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RATINGS: 521   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2641) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 15, 2011
22oz. bottle. Aroma of piney, earthy, spicy hop combined with notes of lightly sweet, toasted caramel malt and very faint red apple fruitiness, perhaps even some faint roast, but hops are really at the forefront here. Attractive clear deep red in color with a foamy, lasting, ivory head and very fine lace to boot. Flavor profile is rather nicely balanced throughout, with subtle dark fruit and pineapple tones, dark, toasty malty sweetness, prevalent leafy, spicy hop flavors and a moderately high degree of bitterness that is mostly apparent at the long finish. Actively effervescent and lightly resinous on the palate, body is medium-full. Very drinkable and tasty, once again I am a sucker for a nice hoppy Red IPA style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1444) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2012 Appearance is a very nice dark red color. Very hoppy beer that has has taste of grapefruit and grass notes as well. Bitter and long finish, this is a great IPA from Sam Adams.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
topherh (1912) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Pours dark amber with a tan head. Aroma is caramel malt and citrusy hops. Flavor is lots of citrus and piney hop resin, light caramel, and a good bit of bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rader58 (789) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 14, 2011
22 oz bottle. Pours ruby in color. Aroma of tea leaves, pine, grapefruit, pineapple, grass. Flavor is grapefruit, tea, pine with a sweetness of molasses. Fairly bitter and dry, but not overly so.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1493) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Pours a beautiful dark red, with a nice head. Moderate bitterness when the ale hits your palate, very citrusy with strong flavor of sour grapefruit. The beer is medium to heavy bodied with a long bitter finish. Good IPA, but not for the meek, IBUs ?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4021) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Cedar nose with subtle grapefruit hints, mainly woody. Crystal clear rust, thick yellow sticky head. Cherry and oak flavor. Well balanced, quaffable. A little piney in the finish. Well hopped, but not with the varieties I’ve come to enjoy in reds/imperial reds. Despite that, I enjoyed this quite a bit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (9416) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Reddish pour, off white head. Lots of resinous hops and sticky toffee malt aroma. Flavor is much the same...a bit of diesel fuel...not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2011
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber/cranberry body with a tall rocky pinkish beige head and excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee, grapefruit, pine, roasted malt, and florals. Flavor of pine, citrus, rye, and roasted malt.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
seekingup2 (80) - - DEC 12, 2011
22oz. bottle. Great beer right from the pour. Dark red/orange color with a dense head. The aroma is fantastic and the taste is as well!! Great citrus/pine/hop balance. One of the best Red IPA i have tried!!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3360) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2011
22oz bottle Batch 1 12/12/11 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-40° in Shaker-Pours a dark amber almost brown with a small loose tan head. Aroma of hops, pine, malt, and caramel. Taste of hops, caramel, malt, and toffee. This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and goes down easy. Nice job.


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