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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brewed with caramel malts and balanced with a bright blend of Crystal, Cascade and Simcoe hops.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jagad5 (79) - - MAR 6, 2015
Nothing to write home about. A bit of a sweet and bitter initial taste that complimented the local cuisine.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4078) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear reddish brown color with a very small off-white head on there. Nose is quite hoppy... there is some caramel to it, but a lot of grass and some floral notes to it. Taste is slightly bitter, and comes with a malty bite that has a residual sweetness. Really interesting...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (4369) - Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Draft at ohso, very clean and bland, some light caramel flavors, very light hops

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2077) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Draft at the taproom in Santa Fe.

Deep orange-brown pour with a modest head. Nose brings some of the metallics that previous raters were glad not to detect, along with spicy pine. The flavor is a very fine balance of c-hop drive with sweetish caramel malt backing. Prickly mouthfeel from the abundant carbonation. This (hoppy American red ale) is not a style that I tend to enjoy, but I rather enjoyed this one. It has to be once of the nicest red ales I’ve had.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeerFanatic (900) - Friona, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours deep red caramel with a creamy head. Big fresh hop aromas of pine, grass, peach, caramel and apricot. Big upfront apricot taste with light peach, pine and a balence of caramel. Medium sweet and bitter. Very good beer with a good hop punch.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4833) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Good malt and hops. Sweet, like hop juice. sweet, sticky finish. Good palate and tons of flavor for the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9132) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
[ Keg ][ 16oz ][ Vinaigrette Albuquerque ][ $5 ][ Mason Jar ][ 9.7.14 ]
>> Chill hazed, deep red tea pour with yellowish foam. Okay retention. Nose is pine, tea, dark bread. Taste is almost all tea leaf, amber tea, bitter unsweetened tea. Tannic, bitter, tea finish. Eh.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (684) - - AUG 13, 2014
beautiful red color; fantastic aroma - citrusy hops and caramel malt; great, citrusy hop flavor with a nice malt base; medium bodied with bready, caramel notes and toasted malt; very well balanced; an excellent beer

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (4901) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2014
12oz bottle c/o Elise. Red-brown unfiltered body. Foamy off-white head. Rich, sweet, thick sugary aroma. Unapologetic amber malt, cherry tinged sweetness. The hops aren’t as prevalent as I would hope. Woody cherry amber and specialty malts are too much for me. Lacks any bite, balance. Not bad, but not so great either.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CowboyJoe (5) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2014 does not count
Pours with a thin white head, clear amber color. Hop forward in the nose both simcoe and cascade hop. Simcoe gives it a slight cat pee smell. Taste also hop forward with a lingering bitterness. Overall too hop forward in my opinion for a red ale. Hops overpower the malt and caramel flavors usually associated with an amber.


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