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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1915) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2014
picked up from my last trip east. deep red, billowing cream hued head. lots of citrus, pineapple, moderate bitterness. some malt. medium to full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2499) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle from Philly Craft. Nice notes of caramel, pine and Earth. Mild citrus finish. Color was amber / copper. Medium body. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pcshotsauce33 (55) - Columbus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Definitely raisin and fig aroma. Medium body with roasted malty backbone. Pale dry finish. Decent take for a red ale and worth a shot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3772) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Fresh 500 ml bottle. Slightly hazy Amber color with lasting retention. Aroma is fruity and a solid amount of resin. Body has a big bread and caramel to balance the hop profile. Citrus that transitions into pine that end very clean. I don’t drink many Amber ales because they are normally very boring. This is one of the best in style I have ever sampled, great update of the style. Nicely crafted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1184) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Amber pour with thin white head. Aroma is grapefruit and pine. Taste follows nose with noticeable pineapple. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2411) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2015
clear reddish Amber pour with a soft beige head and sticky lacing .... Aroma of roasted malts, chewy caramel malts, citrusy grapefruity hops and some piney hops with toffee and dark fruits .... Taste is of roasted malts, bitter rindy grapefruity hops, some piney hops and a rich caramel malt ... Touch of toffee and dark fruits to it as well .... Has some oily slickness in the mouthfeel ... Finish is bitter .... Nice red ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9139) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
A good drinking and well hopped amber, though this beer is taste-wise a step below their regular series. Great hop aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (984) - New York City, TURKEY - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy copper red with large spongy beige head, floral hops aroma, medium carbonation, hoppy taste, long finish. A very hoppy beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2217) - Lakeside, California, USA - JAN 22, 2015
500ml bottle courtesy of mikeq215. Thanks. POurs a hazy amber color with a big clumpy off0white head that has fantastic retention and oodles of crazy lazing. The aroma is big and bold with pine, citrus and roasted barley. The taste favors pine with toffee malts somewhere in the background. The palate is medium in viscosity and the carbonation is soft. Finishes long, dry and bitter. Overall: Fine Amber.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3000) - Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Got in a BIF from ZebraCakez. 500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/4/2014. Pours hazy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toast, brown sugar, light toffee, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of big citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, pine, caramel, toast, brown sugar, light toffee, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange zest, pine, caramel, toast, brown sugar, light toffee, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of citrus/tropical hops and dark/bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice red ale. All around good complexity, balance, and robustness of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (210) - USA - JAN 18, 2015
A crack of the cap and a hop-fruity aroma wafts towards me, the ruby-brown fluid fills my glass to about halfway and then up comes the head, thick, wet and gleaming, easily taking over half the glass. The scent is heady, making me think of dark fruits for decadent pie fillings. The foam recedes, and I finish pouring the glass, take the picture and bring the glass to my lips for a first taste. Hops are very apparent in the flavor, but the malty fruit accents are predominant and seem to lean towards a roasted nutty taste as it warms. As tasty a beer as I have in a while, this has excellent flavors, and a gloriously balanced bitterness is keeping me interested in every sip. Boredom comes easy if a beer isn’t welcoming me with all it’s qualities, but this one has my attention! I taste the bitterness in the back of my throat, thick and rich...very exciting. The medium body is sticky and a little thick, the carbonation is perfect for carrying over the flavors and texture of this brew. The finish is nice; it stays a little, and then says goodbye with a smile and a nod and although it is big while it’s here, it’s finish is short and sweet and the physical experience is gone in minutes. The memory is lasting...

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