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RATINGS: 518   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
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This wily red IPA gets its character from the Tasmanian hops that are full of grapefruit, pine and earthy notes creating a bold flavor that threads throughout the taste. The hops are balanced by a core of roasty malts that give this brew body and richness with hints of toffee. This flavorful brew is rounded and smooth with a dry and citrusy hop finish.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
1guywith_aboat (227) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Aroma is earthy, dirty grapefruit hop and rich toasty malt. Thick off white head with tremendous lacing. Flavor is roasted malt, earthy, herbal hop, kind of medicinal. Sticky, thin mouthfeel. Aroma and appearance is 100% incredible. Flavor, however, is a little off-putting. I’d still say this is a pretty good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nakedwhendrunk (2079) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a dark brown body and gives a thick foamy off-white head that leaves slightly thick lacing that evenutally spider webs and thins out after about a minute. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen. The smell had a combination of caramel and malts with a slight presence of fig, slight hops try to stand up here and there. The taste had a sweet malty presence surrounded with the fig, caramel and some slight hops try to stand up again but remain mostly subdued. The palate was about a medium with a smooth creamy feel that comes out really easy on the tongue, sessionable. Overall, I really like this. Since I’m a fan of browns and reds, I see some similarities from them fused into this brew. The IPA qualities that come out show the complexity of this brew. No doubt I would get this again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (904) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Clear red color, small white head. Mild pine and hops aroma. Light hop flavor with a slightly watery finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (355) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Small head, deep reddish Brown color, not much of an aroma but a delicious flavor with fruit and hops. Bitterness is slight, finishes smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (651) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Aroma of hops and grapefruit rind, reddish brown colour. Bitter taste of citrus zest with a bitter oily taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (128) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Pours deep brownish red. 1+ finger light brown head with moderate lacing. Medium body with hints of caramel, dark bread and nuts, Moderate bitterness balances nicely with the malts. Long finish with more caramel, toffee and some lingering herbal bitterness. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phildorsey (159) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2014
1pint 6oz. Btl. Pours a gorgeous dark reddish color, frothy and fizzy. Aroma is light but pine and fruity hints are present. Taste is lively, bitter and hoppy. Tingles the palate. Finish is pleasant and true to red IPAs. Great beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Impressive large, thick head that settles slowly. The broth is ruby red in color where plenty of light shines through. Clear. Good ring lace. Good hop bite to the nose. There’s an unusual earthy smell I wasn’t expecting. I categorize this as "funky". The flavor matches the smell. The malt comes across as dry, earthy and almost astringent. Good hop presence in the swallow. The aftertaste is long lasting and very well balanced. The body and carbonation are predictable for the style.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paynis (42) - Saco, Maine, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Love the red color... Balanced... Not bitter... Not hoppy... Nice malty character with caramel notes and a hint of smokiness... Unique and full bodied ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrymel (1502) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Batch No.1 (Oct, 2011?) A: Cola colored with red hues below a full finger of latte foam and spotty lace. Excellent clarity. S: Tea, citrus, resin, Spice (cumin?) over an english style malt bill. T: Sweet and malty with some spice (nearly rye spicy) not much hop character in the flavor (similar to the Dub IPA, third voyage IIRC). Pretty simple. M: heavy and light carb with a thick slick finish. Spot on. O: Not bad, wouldn’t be my first choice for a red, or even my top five. Needs more balance between the amount of hops offered in the olfactory which doesn’t carry into the tastebuds. Serving type: bottle 11-27-2011


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