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Persephone Rum Runner Red Ale

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Brewed by Persephone Brewing
Style: Amber Ale
Gibsons, Canada

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A hop-forward west coast style red ale, this beer has an intense aroma of citrus and pine. The flavour is a balance of piney hops and dark, caramel and toasted malts. OG: 1056; IBU: 45; ABV: 6.0%


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4108) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
650ml bottle pours amber in color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel with some grapefruit, pine and tropical notes. Taste is a grapefruit and pine hop bitterness with a tropical fruity and caramel malty sweetness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Well crafted brew that just begs to be sampled. Very tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (3683) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Draught @ Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival 2014, Vancouver, BC

Malty red ale with some toffee, caramel and earthy notes. Smooth and mildly hoppy, okay.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adwakely (2) - Maple Ridge, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014 does not count
Has an excellent hoppy after taste. Not too much.. not too little. Slight bitterness, which I love. Nice red tinge with a lasting head. I would almost call this an IPA really. Would highly recommend this beer. Nick would be proud (Beachcomber reference of course, because of the name). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6045) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a hazy amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out syrupy caramel malts, sugar sweetness and maybe some piney hops. Flavour reveals a well-balanced amber ale, beginning with a big caramel malt backbone (thankfully not cloying as the nose suggests), bready notes, and transitioning to a strong piney hop finish that lingers. Well-balanced, but feels a tad rough as though everything doesn’t jive perfectly. Still, good hop-forward amber.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Hazy amber, lots of woody, slightly citrusy aroma, and a fresh bitter finish with slightly bready malts.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1689) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
650 bottle. Pours a darkish mahogany with light head. Aromas of soap powder and pine. Flavors of burnt malts, resin, and pine. Odd and rough, sweet and bitter combo. Maybe best paired with a meaty pasta sauce, but not a separate sipper.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4482) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
Solid beer all around. Good red malt aroma and tongue. Highly resin, pine flavours. I can imagine the headaches from drinking this all night. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
Draught at Tap & Barrel, Coal Harbour, Vancouver
Dark mahogany color with compact head. Strong aroma of caramel and hops. Smooth mouthfeel; there is just a light residual sugar presence; strong caramel aroma; hops are powerful, very bitter and resiny, with limited citrus fruit / orange contribution; actually the final is too bitter, a bit dusty and astringent too.
Brutal red ale, not an example of elegance.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
stantheman (628) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
On tap at Tap & Barrel in Vancouver. A very enticing reddish amber ale, with a smidgen of whitish head. Oh! This a lovely piney hop forward ale, with rich and satisfying sweet malts in the background. A winner!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alanthebeerguy (144) - - NOV 8, 2013
A nice local beer, hard to believe its a new brewery. Pours a reddish amber hue. Aroma of grapefruit, pine and citrus . Tastes of malts. , citrus and hop bitter finish. Well balanced. Pairs well with some spicy dishes like blackened chicken . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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