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RATINGS: 1700   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 16, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2004 rerate: refreshing, hoppy, clean, but rather thin; finishes with a dry, lingering, spicy bitterness; not my kind of brew, but could be quite good on a hot summer's day going fishing or paddling......

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (13159) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2004
Orange, somewhat hazy. No head. Aroma from citrus and hops. But also some fruits without getting sweet. Flavor is from citrus and elder. The hops come through in a quite nice way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2004
Thin head, medium body, nice hops, not too bitter, not too malty. SoSo beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2005 Cranberry-orange and bubbly with thin coating head. Aroma of molasses, cranberry and some other nondescript red fruit. Mild, dusky hopping. Dry, lightly malty flavor, cherries, buttery hops, and a slightly burnt/ashen flavor. A refreshing, cleansing finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Pours a medium amber color, off white head. Grapefruit hop aroma. Touch of cookie like malt in flavor followed by big spicy hops. Bitter finish. Medium body. Lacks the malt backbone that would let you appreciate the amount of hops in this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (4159) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2006 2003 bottle drunk Jan ’04. Very nice rich grainy hops aroma, slightly nutty, slightly yeasty. Very interesting. Amber color, mostly clear, big light beige head. Flavor is equally as unique, some light caramels you might expect from an amber ale. medium-dry, lightly bitter hops of an APA, but an interesting spicy almost lagered flavor as well. Medium to full body, great balance, good complexity, great all around drinkable beer, and quite original. Very pleasantly surprised. 8/4/8/5/17
Draught pint at Redbones, 9/18/2006.
Rather fruity (esters) and with a lower degree of attenuation than I remember. It wasnt overly sweet, but just rather blasé and simple. Hops were very unassertive and the beer did not seem crisp. Draught carbonation just came off as gassy and unegaging. 6/3/7/3/13

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
elsberry (87) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2004
A red to amber pour, with a thin head. Some lacing of the glass. Aroma of sweet malt and hops. Light mouthfeel. A malt and hops taste. Sort of an 'under-developed ale'. Not bad, but nothing that makes it stand out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IDogg (72) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2004
Beautiful Red-Orange Color, hoppy smell and taste, in fact hops dominate taste and other tastes are not as obvious. Crisp, not as bitter as it could be. Solid beer and worth checking out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 7, 2004
Copper colored, ample head. Aroma is of sweet malt and hops. This brew seemed quite malty, though plenty of hops show up as well. The malt character is decent but not distinctive other than the fact there is plenty of it. Hop bite in the finish is clean. I enjoyed it but would put it into a session beer category.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2004
Deep red gold with lots of floral hop and citrus aromas. Starts off with sweet toasty malt flavors then turns pleasingly dry with a spicy-hop finish. The hops are not overpoweringly bitter and work well with the solid malt body. Lots of flavor and a good balance make this one a winner.

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