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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
On tap at the Grad in Davis, CA. Poured a deep red color and smelled of clove and spice. Sweet malty flavor, but lack of carbonation really took away from the experience. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
poured dark ruby/mahagony-purty beer!aroma is complex and sweet with a hint of apple(?). the flavor is unique and can maybe be closest compared to an english barleywine, but actually better than most i’ve had. full bodied without being thick or cloying. if ths were bottled, i’d be searching it out. the flavor is truly special." ironically bottles not quite the same. 4.2 tap, 3.8-9 bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Amber brown color, aroma of grass, caramel, spice, lightly herbal, some bread. Medium bodied, alcohol hidden well, quite drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2869) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
11 Jan 2014, bottle. pink/orange, clear, no bubbles. nose is sweet orange and pine hops, with multi grain bread. med body and mildly fizzy. sugary malt and orange juice. pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbastard (744) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2014
22oz bottle. Lite tannish brown pour. Malty nose with some tropical fruit. Flavors are watery. Malts toast, not much hop taste. some bitterness. Doesn’t work for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (5480) - Utah, USA - SEP 24, 2013
On tap at the brewpub
Clear amber with a small off-white head and light lacing. Mild aroma of toasted malts and caramel. Flavors of toasted malts, caramel with a bitter finish
Ok, clean

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3413) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Very nice IPA thanks to SW2013, bomber, citrus, hops, piney, overall awesome

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (1414) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Poured into an imperial pint glass. Beautiful finger and half of off-white head on a dark red colored body. The aroma is nice but faint. Caramel and dry barley. The taste heavy on the malt but not too sweet. There’s a little hit of lemon bitter in the middle. It finishing long and dry. The texture is thicker with low carbonation. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
krumbum (550) - truckee, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Hazy amber color. Slight fruit to the aroma. Smooth taste with slight hop slight grain. Rinses clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deekyn (1304) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
A - filtered deep copper red with 1" head. Good lacing S-floral on the nose, with faint cloves and autumn spices. Floral quality followed by rooty vegetable. Mild honey and brown sugar too. Slight astringent and alcohol. T-floral and malty. Mild ending with subtle malty finish that lingers as it diminishes smoothly. Middle is malts and pine with vivid alcohol base. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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