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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Like many of our beers, Red Wheelbarrow (which started out as a pilot batch brewed by brewer Dan Roberts) doesn’t fit neatly into a style category — think of it as a stronger, more hop-forward interpretation of a traditional red ale. Red Wheelbarrow is not, however, a “red IPA” – there is robust malt character (think raisin and fig) on both the nose and palate that temper the abundant hop presence (think citrus fruit). Vitals: Color – Red ABV – 7.0% O.G. – 1.070 Malt – Weyermann Munich 1, Briess 2-Row, Victory, Chateau Special B, Chateau Abbey, Briess C-80 Hops – Columbus, Amarillo, Falconer’s Flight

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmm635 (954) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Nice rich amber color with a rocky beige head. Aroma of hops, citrus juice, sweet caramel malt. Red ales really aren’t my favorite but this one is pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (359) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2015
500ml bottle shared by Bvery...thanks! Cloudy amber pour with minimal head. Minimal hop and malt aroma. Taste is in your face hops but finishes really nice. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (8222) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle. Murky amber pour with a soapy rocky head. Hop forward - earthy, some pine. A bit dank. Amazing amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (2889) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 19, 2015
On the side of the bottle reads "042815." This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a two finger white foamy rocky head that dissipated in about a minute and a half. Light stringy lacing sticks in a semi-thick sort of fashion. The smell starts off with a citrus zest with the citrus rind running over top of a light caramel presence. Its there for the style but doesn’t show a whole lot of depth. The taste is mainly bitter through the citrus zest and rind. Sweet is only there to balance in the caramel, but even that isn’t exactly balanced once again. Bitter citrus aftertaste that leads into a sliding bitter citrus finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation packs enough sharpness but still allows the bitterness to display most of the sharpness. Overall, for an American Red/Amber ale, this one is a bit more hoppier than others. Might not necessarily be a session beer, but more likely one just to enjoy as is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (7127) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
bottle provided by French Frey .. . pours a dark amber .. medium head, strong lacing .. . what’s italy? .. . red malt, borgoune, and reduced pancake syrup .. . mouth is fine, as is the finish .. a decent amber .. . . paul oakenfold, exclusively on radio one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
raoul_duke (189) - - JUN 3, 2015
Bomber fun whole foods. Really nice looking amber red with very little carbonation but a gigantic head. Smell is hop forward, a bit different than you?d expect considering the look. It takes minutes for the head to dissipate. Aroma is pineapple and citrus. Mouthfeel is a bit off for me. It?s a bit thick. Not enough carbonation for me. The taste is ok. Some caramel at the end. I don?t love this one, but it gets the benefit of the doubt because of the brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
asaphelps1 (13) - - MAY 26, 2015
Solid red ale, has a nice malt structure and when you can get it fresh, the hops come through nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (4241) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2015
bottle. amber red with one finger head. malty caramel base, lightly sweet with a fruity nature. medium hops with mild bitterness. excellent.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LuckyDog (614) - - APR 23, 2015
I’m not a big fan of reds. This one is fairly hoppy. Moderate malt. Great color.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFanDan17 (1034) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 21, 2015
A very tasty red with great hop notes. Slightly bitter but good palate of honey and butterscotch. Pours a deep reddish brown. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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