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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19307) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2006
Bottled. Clear nut brown. Grapefruity hop aroma. Sweetish and roasty. Extremely hoppy for an Irish ale. The mouthfeel is lightly soapy and the finish has aromatic orangey tones and medium bitterness. Not to style, but a damn good beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2006
Bright amber-red colour. Big floral peachy aroma with a light caramel malt note. Rich hoppy, malty flavour. There is nothing Irish in these orangey bitter hops. Deceptive strength. Pretty damn good American red ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit, grass, orange, and caramel. Flavor of grass, pine, earth, and light roasted malt.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10902) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a hazy red body and a very small tan head. Aroma of malt, honey, caramel. Smells like a super faded IPA to be real honest (super sweet with some oxidized and very faded hops). Slightly grassy. Taste is grass, carmel, bread with an odd and sharp off-flavor in the finish. Light bubbles.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle thanks to The Cad.
Bright red amber with a good off white head. Very good US hoppy snout with some very pleasing caramel malt in the background. Similar flavour. A little one dimensional but good to drink. Nothing Irish nor red about it if you ask me but it’s a good all rounder all the same. Big bready finish with an assertive bitterness.
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6849) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6418) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (6069) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bomber. This must be aged. Bought it on sale for $1.99/bomber. I’m smelling a little cardboard. Crystal malts are there. Would love to try it fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5650) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a hazy orangish-brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is resiny hops with some caramel malts. The flavor is similar with toffee and caramel malts which are balanced with the resiny hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.


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