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Great Lakes Rally Drum Red Ale



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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Rally Drum Red Ale is an American Red Ale, a modern non-traditional style borrowing heavily from characteristics associated with more classical styles such as “pale ales” or “bitters.” This unfiltered copper-colored ale is brewed with a blend of Harrington 2-Row Base Malt, Crystal 77, and Special Roast malts, yielding a toasty layered complexity. Cascade and Simcoe hops add bitterness and aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkSachon (949) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Draft at Hough’s in Pittsburgh. Nothing to rave about here and disappointed that Great Lakes has been dragging through the mud of late. Hope they get better down the road.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PanMarek (267) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Piney and citrusy nose that is overcome by caramel malts. Dark reddish with thick, off-white head. Taste has similar effect, moderate hoppy notes, mostly piney that give way to caramel malts. Slippery on the tongue. Never quite commits to the bitterness or the sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1552) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2016
On tap at whole foods. Nice dark or anguish amber. A little cloudy. Good balance and I like the style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
weihenweizen (3187) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2016
On tap at P&P Charleston. Clear Amber with medium beige head. Aroma is herbal hops, medium body, lower carbonation, and a little lacing. Taste is piney hops , some slightly roasted hops, and bitter finish. Not my thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (4200) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2016
On tap at Brunzies (7/18/15). Mild grain mash aroma an not much else. Coppery amber clear with thin lacing off-white head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Clean ale with mild grain and caramel, neutral hop bitterness. Nutty sweet finish and light bitter after.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2016
4oz draft. Amber with small lite tan head. Bread and grains, caramel malt. Flavor is off, with some wet cardboard. Nope.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pkbites (871) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Deeper amber pour with frothy off white head. VERY hoppy. On tap at RAYS in Milwaukee. Try it. You’ll like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (5476) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Draft pour. The beer is a clear amber with a white head. The aroma has vanilla and toffee notes. The taste is moderately sweet. Medium body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LinusStick (3252) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2015
A good middle of the road beer. Aroma was burnt caramel, stale beer and earthy hops. Pour was a nice dark gold with a one finger off white head. Taste was a little disappointing. Thin and watery...almost like a Stone Arrogant Bastard with less flavor. Decent carbonation. Drinkable at best

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (7702) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Light barley aroma freaky consistency. Hazy amber pour with good head and lacing. Crisp barley finish. Tap at whole foods.

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