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RATINGS: 356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2012
Tasty beer. Balanced taste of grapefruit and pine, surprisingly smooth given the reasonably high abv. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2777) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 20, 2012
Bottle from Alesela
Reddish light brown...hazy..big off white head that dissipates with some lacing
Aroma sweet rich caramel malts...some pine and soft grassy hops.
Taste of rich caramel malts, quite malty, hint of sweet toffee, barley sugars, some sappy piney hops, soft resin hops, some citrus zest
Palate - medium carb, medium body, quite viscous, some stickiness, tangy bitter sweet palate. Finish as main flavour and rather dry with a sweet malty bitter zesty finish, cleans well
Overall - tasty malty hoppy amber ale

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gururyan (715) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - APR 12, 2012
Exceptional brew, very impressed with this one. Well balanced, great drinkability, some hop in the red for the hop lover in you, freakin’ great!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (2347) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 6, 2012
Bottle. Reddy broon with an off-white head. Fresh hops and sweet malt on the nose. Delicious sweet malty flavour with pine hops. Very hoppy. Caramel malt. Sweet finish. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Pours a hazy red. Aroma is grapefruit floral hops with a strong sweet malt. Flavor is excellent, citrus -malt and pine flavors ...bready yeast flavor. Really excellent beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Denver2012 (24) - - MAR 10, 2012
Pours a dark ruby with a thumbs width beige head. Nice lacing. Wow... what a wonderful wonderful aroma. Sweet and hoppy and incredibly balanced between the two. Nectarine, grapefruit, a little pine. I could just sit and sniff this all night I think. Flavor is just as good. The grapefruit and pine seem to hit you in the forefront but its balanced extremely well by the malt backbone which provides some delicious sweetness and breadiness. A nice silky mouthfeel with an appropriate level of activity from the carbonation. Medium bodied. I think I am having the same reaction to this as I did with Deschutes Red Chair, which has since become one of my favorite beers. I had this Red once before a couple years ago and did not enjoy anywhere close to how much I am enjoying it this time around. Odell with a grand slam on this one and think this just might have overtaken their IPA as my favorite beer from them. The only thing that blows about this beer is that its seasonal. And the name is rather unoriginal as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
A nice red color with an off white head and a bit of lacing. The aroma has grapefruit and a bit of pine and malt. The flavor has more malty sweetness with a bit of spice in the background and a slightly bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
falco242 (377) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Nice red pour, but seemed to be a bit lacking in the aroma department. Hoppy and notes of citrus in the aroma lead to a hop flavor but not overwhelming at all which is good. Carbonation is nice it is a very refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2391) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Bottle. Fruity, hoppy nose with a hint of higher alcohol. Not all reds are actually red in color but this one is. An attractive reddish amber. Thin layer of yellowish off white head. Lace already forming before first sip. Had this for the first time served by Doug Odell himself at a tasting at the Wine Thief and Ale Jail in St. Paul. Really liked it then. Had a couple during the SUPER bowl and finally sitting down to rate another one now. A lot of good things going on here. Solid hop profile with a malt backbone. Not too much alcohol so has sessionability with plenty of flavor for a "lower alcohol" brew. Very good beer. Odell for me is quickly becoming a reliably top notch brewer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Pour out of bottle is clear red with nice white head, aroma brings notes of big pine, citrus and grassy notes, hints of burnt sugars, nuts and earth come through as well. Taste is just as hoppy but melds nicely, the bitter pine up front goes into some sweet citrus blending in with the sweet caramel and burnt sugars, touch of drying earth tones and bitter hops finish it out. Nice, but seems more like a pale ale than an amber.


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