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RATINGS: 1665   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Malt and hops are beautifully married in this full-bodied, copper-red Pale Ale. Red Seal Ale is generously hopped in the traditional manner for a long, spicy finish.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2003
This isn't really red, but rather orange-copper. It's lightly hopped and smoothly bittered. Surprisingly good!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
odelay (37) - fuquay-varina, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2003
good, yes, but a bit soapy. decent kick though. not the best pale ale i've ever had, but no at all bad.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jon123 (36) - Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
Bottle pours a dark amber color. Average head with OK lacing. This beer is well balanced but I prefer a little more kick (hops) at the end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymow (857) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2003
Nice reddish-orange color. Decent malty, slightly hoppy aroma and flavor. Pretty good beer. I'd drink it again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2008 Pours a beautiful clear red amber color with a moderately sustaining head. The aroma and flavor are both well balanced. Overall, no complaints and when I rate about 300 other beers, I will buy this again...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2003
Lovely copper with fair head. Nice lace. Nice piney hops nose with hints of malt. Flavor is likewise nicely balanced but leaning to the hops side. I agree with irishsnake--a better APA than SNPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Bottle, poured coppery amber color with a medium off-white head that left nice lacing. Full nose of caramel malts and piney hops. Sweet flavor with a bold balancing bitterness and a long dry finish. Body is smooth with creamy carbonation. Pretty good brew, compares favorably with several of the other west coast pale ales.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Pours a reddish amber with lots of head. Great lacing. Heaps of citrusy hops in the nose. Nice flavor with some hops, not as much as you'd think from the aroma, but does build up. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2003 Forms a HUGE head (I mean have to drink it before I want to head!) I had to put the glass back in the fridge because I kind of jumped the gun (yeah, I've been waiting to try this for a long time.) Ok, it has a clean balance of malt and hops with a hint of spiciness and is a very drinkable beer. I will buy this one again, especailly if it's $6.99 like it was today.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkR (68) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 9, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2003 12 oz. bottle. Pours a warm copper with light orange highlights. It's light tan head starts strong and holds well with solid lacing. The aroma is a bit subdued, but has a good balance of citric, earthy hops and crackery, caramelly malt. I detect a slight minerally presence. The flavor balance is skewed towards the hops, with the crackery malt providing a very solid backbone. There's a fair amount of bitternes and lots of citric hop flavor: grapefruit and lemon. Some pine resin as well. Medium in body, with a touch of acidic dryness that appears on the tail end. The flavor thins out a bit towards the end, but still manages a decent finish. A solid example of the American Pale Ale style.


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