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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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(March 1st- April 30th) Deep ruby red in color, this well balanced ale has roasted malt tones and a crisp hop character. It is in the Irish tradition and comes just in time for springtime thunderstorms.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jblauvs (1356) - Chester, Vermont, USA - APR 13, 2011
Bottle thanks to Shogo Walnut pour with a fluffy offwhite head. Aroma is toasted malt, caramel, some light grassiness, mouthfeel is light, flavor is coffee grounds, toasted malt, crisp grass, Finish is more bitter coffee ground. Mild and drinkable, but with enough flavor to be satisfying.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rjplumer (622) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2011
Has deep brown/red color with a slightly brown head which is a around one finger in height and lasts a long time. Has a very spicy hop aroma. Has a spicy hop taste also with a touch of bitterness. I detect a hint of sourness in the finish. Though it seemed rather strong at the start it soon mellows the more you drink it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
italianjohn (2447) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Dark red/brownish pour off white head .... sweet roasted malty aroma and a roasted nutty, caramel malt taste with a bitter sweet roasted finish ..... a different kind of irish red not just a caramel malt bomb here ... enjoyed it

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BroSpud (1825) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a dark amber with a white head. Reminds me more of a scotch ale than a typical red. Primary taste seemed to be some sort of malty rye.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
halfonit (1214) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Pours a dark and deep amber color with a thick off white head. It seems to be a little cloudy. Aroma is of malts, coffee, and hops. Flavor is of malts, coffee milk, and some caramel. Leaves a coffee malt finish. This seems to be more like a winter ale to me. Similar to their Coffee Milk Stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 21, 2010
12oz Bottle, purchased at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. Generic red malt aroma, plain and clean. Pours a very dark red-brown, with an off-white lacy head. Wow. This has got a really rich and deep satisfying caramelized malt flavor. Somehow completely unexpected. However, there’s some strong fresh hop bitterness, that may push it a little far, but otherwise, it’s enjoyable. I’m surprised. This has some really strong, delicious malt flavors from an unassuming Irish Red Ale. Nice work.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joebudzjoe (667) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Draft @ Monster B’s. Very dark ruby body. A simple well-rounded ale. Perfect session ale and perfect ale for a designated driver. Lots of flavor without too much ABV. Crispy and well-bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5739) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
( 12oz bottle thanks to jkwalking05) Pours clear red with nice bubbles. Nose of brown sugar and sweetness. Taste is lightly bitter hops, with a watery/nutty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (4326) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Bottle thanks to jkwalking05. The look is clear, brown in color, and has a small off white head. The smell is roasty, cocoa, chocolate, butter, and ok. The taste is roasty, slightly weak, malts, and cocoa.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2009
( 12oz bottle, courtesy of jkwalking05 ) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, cocoa, and toffee. Flavor of caramel, roasted malt, herbal hops, and light coffee.


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