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RATINGS: 207   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
garmonbozia (429) - 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 (1788) - 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 (6961) - 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 (1053) - 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 (644) - - 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

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
Pours an opaque amber with a thin, white head that quickly fades. Minimal lacing. Subtle, slightly floral aroma hinting of a hoppy experience. Creamy mouthfeel with very slight effervescence. Sour taste. Odd, almost vanilla finish. Not very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for the Daystrom M-5

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bpar73 (527) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Bottle. Pour is a dark red with a small white head. Aroma is a sweet caramel malt. Flavor is more dark malts but a little medicinal and sour. Finish has a little alcohol. Just ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (3111) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Draft at fizz. Orange pour foamy head. Smelly apricot smell. Not my style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2013

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium red amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, fruity malt, caramel, malt sweet, light to moderate hoppy, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sharp hops, caramel, fruity, woody hops. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130224]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (3475) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
On tap at the brewery. It pours a rather dark orange/gold color with an off white head. The aroma is bready malt, a little dark fruit and floral hops. The flavor is caramel, bread, and some fruity/floral hops in the finish. Low carbonation. A bit weak on the palate for such a big beer. Ho hum.


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