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RATINGS: 314   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, it’s almost as surprising as the season itself.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Appearance: Rich reddish-amber with thin off-white head and light lacing. Aroma: Tart grapefruit, mango and citrus are at the forefront. Smells like an IPA except the malts are more complex with caramel, biscuit and rye-like qualities. Taste: Mostly dried out caramel malt backbone which is overridden by loads of citrusy American hops with strong grapefruit and orange. The finish is spicy, bitter and pine-like. Somewhat reminiscent of rye as well. Palate: Moderately low carbonation, smooth and creamy body, dry finish. Could use either a tinge more carbonation or body - one or the other - but that is a very minor gripe. Overall: Fantastic Non-Imperial Red Ale; actually the best I have had for the style. Highly recommended.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2012
I love this beer. more liek a red IPA than an amber id say though. massive hops and good malt base coming thru. lovely stuff

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stevesie (336) - - MAR 30, 2013
Single bottle. Pours a pretty dark red with a slight tan head. Lots of clinging bubbles and significant lacing. Fresh, clean aroma full of hops and a hint of citrus. Fresh and clean with a hint of malt toward the finish. Lacks the smoke or earthiness of most reds, making it dangerously easy to drink and highly refreshing. What all red ales should aspire to be.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Off the charts aroma of tangerines and clementines. Semi-sparkling nice clear red appearance with a quickly disappearing white head. Slick flavor, not overly sweet with deep hop resin. Mild caramel and toffee with hints of grass. Kind of similar to red seal but hoppier. Very nice. Thanks Brad!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JohnRMurdoch (3563) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2011 Bottles @ Blackfriars & from Mybrewerytap.com. Hoppy pine aroma. Medium brown colour with a reddish tinge, not much head. Strong hoppy flavour. Smooth & well balanced. Great one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nickel (489) - - MAY 11, 2014
I was impressed by the fruity flavour of this India Pale Ale. On the nose this beer is hoppy and spicy. Recommend to try

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StuartC (56) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle from Fyne Wines, Argyll. Dark orange colour with amber hues, clear, no head; Rather ’festive’ aromas of mixed dried stone fruits & citrus peel - almost as spiced mince pies, and with hints of sweet, nutty peshwari nan bread; Good weighty body with a bit of alcoholic bite giving impression of more alcohol than it actually has; Flavours on the palate again delivering balance of exotic and darkly spiced citrus fruits and a long lingering finish. Will drink many more of these!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2009
This was my payment for doing my sister’s taxes... sweet deal. I’m rating this against the BJCP guidelines for an American Amber Ale. Aroma- Floral hops, some pine, a little bready and some esters. Appearance- Deep amber color, fantastic clarity. Creamy tan head with great retention. Flavor- Hops all over. The sour receptors on the side of my toungue tingle quite a bit. I think the sourness comes from a citrus hop character, it is not unpleasant. High hop bitterness. The malt profile is drowned out by the hops. Palate- Highly carbonated, medium bodied beer. Overall Impression- This is a great beer. I love this kind of hop character. Any points I detracted were because that kind of hop dominance is innapropriate for the style, but those detractions still added up to a 4.2 rating. Great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
George999 (197) - Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2015
From the tap the color is auburn with an off white head, the aroma is citrus and hops with floral, taste is citrus crisp hoppy with a slightly sweet finish. Solid IPA not overpowering hops

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
briandwagner (19) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Fruity aroma. Rich amber in color with a creamy head. Rather sweet with some toasty hops and a nice note of citrus. Extremely smooth and drinkable.


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