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Great Lakes Rally Drum Red Ale

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2200) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2014
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Hazy amber brown color with a long-lasting 1" beige head, full sheet of lace. Aroma smells sharply of citrus hops. Taste is full-bodied lightly toasted caramel malt that adds citrus bitters on the swallow, then finishes with a bump of sweet malt followed by lingering bittering. Nothing unusual here, but it is balanced, appealing, and easy to drink, laying light on the stomach. Good stuff.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
outlawskies (430) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says it was awfully hoppy. Not a Julie beer. Taste like most of great lack bears. 1.5 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RussianDragon (506) - - JUN 26, 2014
On tap at Whole Foods. Pours a clear light reddish color with lasting beige head and active carbonation. Aroma is mild, caramel malts, bready ale complexity. Flavor is same, with sweet toasted but complexity and caramel sweetness with hints of brown sugar. Medium bodied, roasted malt in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daytonbeer (654) - Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Pours brown with red and orange hue. White head and no lacing. Very unique brew. Aroma of toasted malts and dank...interesting. Taste is alittle thin, but again surprises me with a moderately dark roasted malts, hint of sweet caramel, and ends with tons of dry bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sturmthis (594) - Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Growler pour. Cooper color with a nice one finger head. Hoppy aroma. Tastes of slight hops, biscuit and ends bitter. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (3011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Red pour from draft at Vaughn's. Tangy bitter earthy malty taste. Slightly fruit. Decent. Not my favorite red

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2730) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Pint at Ruckus Pizza Morrisville. Good aroma sweet. Malty lite citrus. Bronzeorange color. Good head and lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body. Smooth creamy mouthfeel litely bitter sweet finish. Its good. Better rush average Amber.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (1339) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2014
A really tasty read ale from Great Lakes. Really malty and hoppy. Has a bitter finish and pours a deep red in color had at dark lord daybbb ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2014
Draft served in a pint glass at HalfCut. Pours a clear reddish amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasty and sweet and biscuit malts, dried leaves, earth, and a bit of toffee. The malts aren’t as dominant in the flavor, which has a lingering earthy hop note along with all of the above. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a bitter, malty mouthfeel. Good amber ale.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopsythe (46) - - APR 6, 2014
Draft. Orangish red with an off white head. Aroma of berries and lemon. Nothing really special upfront. Middle is grapefruit brine with a slight bitter citrus note at the end. A perfect ale to watch the Tribe. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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