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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 IBU’s are around 35. Top fermenting ale yeast is added to create this well rounded beer.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Austin_Ripper (56) - Iowa, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Deep amber color. Smells like carmel, roasted grains, along with some of the hops. Taste is a mild bitterness followed by a mild biscuit taste. Nothing that really stands out about this one. Not great, but not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (3431) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2015
12 oz via bottle at Mickey’s in Des Moines. Light to mild hop bitterness and mild malt sweetness with light notes of caramel, toffee and toasted grains. Light to medium body, pretty clean and easy to drink. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadShaolin (100) - - APR 23, 2015
Like a scotch ale with some substantial hopping. Cola, licorice, burnt sugar - these big flavors are balanced out by the hops. Good beer to start off with ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bookman10 (731) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnnniee (2924) - 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 IBU’s but I can’t find any flavor from them. Medium body light to moderate carbonation. Not horrible, but not great either.

2.4
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11234) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (2886) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 26, 2014
@ John’s 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 doesn’t keep it from being thirst-slaking and enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3738) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Headbanger (3536) - 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.


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