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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.

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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1676) - USA - JUL 3, 2014
Cloudy caramel in color... Aroma of toffee, citrus, sweet caramel... Flavor is burnt toffee, apple, candy, sweet caramel, light hop notes on finish... Pretty sweet, but enjoyable... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
Rated on 6-07-2011 (Bottle) This beer has a small fizzy ivory head with a short retention, transparent amber body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, citrus, pine hops, and apples. The taste is semi-crisp, lightly bitter, citrus, pine hops, and a hint of apples. The mouthfeel is smooth and this is a medium bodied beer. I did not get any "big hoppy flavor" as the description says. It is somewhat crisp and refreshing on a hot summer day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alkolas510 (548) - SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2014
Bärnstensfärgad med litet ljust skum. Doftar både humle och malt och i smaken finns det humle och lite karamell malt! Ok öl!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fattybladdy (498) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2014
12oz bottle, pours a robust amber with tall head. Sweet malt in the aroma. Caramel malt, bread, citrus hops, fairly sweet all around. Kind of a unique taste for a red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuedmaster (196) - Vista, California, USA - MAR 6, 2014
22 oz. bomber from a local liquor store. Aroma is very unique, like persimmon pudding with caramel and oak. Nice light amber/ orange/red pour with a creamy white head, leaves lacing. Taste is sweet and complex, with the right amount of bitterness. Has some dough and fruit character. Medium body, thick texture, average carbonation, long sweet finish. A good example of the style with an added level of complexity. The 7.2% alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
IrishBoy (3803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bomber from Imbibe Wine. Nose is citrus with light caramel. Clear amber with a small white head. Flavor is lightly bitter with some caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rondphoto (1784) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 21, 2014
@ Party Town / Florence KY Cloudy dark amber, no head, no lace. Taste is malt and dark fruit with slight bitterness that moves through the palate and finish without change. Inoffensive, static, I can drink it, but why?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle from Safeway in Cordelia, CA. Pours a dark amber color. Really like the mild hop character followed up by a good amount of malty caramel goodness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hihosteveareno (9) - - JAN 12, 2014 does not count
Overall very good. Hoppy fruity a bit bitter and very drinkable. Leaves a clean mouth feel. The 7% alcohol gives a nice buzz and the price was right for me at about $4.00 for the two servings bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VinegarStroke (262) - Napa, California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Tap: Clear, copper to red with medium head. Red fruit beer, caramel, medium hoppy lift, citrus rind, orange, clean, bright, spice. Off dry, not sour, medium bitterness. Medium weight and length. Rich finish. Hops are used wisely for a west coast style Amber Ale. Rich and primary.

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