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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spjensen (89) - Davis, California, USA - JAN 20, 2012
On tap. It was good. Had a pleasung aroma with a slight oak and hops after taste. Light on the tounge


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (2782) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Clear red amber colour, white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Sweet flavour, toffee, butter. Sweet malty finish, caramel.
(from 35cL can @ Earl of Essex, London. Thanks for sharing, fonefan!)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (3804) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Can - Caramel and light candy floss. Cloudy copper with a decent beige head. Toffee, bitterness, cocoa and a sweet finish. Nice and sweet, but I don’t really get the hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2014
12 fl oz can. Pours hazy amber to brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted, light fruity and toasted malty. Bitter, herbal and slight teaish. Dry and bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (804) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
355ml can, pours deep amber, big caramel malt aroma, pineapple, piney hop and bitter orange hop, all works well, decent balance. Slick mouthfeel, light body, average carb.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thegreenrooster (3189) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Pour is a dark red with a huge tan head. Aroma is bready malts and a small pine hop. Flavor is a black tea, some toffee and sweet cracked malt. Finish has a bit of plastic to it and a decent bitterness. This actually got better as it warmed. Still it’s just ok, no flavor profile really stands out and the plastic aftertaste really got in the way.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (1320) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2014
Can from Cornelius. Hazy amber/brown body with a thin off-white head. Low carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of caramel, peppery biscuit and weak filter coffee. Flavour of caramel and apple. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft fizz. Milder flavour than I was expecting - quite light and refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
2nd July 2014
Can. Bright clear beer, deep red - amber, good pale cream colour head. Light palate, semi dry. Modest fine carbonation. Thin malt, mild caramel - toffee. Light thin cream. Tangy ripe orange Light dry finish brings mild bitterness. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (3096) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Can from Beers auf Europe. Pours chestnut brown, thick off-white head. Aromas of toffee, chocolate, citrus and resin. Taste is malty, bitter. Slightly thin. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bule (731) - California, USA - APR 19, 2014
12 oz can pours a deep amber color with a bit of head. Lots of maltiness and some mild hoppiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2232) - 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.


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