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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A dark amber colored ale with a fair amount of pacific northwest hops give this style bender a unique flavor profile. With a modest ABV of 5.2% and a medium body Blind Date can give amber ale, brown ale or even IPA drinkers a new experience. The aroma is balanced between piney, earthy hops and rich chocolate and caramel malts and the flavor continues with more of the same and finishes with a malty taste and almost no hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Decent hoppy, reddish colour.OK drinkability. Middling mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
Now called Cycle Brewing Blind Date: A hazed amber ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, caramel malt with smooth British hops. In mouth, a nice amber ale with caramel malt, light roasted notes, British hops, nice. On tap at brewpub, Dec. 8 2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Tap at Pegs Cantina. Slightly murky amber pour with a clingy head with good retention. Evergreen hops, caramel malt, and a bit of earthiness. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Draft... Murky caramel-colored ale with a large, frothy, white head that never fully dissipates. The nose presents praline, caramel and big-time pine. Medium-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and laid-back carbonation. Lots of piney hop flavor, but the caramel sweetness wins out. Finishes bready and sweet - then faint, lingering, resiny bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (5384) - Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2012
On draft at Peg’s, poured an amber color with aromas of citrus, biscuits, malt, and a touch of clove. Flavors are the same, ligt on the palate, and refreshing in the heat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Deep red and purple color. Aroma is standard citrus lots of grape juice flavor and malt. Really good and fruity

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Draft at the cantina. Pours a cloudy golden amber color with orange edges and a two finger creamy white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring.  Streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Slightly earthy aroma with some dank pine and citrus fruit countered by biscuity malt and graham cracker. Medium bodied yet fuller than expected with a nice balance of dry earthy hops, sweet citrus fruit and pale malts.  Nice crisp hop bite up front that is dry without being too bitter followed by hints of mango, grapefruit, caramel/biscuity malt and bread.  Well balanced and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 17, 2012
Draft: Poured a reddish burnt orange with a creamy off white head. Aroma was clove and hoppy. Taste was nice hoppy front with pine and soft malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Smell is raisons resin roast malt and cherry. Taste is slightly hoppy nice grap a little bit of funk and sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2011
9/24/11. On tap at Peg’s. Dark red pour with a small khaki head that fades but sticks and laces plenty. Fruity, tropical, hoppy aroma with a touch of caramel. Similar flavor - tropical, fruity, hoppy, even a touch of coconut in there. Reminds me of CCB Tocobaga.

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