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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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In this epic battle, the Blood of the Unicorn has been shed by the sword of the deadly assassin of the east. One sip of this.aggressively hopped red ale clearly reveals what drives these, the greatest of, hop heads of lore. Is this the end of the mythical horned horse? Or will he rise like the phoenix to fight another day?

Bottling Dates:
Batch 016: 5/29/12
Batch 022: 7/10/12
Batch 042: 10/1/12


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopsythe (35) - - FEB 2, 2013
Poured from bomber, batch #42. Color is a dark brownish orange with a hint of red. Head forms in off white. Smells of roasted malt. Taste up front of sweet citrus and grass. Back of the mouth gets hit by a bomb of malty grain bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6017) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle shared at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours reddish brown with a decent beige head and a red malt aroma. There is a full-bodied smoked malt flavor with a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2232) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Clear reddish amber pour with a thin off white soapy head and light sticky lacing .... aroma of chewy caramel malts, some citrusy and piney hops, berrys and some resiny/rindy citrusy hops .... taste of sweet and chewy caramel malts, resiny hops, citrus rinds and piney hops ...... has a light dry hop to it and a slight floral hop bite .... has a light roasted malt to it and has some barleywine qualities to it .... abv hidden well

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (991) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2014
bottle. nose full of toffee and caramel with moderate citrus hop character. Dark red in color with medium white head that dissipates to leave just a fine film layer of bubbles on top. Taste is initially sweet malt followed by a hop punch that is very grassy and turns quickly bitter. Upon second sip the hops seem less aggressive but some alcohol is noted in the finish with a light warming sensation in the chest. overall, a strong malty ale with aggressive hops. My only complaint is with the style letting the malt overpower the hop flavor, but the beer is fault free and well done by the brewer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricTeusink (634) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Brought a bottle to a macro party. Didn’t share. Pours a clear read with sizable white head. Scent is bready with a touch of fruit. Taste is middling and lacking in distinction. Medium-Light Body and bubbly. Enjoyable beer. Bottle - Received in Trade

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (145) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Poured out of the bottle into a glass. Firm hoppy aroma with malty roast mixed in as well. Great looking beer in the glass! Solid 2 finger head that quickly dissipates. Taste was solid, nothing crazy awesome but very solid. Overall very good beer, would have again, wouldn’t order again though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
That1Guy (1867) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Crushed bomber with Honkeybra. Deep red pour with a fluffy white head. Dank, hoppy aroma with an annoying amount of diacetyl. Flavor is hoppy but blanketed by diacetyl and some oxidation. Decent but gotta try it again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerLvr41 (70) - Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2014
A : Beautifully clear and reddish brown color with a nice white head with a lingering head. S: Faint smells of citrus with some toffee and pine with some caramel toasty bready notes on the backend. Smell doesn’t blow you away in intensity but what I can get smells great. T: You get some citrus upfront with some piney notes, but for the most part it has a dark caramel raisin flavor with some sweetness. M: Nice mouthfeel, however pretty sweet. O: Overall, I like it. With amber ales they can be overly sweet and way too caramel forward but with this one you a nice balance with it and a slight hoppy flavor upfront.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (2576) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle, batch 311, thanks to csteele2144! Pours hazy red amber, large beige creamy head, dissipates with nice lacing Aroma is citrus, passion fruit, pine, caramel. Flavor is the same, spruce, citrus, a bit dank. Medium sweet, light plus bitter, lingering to finish. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. A tad buttery, perhaps. Pretty nice overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1046) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Rusty yellow color. Not too dark. Very hoppy aroma and taste. Citrus floral and pine. Slight red malt by not as my has most imperial reds. More of an imperial IPA with a hint of red.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (420) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle. Hoppy. Color is ruby red. Aroma is sweet, hoppy. Taste follows. Nice brew.


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