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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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This ale is brewed with the finest quality pale, caramel, and lightly roasted malts. This complex combination of malts, contribute to the deep red color and malty flavor. This is balanced with the flavor, bitterness and aromas of three varieties of hops. The IBUís are around 35. Top fermenting ale yeast is added to create this well rounded beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bookman10 (703) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2015
On draft at Old Chicago. Pours a reddish-amber with minimal head. Aroma of malt, some hops. Flavor was very sweet, lots of malt, not a whole lot to really distinguish it. Not terrible, either. Went well with my calzone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnnniee (2656) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle from MrBarleywine, thanks for the opportunity! Pours a reddish amber color with a decent sized off white head that slowly dissipates. Aromas of caramel, toffee, earth, light brown sugar and fruits. Somewhat grassy aroma as well. Carmel and toffee with light fruitiness dominate the flavor. 35 IBUís but I canít find any flavor from them. Medium body light to moderate carbonation. Not horrible, but not great either.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
pschulz93 (8) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 16, 2014 does not count
Shared bottle. Drinkable but certainly not memorable. Decent Amber beer not really red in color. Malty and a little sweet. Will not be seeking this one out again in the future. Probably better on tap at the brewery as a first beer of the day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Stubby bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of caramel, cocoa, earthiness and a hint of fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, light cocoa and light earthiness with a smooth lingering caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (2549) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 26, 2014
@ Johnís Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Clear brown with a solid off-white head cover, thick mottled lace. Warm caramel malt opens things, moving cleanly through the palate to a lightly roasted malt, followed by tame hops to balance. Nothing impressive going on here, but that doesnít keep it from being thirst-slaking and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3641) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2014
Deep amber color out of the stubby bottle with a foamy beigish head. Malty nose with some grain notes. Lots of caramel sweetness, malt powder, biscuit and an earthy finish. Okay amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Headbanger (3472) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2014
12oz bottle 9/28/13 (Hy-Vee Oakland St.)-Pours amber with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt, and grains. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew was fairly balanced and was not too shabby.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheHOFF43 (1760) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Boootle. Pours amber! Lots of caramel, malts, biscuity-ness! Iíd guess around 35 IBUs, the top fermenting yeast they added creates a well rounded beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (6575) - Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
12/26/13. 12oz bottle from Crust in Bettendorf. Upping my Iowa Cred while visiting the QC. Amber red pour with a small khaki head. Malty all over this bad boy - caramel, earthy, biscuit, etc. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (3067) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle from a friend in Iowa. Tart fruity caramel malt aroma. Cloudy amber with a ginormous beige head. Toasty caramel malt and grassy herbal bitter flavor. Light body, lively carbonation - a little on the overly carbonated side.

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