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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3335) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 11, 2010
Pours ruby copper with a nice tan head. The aroma is very hoppy with citrus and minerals taking the lead. Candy like malts in the background balance it out, but this is a surprisingly hop forward brew. The flavor is caramel, earth, piney, citrusy. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 10, 2010
Poured dark amber brown, balanced, caramel malts, earthy and citrus hops, clean finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leiris (1) - Davis, USA - MAR 15, 2010 does not count
Nice, fairly hoppy, red ale. Red ales arenít normally my thing, but I picked this up because I typically canít find Rubicons at my grocery store, and I was pleasantly surprised. A well balanced ale; coppery taste and smell, some honey and caramel in there, not too sweet or malty; rich all around. Not your typical red ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Appearance: Pours a clear dark red. Atop, sits a big dense tan head. Aroma: Citrusy Amarillo type dry hopping, caramel and red apple skins. Taste: Spicy sweet malt, burnt sugar, and a mild but noticeable hop bitterness that lingers. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and a tad creamy. Overall: A really nice red ale. Please donít let the name fool you, this is much better than your typical Irish red. The malts are nicer, and that California kiss of hops takes it from good to great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Nice clear bright red amber with a creamy off white head. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet tart and earthy taste with grain and sugar notes but a little watery on the back end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6606) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 13, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Pours reddish brown with a thin beige head and a strong citrus aroma. There is a sharp hopped up caramel malt flavor with a very dry finish. Nice recipe.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11276) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Color is dark amber/brown with reddish tinges. Very slight off-white head. Rich malty aroma with a touch of citrus? Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is caramel with a lot of something like cascade/citrus for hop. Very nice. Very balanced. Finishes with roast and hop bitter. Really quite good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Draft. Copper/bronze beer with a light tan head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and light summer fruit flavor with light malt. Medium body. OK bitterness, but great hop flavor. Grapefruit and light malt linger.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2008
From a Big 3 Liter bottle from the Brewers. Talked to a brewer and I really have to say this was really enjoyable. Pours dark red with a tan head. Nose is super awesome and very nice reminiscent of nelson, smells like super citrus orange juice. Taste is malty and sweet and nice and hoppy and nice and big. Glad to try it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3390) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 27, 2008
On tap at the brewpub in Sacramento. This came in the glass a really rich red color, with a light pink head and light lacing Hops greet you in the nose and smell like citrus and pine. Very nice clean mouthfeel. Flavor is mostly bitter hops, and the finish is bitter also. Really easy to drink.


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