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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhopsbeertalk (159) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2014 Aroma is subdued, with notes of citrus, cherries, fig and a little booze. The flavor is surprisingly big bright and bitter. Lost of citrus/lemon, cherries, caramel and plenty of toffee. I’m not sure why they say specifically this is not a ’red IPA’. By my estimation that’s exactly what this is. The balance and flavors work well together, refreshingly different... great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsandman (408) - New York, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle for xmas, thanks Nancy! Pours a deep reddish Amber, beige head. Aroma is toffee, citrus, grapefruit, bready malt, caramel, pine, grass. Flavor is complex caramely malt backbone with massive fresh burst of piney and fruity hops, Dankness. This is a really lovely red ale, when it's super fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (865) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Consumed (unfortunately) 2.5 months after the date on the bottle.Cloudy light-brown to deep, muddy-yellowish-garnet with a cm of pancake batter head caked on top. Aroma is an assertive caramel with pine, sap, and grapefruit to match. Body is surprisingly (given the caramel and color) very light, watery-oily, with a creamy/fine carbonation and light burn. Flavor is strongly balanced towards floral grapefruit, some lemon, earth, and sap, and a very dark caramel note. The caramel is much more restrained, less chewy, slightly darker, and maybe even slightly burnt compared with the aroma. More of it comes through here as it warms though. A very nice amber, amazing body, nice use of malt/hop balance in flavor. The aroma doesn’t hit you from a foot away like it does for their beers < 1 month old.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2302) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Malt driven nose with some stuff I could not put my finger on, but I don’t think it was raisin or fig. Interesting, yes a bit of toffee/caramel too. The color is fabulous, Dark glowing orange, murky, lots of small carbonation visible, thick robust head, leaves rings of lacing. Taste has plenty of hoppiness, and dryness, tempered with a bit of toffee. Liked it. Well made.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TSuthard (7) - - DEC 13, 2014 does not count
Ruddy brown with an above average head. Hreat lattice. Florallly hop nose. Another solidly balanced beer from this brewery. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4018) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2014
500ml bottle from Beer Culture, New York

Pours dark reddish with a thick white head. Aroma of caramely malts, herbal hops, grassy notes, grass and toffee. Taste is crisp, malty and hoppy with some caramel, toffee and bitterness. Finish is smooth, sweetish and crisp malty with some caramel, toffee and grassy hoppiness. Quite tasty malty and hoppy amber ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2882) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle at home, courtesy of Lukaduke. Thanks again man!! Pour is deep roasted amber-brown with pillowy cream-colored head and great lacing. Big grapefruit, caramelly, resinous, somewhat roasty, sweet brown sugar, grassy and floral aroma. Taste is big grapefruit, orange marmalade, light resin, sweet malty, some toasted sugars, bready, and prunes with a medium bitter finish. Full body with high carbonation. Really nice full bodied, hoppy Amber. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (873) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
500ml bottle pours a red amber color with a lot of frothy head. Rich malt flavor and medium hoppiness that balances nicely. Full hop flavor that lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle from shelf. Gusher. Pours a murky light brown with a light tan head. Aromas of floral and citrus hops. Taste is semi dry and bitter. Flavors of fresh cut grass, flower petals. Some juicy tropical hop expression. Medium bodied, high carbonation. Finishes juicy and bitter. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle from Julio’s, nice dark reddish amber beer with good amounts of body and just too much malt for me, perhaps faded hops after 2 months in a bottle but likely just meant to be hearty though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, hazy reddish pour with white head, aroma brought red fruits, caramel, toffee, biscuit, pine, grass, some spice notes with a hint of raisin. Taste had a mix of grass, bread, toast, some caramel, nice hints of orange and red fruits with raisin as well, finishing bitter, slightly sweet.

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