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American red ale. Very malty and crisp. It has all the fun without the AMD (Acid Mine Damage)! Brewed with Palisade for the bittering and late hopped with Liberty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear, red-ruby colored body with an inch thick, slowly dissipating, creamy and frothy, beige head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma is a nice caramel malt, toasted nut and toffee, and a firm earthy citrus. Solid and balanced smelling beer. Flavor is greeted with a slightly grainy, medium sweet caramel along with a toasty and nutty pale malt. A light to moderate earthy hop comes in along with some citrus, a toasty dough, and more nuts. Finishes dry with a light to moderate earthy bitterness and a medium length aftertaste of earth, nutty toast, and caramel. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Overall, an enjoyable red ale. Solid balance between the somewhat sweet caramels, toasty nut flavors, and earthy bitterness. This is nothing too extreme, but definitely an above average red. Another good one from Otto’s.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5155) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Bomber. Lovely dark ruby pour with a clingy beige head. Big, rounded crystal malt nose with a smooth, rounded hop edge. Light and lightly sour toffee. Taste is much of the same, light bitterness, faint citrus under the earthy overtones. Smooth, lightly tart body, as fun as Upland’s Rad Red. Quite a bit, actually, a nice hop-froward amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (5106) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a clear red with a thin beige head. Nose of creamy caramel and lager yeast. Crisp and bitter hop flavor with a caramel malt balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2009
22oz bottle courtesy of CoolJosh poured into a tulip. Pours a deep, clear copper with a medium-sized creamy beige head that recedes very slowly to a thin collar leaving some spotty lacing. The aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts, fruit and some toasted bread. The fruit comes in the form of red apples and there are some earthy hops that come though faintly in the nose. The taste is more of the same - very well balanced with light, sweet caramel and toasted biscuity malts forming a backbone for some light fruity accents and a bit of earthy hops in the finish. Mouthfeel is extremely creamy with plenty of carbonation and a semi-sweet finish that sticks on the tongue after each sip. This is an excellent example of an amber and pretty much textbook for the style. That said, there’s nothing especially interesting about this beer - it’s just a really solid, drinkable amber.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Brewed in the USA... Courtesy of The Capt, thanks Mark. Pours amber in color with zero head. Aroma of grains, malts and yeast. Taste much of the same with some caramel notes. Mouthfeel is watery and kind of dull. Not a big fan of the style !!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Pours a nice mahogany colour. Aroma of grains, faint malts, and barley hops. The diluted taste is similar to the aroma. Watery flavor. Came to expect more from Otto’s.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours a red orange body with an off white head. Sweet and malty with caramel and some earthy bitterness. Roasted malt, a bit nutty and some toasted malt character. Eh its okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Bottle Pours a deep amber with a decent lasting tan head that laces very well. Has a good aroma of caramel and nutty malts. Sweet spices and a touch of hops. Has a good taste, well blended. Good carbination and a good mouthfeel. Light bodied with a good finish. Has a nice texture between watery and creamy. A very easy drinking good beer. I will remember this one when I get back to Happy Valley.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2008
22 oz that Kristen brought back from State College. OK beer. Not too shabby. Could use a little more body but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2008
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, toasted malts, and resin. Poured ruby/deep amber/deep orange in color with a medium-sized, tan head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of toasted malts, brown sugar, resinous hops, caramel, and some grains. Medium body. Thin, watery texture. Flat to soft carbonation. Malty, resinous, semi-dry finish.

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