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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhopsbeertalk (298) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2016
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée chez Killington Market (Killington, VT) au coût de 7,00$. Arôme: Odeur de caramel fruité et de pin. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée opaque. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel fruité avec une pointe de céréales grillées et de pin. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #6907)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
polo_marco (322) - milton, Vermont, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Smells of sweet malt honey and a hint of fig at the end. Soothing red color with large white head. Taste of honey bitters and slight hint or raisin or dried fruit. Med body with lovely carbonation. Nice brew like this being in its own category. Nice work

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (2184) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2016
$7.29 bomber from Wine Warehouse. Pours cloudy reddish brown with a nice, soft frothy beige head. Lovely aroma of pine, dark fruits, passion fruit, citrus, melon. Flavor is outstanding. Fruity roasted and toasted malts, bread crumbs, passion fruit, pine, aftertaste of definite apricot. VERY well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10591) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2016
Bottle thanks to Don. Pours a cloudy brown with medium frothy beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong citrus, pine, spruce. Medium mouth, nice bitter hop bite, pine, grapefruit, light caramel in finish, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2685) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle. Moderate aromas roasted grain and caramel for the malt, moderate pine for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with wood and dark dried fruit in the background. Head is average size, frothy, beige with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky, muddy on the last pour, dark red. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a lively carbonation. Undoubtedly the best Amber Ale I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1656) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Malty but still fairly light and pliable on the palate. Slightly bitter, but the real story is the simple dark fruit that comes from the malt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (5738) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle at Novare Res Bier Cafe, Portland. Originally rated 20160221. Bottled 020216 so it is super fresh. Colour is deep slightly cloudy reddish copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Caramel, fruits, harshness, hops and malts. Very impressive. Definitely best beer of this style. Body is amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2016
Aroma: caramel, pine, floral hops, grass, grain and cereal malts. Appearance: hazy amber, small, off-white, creamy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: pine, molasses, caramel, citrus fruits, grapefruit, bread. Overall: very hoppy Amber Ale, great aroma, immensely complex palate. Bottle at Eleven Madison Park, Manhattan.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jflopsu (1265) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Pours a hazy amber with thick white head. Has a strong aroma of hops, caramel, malts, and pine. Taste is a mix of caramel, fruit malts, citrus hops, pine and some fruits and grains. A dry and bitter malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edwardbass (795) - Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Perhaps my palate is tainted by the 51st Ward The Krispy Karl I just sampled. This is very hoppy, but the malt character just isn’t there. Not well balanced at all. Take my review with a grain of salt, since my experience is atypical it seems.

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