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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Pours a deep burnt red color. Nose is not common for a red, a little bit of cocoa and caramel, taste is not par for course, but delicious, loads of cocoa playing off of a mildly sweet caramel background, and the perfect amount of bitterness to cut through both. I’m shocked this came out of Santuckey.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4253) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Draft at the brewery. Pours a cloudy brownish red, light tan head. Sweet malts, caramel, toffee, light chocolate and roasted malt, some fruit, and citrusy hops. Interesting, it is definitely on the dark side for an amber.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 5, 2011
22oz bottle from Albertsons of all places. Pours a mostly clear reddish amber with a small off white head. Roasted malts and grassy hops in the nose.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Pours dark red/brown with a small offwhite head, good lace. Smells sweet and malty with a hint of red fruit hops. Tastes sweet and malty overall with a different type of flavor. Kind of dishwater mixed with whiskey, but in a good way. Medium body, good carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2081) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 12, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2011 Bottle at bev4less. Pours a reddish amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma was weak and indistinct with perhaps some sweet malted grains. The flavor was sweet with lightly roasted grains, caramel malts, nutty hops and pumpernickel. The palate was full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finished medium in duration and dry. Overall: Not bad, nice balance of hops to malts, very sessionable amber ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10731) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee. Pours dark ruddy copper with a slight beige head. Rich aroma. Roast malt, medium dark fruit and maybe chocolate. Med body. Flavor matches aroma - but I think chocolate is no longer maybe. Interesting. Very tasty and almost complex. Nice ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
J_man (688) - Tustin, California, USA - JUN 8, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Albertsons in San Diego. Roasted malt aroma with a slight sour/burned rubber smell. Copper/amber color with a nice off-white head. Mildly sweet caramel flavor with some of that mild sour following and a light saltiness. Notes of roasted nuts and dry woodiness with a slightly creamy body. Good earthy hop bitterness to balance the sweetness and this is left behind in the aftertaste. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts here and while not the best red I’ve had, it works pretty well in the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drpimento (2168) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Not bad. Let the bottle warm a bit out of the cooler. Poured aggressively and got a very nice, large, foamy, frothy, fluffy, light tan head lasts quite a while and some lace. Color is a slightly hazy red amber with plenty of bubble trails. Aroma is malt, hop, caramel, spice. Flavor is like aroma, fairly muted, but marked by slightly toasted malt sweetness, carbonic tang and the hop bitterness. Body and carbonation are decent. Finish is like flavor, had a very brief metallic note and a bit of alcohol warmth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackEyePA (570) - USA - SEP 9, 2012
sweet grape and wood aroma. Appearance is dark brown/red. Taste is choco burnt grassy hops and sawdust. Palate is dredged in thick grains and choco cara malts. Overall its tasty red choco and yummy woodsy and rich grains

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Bomber shared with my Son-law: Deep red-amber color with a medium tan head. Aroma is caramel and cherry. Flavor starts caramel sweet with light cherry (ludens cough drop) followed by a light citrus bitterness and a light dry finish. Medium body is smooth with moderate carbonation.


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