with some cloudy, white head. Sweet nose, orange, yeast, root veg. Flavor is malty, orange, root veg. Very simple. Clean finish. OK, but not a game changer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3669) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Can from AJ’s fine foods Scottsdale. Pours red with a couple of inches of white foam. Not much on the nose. A bit of copper and caramel on the tongue. Pretty much like any other beer in this category.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rick_91709 (218) - USA - AUG 18, 2013
Poured from a can. Brownish gold with minimal head. Malty aroma. Slightly sweet taste with a little bit of lingering bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Westchesterco (1246) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2013
At the brewpub on draft it is a clear amber beer with a slight head a slight hoppy aroma and not much of a taste withbitter overtones.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (4012) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2013
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Not much aroma. Light malty flavor with some hop bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbaaron (1552) - Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Clear, Reddish brown dark amber. Small creamy white head, lasting, some lace. Aroma a bit subdued, malty sweet. Flavor is malty, mostly toasty, little caramel, perhaps a touch of brown sugar., little fruit. Moderate oily mouthfeel with a dry finish. Soft. Moderate sweetness and bitterness. Good enough balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Poured clear amber out of bottle. Malty aroma, minimul hops, light to medium body. Very drinkable


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