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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This is the real red ale! Dark crystal malts and lots of Irish Northdown and Centennial hops come together to create this strong hoppy ale. Dry hopping in the finishing tanks add the final touch.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (859) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Fresh hops and raisin filled malts come through on the aroma. Deep, smokey brown color with a small foam. Relatively thick, dark malts upfront with subtle, grassy hops floating about in the back. Strong carbonation and full bodied. Overall, this is a good quality brew with primarily malty flavors and a subtle boozey finish. I’d give this an A rating.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (2591) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle from SED. Ruby with a tan head that settles into a thin film. Aroma is citrus hop. Flavour starts with a little malt but quickly drifts into bitter hop. Fruity and dry bitter palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbutler1 (1356) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Bottle. As expected this pours a deep copper red color (surprise!) with a light tan head that slowly settles to collar around the glass. I am a little surprised in the nose as it has a nice citrus hoppy note along with caramel. Medium/light mouthfeel. Caramel, slight roast, apple, and a little citrus rind round this fella out. Slight lingering bitterness. No real notes of the 7%. Overall, a decent beer that overdelivered on my expectations. I would like the mouthfeel a tish heavier on it though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnoel09 (442) - Elk Grove, California, USA - APR 1, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. Color is a ruby brown with tan head that quickly fades. Aroma is malty with strong hop notes as well. Flavor is smooth and malty on the start but finishes with a slight hop bitterness and light hop flavor. Medium bodied and slightly creamy mouthfeel. Overall a good Irish ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thetmaxx (752) - West Sacramento, California, USA - APR 1, 2011
Poured from a 22oz. bottle. Colour is dark amber. Decent off white head. Aroma is of hops primarily, malt secondarily. Flavour is malty up front, and bitter dry in the back. Mouth feel is medium full body, with a dry finish. Overall not what I would classify as a Red, More of a IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5042) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2011
Thanks to Hayduke for sending this my way. Enjoyed it with him and his brother Rick via Facebook chat. This beer looks like a cola with the dark brown and red color. Its head looks like a root beer but it doesn’t last as long. Soft aromatic and spicy hops lead the aroma. Only later does malt show up. The flavor begins with the expected rich malt but then those hops show up. They are pine and citrus and grow as the beer warms. The malt begins to resemble rye and this beer becomes much like a rye IPA. The hops were a very pleasant surprise and made this beer delightfully multi-faceted and very tasty. Thanks Ron!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1081) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 24, 2011
In cask at Monk’s Kettle. Pours a very hazy amber with off-white head that dissapates quickly. Aroma of biscuity malt - you can taste it by the smell. Think meadow of sweet malt. Medium mouthfeel is very well-rounded and coating. Slightly sweet malt gives way on the mid-palate to cereal and grain malts, with strong, spicy hops. Lingering bitterness with sweet malt on the lips.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Bomber; thanks to bhensonb for the bonus bottle; pours clear and deep reddish brown with thin creamy white head to the edges; caramel malts on the nose mixed with some raw orange peels, wheat, hop spices and dried fruit; lots of fruit comes out on the nose mixed with dry hops; light flavors of caramel malt and citrus; smooth, malty and healthy does of pine and citrus hops; mild creamy texture and easy drinking as expected; but has a nice depth to it that you wouldn’t expect; a well crafted and damn tasty complex and hoppy red ale; yum

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2010
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured deep amber with a beige head. aroma was cured ham, slight hops, and caramel. flavor was caramel, grain, and slight pine. medium body with medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Pours a mostly clear reddish amber with a creamy off white head. Nice nose of caramel malts and light piny and herbal hops. Light - medium sweet on the palate.


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