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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: 22   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1132) - CANADA - DEC 16, 2015
Appearance: clear reddish deep amber with three fingers (and growing) of fluffy light tan head, excellent retention and heavy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: pine, citrus, caramel/toffee, bready yeast. (8/10) Taste: moderate-low sweet, moderate-strong bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate to low carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (3/5) A somewhat strange beer. I was initially intrigued by the hoppy aroma, but ultimately a bit disappointed by the final overall effect. Despite the initial redonkulously enthusiastic head, the carbonation rapidly drops off to low, causing the flavours to fall somewhat flat. The net effect of this is that it smells better than it tastes. Still, pretty interesting for a red ale. (15/20)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2251) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2015
Went straight out of the fridge and needed to wait as I wasn’t overly thrilled. My nostrils are working a bit hard to hit this up - darker caramel, piles of sweet, perfume, Contact C, grapefruit, toffee. The taste is decent but I go in and out of liking it, being curious and thinking about what’s next in my glass. Plenty of hops add flavour and a notable bitterness that is dry. Pine, thick caramel, grapefruit, underlying sweetness. There is something interesting about this beer maybe it’s the combo of too much pine and a thick deeper caramel but the taste is fairly simple which isn’t a terrible thing. I should really like this but not today. It’s a ’hey, this is pretty good’ thing and seconds later not giving a fuck.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3152) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
650ml brown bottle. Deep amber coloured brew, head is light tan. Great lacing. Aroma - citrus, pine and caramel. Taste has caramel and pine and citrus hops. Piney aftertaste with caramel and some bitterness lingering. Lighter bodied. Good hoppy amber ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2287) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2015
A good amber. Pours a darker amber with a copper hue in the body, thin off beige head, almost no carbonation. The nose is toasted with nice toffee and caramel malts, mild pine and grapefruit hops. A bit sweet and caramel malts come through alot, good balance with a bit of a spicy hop note.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pictoman (843) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
Poured from 650mL bottle. Deep copper brown with full beige head. Subtle bread and caramel malt is drowned out by the light resiny, mild pine hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1739) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
Bomber. Clear deep red copper, firmer tan foam settles and lasts. Citrus forest hop aroma and taste, floral and spicy, some wood, richer toasted darker caramel malt. Average carbonation, medium bodied, more aggressively hopped for an amber. A bit rough but full of flavor. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6406) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2015
bottle. Red chestnut, brown foam. Fresh hop (pine,grass/herbs) and light tart berry aroma. Slightly roasted, light meloinidin, biscuit malt, a bit fruit, good broad hop profile going from a grassy bitter start to varied citric aromatic notes. Pine, roast and citrus aftertaste. Really nice.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Vladivostok (374) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Ooh no, didn’t like this. Aroma, supposedly of pine actually smells like burnt rubber to me. Looks fine and has a decent malty palate but the old Good Years dominate everything and make me grimace after each swig, to add to which there is a breakfast’s worth of grapefruit (not my favourite flavour) in the aftertaste. Nice try fellas but you seem to have hit on all my least loved beery characteristics in one brew. The brutalist approach to brewing?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
XaenDovet (1262) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
On tap at tap & barrel. Pours a hazy blood red. Solid lacing. Aroma of roasty caramel, nuts, pine, dark citrus juice, pomegranate seed. Taste is a punch of bitter, followed with a slight, under achieving sweetness. Mouthfeel is a bit too effervescent, but still sticky, and a sustained dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slimspady (219) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
Dark red pour. 1 inch white head. Very good looking beer. Lots of piney hops. The traditional malts of a red ale is there also. Nicely complex. Definitely glad I went back for this one.


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