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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
2008 9.2% 2010- 7.5%

First brewed in 1995 on the day Jerry Garcia Died, and is named after one of his guitars. This complex multi grain ale is made with a blend of ten types of malted barley. The spicy hop character comes from select German and Czech Hops. Served unfiltered to allow maximum flavors for your enjoyment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Pours a deep ruby red with a ft dollop of cloudy white. Aroma is subtle yet complex blend of toasted bread crust, rich caramel, peppery rye, and citrus (lemon zest?). Big, smooth and balanced with flavors of roasty malt, sweet caramel, some light fruitiness (blackberry?) and lemon peel. Finish is smooth with a slight bitterness that lingers pleasantly. Give me some blue cheese!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Tap. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, sweet candied dry fruit, and dank hops. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, dried fruity esters and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (5751) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 22, 2012
On draft at Tap 25. It pours a dark reddish copper color with a thin orange head. The aroma has some light notes of syrup and molasses with some fruit and a touch of hops. The flavor has a good balance of tropical fruity hop and some dense syrupy molasses like malt. A little spicy hop near the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sublym (78) - Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Ok, my bottle says 7.5 abv not 9.2 but ok, this poured a dark amber color with a thick, rether large foamy head , the aroma was that or a typical amber or red beer except with a hint of hop bitterness. Im not a huge fan of reds and ambers but some hybrids such as this are infusing more hops into the beer which is good news for me. If not for the hop addition I might not care for this beer, its good, id drink it anytime, but it might not be up there on my top lists. Reminds me of tenya breweries red ryder but not quite as good. Bonus points for putting a skull on the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9004) - Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2012
22 oz. bottle received in a trade. Pours a deep copper color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma had sweet malts, ripe fruits and a strong dose of herbs and spices, the pine stood out. The flavor had a strange blend of herbs, pine and sweet malts with an oily texture. This beer was strange and I would probably not seek it out again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2011
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured amber with a beige head. aroma was fruity, spice, and rubber. flavor was pine, spice, and floral notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2011
bomber bought from bevmo. Looks very red. smells very red. Tastes very red and of roasted barley. Some spicy hops in there. Overall 7 of 10.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2011
bottle... medium brown very thin tan head, gone right away... nose is way to strong, alcohol, pine needles, bo and a touch of paint, not good... omg, the taste is even worse, thin, pine needles, alcohol, and chemicals... horrendous, pass

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6054) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2011
(22oz bomber thanks to ericandersnavy) clear copper with a lasting film of soapy white bubbles. Nose of brett, floral, rose, white pepper. Taste of berries, white pepper, florals, candi sugar. Creamy oily body with a great linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Sampled in the 22oz bottle. Pours amber red with a thin lacey head. Served ice cold and was delicious. Really well made. Looking forward to more from this brewer.

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