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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Napa Smith’s summer brew with a big hoppy flavor and 7.2 percent alcohol.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (13106) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. It pours a clear amber body and a small off-white head. Sweetish malty caramel aroma with some faint citrusy hops. Medium body with very soft carbonation. Caramel and citrus peel in the flavor, some bitterness. Sweet finish. Decent, but a tad uninteresting, one in the crowd. 130807

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Rich. Malty. Not too hoppy. The only quibble that I have is that it would be more balanced if it were lower in alcohol. As it is it is a bit too cloying. Make it a 6% and it would be perfect. Look at the label closely; there is a happy ending.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (1167) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2013
On tap at brewpub on 061713. Hazy amber, small white head. Aroma is malty, hard bread, roasted grain and light hops. Taste is medium sweet with fruits and caramel, light bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2013
From notes still on my phone from the 2011 MWBF. I’d forgotten I’d ever had this. Another red beer with a dog name on it, I wonder where that started. Pours orange color, kind of hazy from the bottle. A little foam. A nice malty smell with more supporting hops, perhaps orange and mango flavor. Very spritzy texture. Taste still has tropical juice instead of the regular citrus hop. Now there’s a bit of frizzy orange juice after all. Pretty amazing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhgrantjr (416) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Poured from a bottle, a beautiful clear amber color, with a big fluffy off white head. The look of this red ale is nice. The aroma is malty, maybe some fruits. Can't tell. Almost has a funk smell to it. Taste is hoppy. I would try this again on tap. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
garmonbozia (423) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Nice amber color. taste is dry with caramel and hops. Clean finish with medium mothfeel

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1539) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 30, 2013
Bright amber colour with a plentiful, coarsely fluffy cream coloured head. I do like the colour of a red ale. The aroma is of lush fruity malts. It really smells of peach tart and some grassy hoppiness. It’s a simple description but I want to emphasise that the aroma is beautiful. It has a prickly carbonation and then out comes a flow of lush darker citrus and caramelised orchard fruits given by the malts. There is also a zingy zesty citrus coming from hops that I find rather endearing. The bitterness is fairly subtle. I came into this beer thinking that the aroma hops would be accompanied by a massive rush of bittering but it had a certain restraint about it that I didn’t expect. This is the sort of ale I would quite like to brew myself with a few changes to the hop varieties and abv. However, this incarnation is lovely.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BVery (5930) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2013
Bottle. Murky reddish orange pour with a small head. Kind of a boozy dusty caramel pour, taste is almost a foul sour. Not a fan of this.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (1002) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 16, 2013
-Bready malty aroma with big woody hop aroma -Pours hazy light amber color with lasting creamy yellowish white head -Strong bready biscuity flavor with balanced amount of woody earthy hops. - Medium bodied, medium CO2, bitter earthy finish -well balanced brew. Like a better version of fat tire. I would be happy to drink a few of these into the night. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (551) - - APR 15, 2013
2013 bottle to a pint glass. Pours a clear amber/orange color with a small off-white head. Aroma is a sweet sorghum smell with a grainy quality. Taste is a sweet malt with some floral bitterness in the middle. Some caramel comes through in the end with the bitterness tasting more herbal as it lingers on the tongue. A medium thick mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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