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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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This time of year in the Rockies, one day can span all four seasons. Morning snow gives way to afternoon sun, sending fresh snowmelt into our rivers and into our mash tun. With a complex malt backbone dry hopped for notes of citrus and pine, it’s almost as surprising as the season itself.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Reddish copper with a frothy taupe head that dissipates away at a moderate rate and leaves some pleasant looking flare lacing. Aroma of grains, caramel, citrus, bready malt and a hint of pine. Taste is more malty than hoppy with caramel, light biscuit along with some floral and piney hops. Mild bitterness on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Dark copper red with a creamy white head. Nice big citrus hops aroma and taste with a grassy slightly soapy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2673) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2011
355ml bottle. Pours a lovely chestnut/orangey/ember-llke ale, with some bubbles and some head (a little more head and it would be 5 in the ’Appearance’ category). The nose has pine and sweet maltiness. The taste is more pine and sweet malt, so disappointed it looks like a red ale but tastes like an IPA. For the palate, I would like to have experienced more body and although it is initially quite creamy, the refreshing finish starts far too early. Overall, this is a nice beer but why does it need to taste like an IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2011
this is a refreshing red but not my style. way too malty and not nearly enough hos for what the label reveals. roasty, grass, dough, color is a great red amber. very malty and sweet. medium body average carbonation. this beer could impove in my opinion with some more citrus hops, but that is just my taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6077) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 25, 2011
Tap @ Peoria Grill, Denver. Pours hazy amber, no head. Aroma of hops, grapefruit and orangepeel, earthy and caramel malts. Taste is hoppy with grapefruit, caramel and bready malts to balance. Medium body, lively carbonation. Pretty good beer, but doing the 2 weeks i stayed at the hotel ( and had it for my to go beer ) the keg ( wich was on the day before i arrived ) went from very fresh and hoppy to alot more watered down and less hoppy, and more earthy / malty beer. Still good tho. 070411

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
Huge thanks to coryking for sending some of this out to me. I’ve wanted to try this one for quite some time now. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass. Pour yields a red-amber brew that is nearly see through with a good white head and loads of spotty lacing on the way down. The nose straight from the bottle after popping the cap screams hops with loads of pine and a bit of citrus. Really inviting. Great start. A bit of light amber malt in the background, but nowhere near balance. The flavor isn’t quite as nice, adding in a bit more malt and just a touch of sweetness. Medium body and really nice bitterness in the finish. Quite a bit of piney hop flavor. Really nice brew overall. Super glad I finally got to try this one. Cheers. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-15-2011

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (2016) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2011
Bright red-amber with a huge foamy cream colored head that laces nicely in my glass boot at the wapiti pub. Hoppy aroma of citrus and pine, balanced by caramel and bready malts. Nicely balanced flavor as well. Medium body with moderate carbonation, finishing slightly bitter and dry. Very nice red.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4520) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2011
Firkin Fest 2011. Light red color. Not a lot going on. Mild hops in the aroma and flavor with a balance of malt, leading to a dry finish. Simple, but good at what it does.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4478) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2011
Clear, dark copper color with a large head. Moderate citrus hop aroma with some light pine. Light biscuit and caramel malt flavor. Orange and piney hop flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2011
Bottle. Poured a beautiful dark orange color with an amazing three finger white hear that retained throughout the entire beer. Aroma was spruce with caramel, pine and floral undertones. Very malty taste, with hops, caramel, and some toast. Longer finish, medium body. Above average beer.


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