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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Brewed using Cascade, Columbus and Chinook hops, California Grown malted barley and crystal malt. A mild caramel sweetness gives way to a fresh pine & grapefruit citrus note and balanced bitterness for a dry and refreshing but flavorful ale.

In the past, this beer is brewed by Peter Hoey using Hoppy Brewing Company’s equipment for Ruhstaller.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2212) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2014
(StLCoB tasting) red brown with off white head. Malt and just a hint of pine in the aroma. Flavor is caramel malt, some pine hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crafty_Bastard (7) - Roseville, California, USA - FEB 12, 2014 does not count
Beautiful rich red / brown color. Average head, slightly frothy, Good initial hop flavor, decent malt finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Clear amber color with fleeting ivory head. Pine, floral, caramel aromas. Medium bodied. Weak caramel, toast flavors with a pine hop bitterness___ok

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (140) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
On tap at Gott’s Roadside in Palo Alto, CA. Pours a lovely red amber. Smells of fruited malts and hops. Tastes of mild fruit teas, honey, pine, malts. Overall a very enjoyable and sessionable malted IPA-like quality without being over-the-top.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 10, 2013
22 oz bomber given to me by my in-laws. The pour is a hazed copper brown with a one inch light tan head. The aroma is slightly spiced grass hops, along with a bit of caramel cracker malt. The taste is a subdued balance between the grassy hops and the mildly sweet cracker malt. The palate is light to medium bodied with a bit of a harsh carbonation, with a mineral grain finish. Nice enough.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle shared by GT. Amber colored pour with a white head. Floral and some citrus peel hops on the nose. Toffee, toast, cardboard, and tea. Kind of bland. The flavor is heavy on the tea and cardboard. Hints of toffee, plum, citrus peel, and floral hops.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
651mL from Total Wine Rancho. Pours a clear, deep red with weak tan foam. Nose is dusty, nutty, unsweetened raspberry tea. Taste is watery, raspberry tea. Weak palate with paper and unsweet tea. Disappointing. I think I’ll stick to their Golden Ale and Lager.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
philtom15 (54) - Kansas, USA - JUN 23, 2013
This is a nice version of a hoppy red ale, well balanced with a nice crisp finish. An easier drink with the 5.6% abv.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joet (2055) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Pours a clear deep amber with rocky head of fine off white foam. Rich Maillard medium-deep caramels dominate the aroma and are followed closely by pine and grapefruit aromas, some bitter dust, lightly creamy feel, slightly sweet, bits of cereal and biscuit. This is strong food companion candidate that would play well with fruity, acetic, citrusy salads as well as well crusted steaks, smokey barbecue and fatty pizza. Also like the sub 6 ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3752) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Bomber from Bhensonb. Nose is caramel, light citrus, and a spicy note. Red orange with a big, long lasting beige head. Flavor is white peppery, light bitterness, and a slight lemony tartness.


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