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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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, itís almost as surprising as the season itself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7498) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2009
courtesy of vasdef42 pours clear copper, thick beige head. Aroma pine hops, grapefruit. Taste, malty, toasted, light piney hops with with some notes of spices, grapefruit. Smooth and not overly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4185) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Bottle thanks to BMan1113VR. Copper in color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of spicy hops, spices, grass, and citrus. Taste is moderately hoppy, but a little watery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2009
The appearance was amber with a red tint. Aroma was dominated by citrus and pine hop notes. The flavor was mostly hoppy with citrus notes, but low bitterness. The beer had good carbonation and body. This is a good amber ale with excellent hop aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2700) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 31, 2009
12oz. bottle. Vaguely Satanic label art. Fruity, citric and lightly sweet aroma, with toasted caramel malts, pineapple, mild grapefruit and pear and perhaps a touch of grape candy. Clear, attractive red color with a lasting, fine, uneven, off-white head and some nice lacing to match. Flavor profile is balanced a bit more towards the hoppy side, which is how I tend to prefer examples of this style, luckily, with suggestions of sweet, sugary, toffeeish malts, red apple, bubblegum, piney, earthy, citric hops and a moderate amount of drying bitterness for balance. Amply carbonated and a bit oily, with a medium body. Nice rendering of a decently hoppy American Red Ale, very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 4, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a clear amber with a two finger head that leaves lacing all over the glass. Smells is huge floral and pine hops. Taste is very balanced. Starts out with a nice hoppy floral bite that fades into caramel smooth malt flavors. Complex and very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Draught at WBF. Clear red with medium white head. Aroma of sweet citrus fruit, pine tree and caramel. Taste is semi-sweet with light bitter finish. Nice kick in flavor, enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2960) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Vibrant garnet pour produced a creamy eggshell head that left a nice amount of sticky lacing on the inside of the glass. Aroma was of caramel malt, toffee, citrus and honey. Flavor definitely leans toward the hophead with orange peel and grapefruit confronting the sweeter malt. Ample carbonation and good mouthfeel. Another solid brew by Odell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3309) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 22, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2010 damn. this is pretty good. Nice bonus beer surprise from doodler. thanks scott. Pours a clear ruby red with a small tan head. arom a of orange, caramel, citrus. PLus a weird grass earthy hop resin glow underlying all that other shit. FLavor is sweet malt hop mixture. Ok balance, but i would vote for an even higher hop to malt ratio. A nice hoppy red ale, not as hoppy as green flash hop head red, which is awesome, but deserves itís place amongst the best amber ales out there. who knows. Only knocks on the beer is that it gets a bit earthy doughy note as it warms. Also, found myself wishing there were more hops in this. pretty good. would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Mahogany pour with a a 1 finger, ivory colored head. Aroma holds tons of hop kick, with notes of dark herbal and floral notes, almost like marijuana, with further ideas of pine sap, grapefruit, and incense. Flavor carries more malt past the initial shot of hop bitterness. The primary notes are mesquite smoked wood, pine, resin, and touches of caramel and evergreen hop. Really solid balanace between malt and hop overall. Palate is medium bodied, with a finish that is semi-dry through the hop presence. Good beer, and drinkable, and excellent for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2010
I canít for the life of me figure out what the expiration date is, but it is sometime in 2010; Sampled August 2010
The beer pours with a frothy, two-finger thick, nicely tan colored head. The beer is a deep, concentrated red color that shows a brilliantly clear, red-copper color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of ample crystal malt and American hops; specific notes of ruby-red grapefruit, lychee, bright tangelo, some pine notes and even a hint of hemp are contributed by the hops while aromas of biscuits, lightly toasted whole grain, some sweet tea like notes and some dusty grain husk notes are from the malt / crystal malt.

Sweet tasting up front, but this plays up more of the citrus / fruity hop aspects than making this cloyingly like heavy crystal malt (which is definitely a good thing in my book). Flavors of tangelo zest, some lychee, and essential grapefruit oil jump out immediately in the flavor. The middle sees a herbaceous, sort of pine like, with a touch of menthol and hemp oil being noticed; these flavors linger and morph into the finish that has a soft bitterness that is amply tempered by the chewy, palate clinging malt character. The malt lingers in the long finish quite well with notes of biscuit like malt character and pale-toasted whole grain character. While this has a certain palate fullness to it the beer isnít overly heavy, in fact it is quite drinkable, but definitely has enough viscosity to cling to the palate quite a bit.

Despite being so dark and crystal malt influenced, this beer ends up with a very well done balance between malt and hop. There are ample hop flavors here to keep me happy and, while I was expecting it to, the crystal malt notes never get out of hand. This is quite well done and I would happily drink another couple of these.

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