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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   ABV: -
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This big red ale has a rich, malt flavor, good hop balance and a unique dry-hopped finish.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockeybeerguy (1461) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Reviewed from notes. I had this in a pint glass. The appearance was a nice hazy amber to red color with a decent half finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds. The smell had a nice amount of caramel malts with a nice light bittering somewhat piney hoppiness letting itself in the aroma. The taste was a nice combination of caramel malts to bitter piney hops. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium with a decent sessionable quality about it. The carbonation was smooth yet still had a good balance to the harshness trying to pummel my mouth and tongue into submission. Overall, I say this was a great American Amber/Red Ale well worthy of having again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Draft @ the brewpub. Poured into a pint glass, almost transparent red color. Real thin white head, some lace. Nose of sweet malt and light sugar. Reminds me of an Irish Red rather than amber ale. Good amount of drinkability and would order again. Sweet and refreshing. Nice lasting finish that made me order another one. The nicer of the two brews I had on this day. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2248) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2012
Pours a dark, ruby red with a moderate off white head and good lacing. Aroma is mainly malt, caramel, earthy flavours and a small toffee. Taste is rich with the caramel and toffee. Small hop presence but was expecting more.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Bomber bottle fresh from brewery. Pours reddish amber with a bit of cloudy haze and a thick off-white head that subsides to a nice thin cover. Carmel sweet, slightly roasty, nutty malt aroma gives way to some citrusy hops and spicy notes. Flavor is surprisingly dry, but quite nice. The spice and roasty nut notes come through, as does the hop bitterness with just a bit of dry hop finishing character. Light-medium bodied, moderate carbonation, and quite smooth and creamy. Pretty nice beer!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief (1762) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Pour was dark,brownish amber...made me feel like this was an irish red. Caramel malt and a very mild hop presence. Easy drinking with no flawsan except maybe being slightly boring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (4288) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Off-white head with good retention recedes leaving scant lacing. Toasted caramel aromas. Sweet caramel and candy corn from front to back. Thin with mild roasted hops half way through the lasting finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2141) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 9, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep reddish brown color with a thinnish white head that dissipates quickly to a ring on the top. Smells of toffee and brown sugar with an herbal earthy edge. Taste is sweet bready malts with lots of toffee, and sweet sugar and a hint of butterscotch. Just enough earthy hops to cut through the sweet malts. Finish is kind of dry with a lingering toffee sweetness. Medium body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet almost sticky mouthfeel. Nice simple English style ale, I enjoyed this one quite a bit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2387) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Pours a two finger khaki head that fades very slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Nice clear red/amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light malt nose and flavor is toasted malt and a hint of caramel. $5.95 for a 22oz bottle from the brewery in Portsmouth, NH.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spelt (231) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Some alcohol in nose. Rich carmel malts tending towards molasses. Some earthy hop character in aroma too. Coppery red with respectable british style head. Good lacing. Nicely sweet with crystal malts character and just a touch of bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel. Quite nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (3619) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2009
On tap at the brew pub. Amber red in color with a small cream colored head. Aroma is of nuts, light malt, caramel and toast. Taste is similar with hints of toffee and chocolate.


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