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RATINGS: 516   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (2478) - Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2011
22 ounce bottle, batch 1, no bottle date. Pours crystal clear dark red orange color with a nice 2 finger dense khaki head with incredible retention that reduces to thick lacing cap that lasts forever. Some nice lacing clings around the glass as well. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange, light pine, caramel, toasted malt, bread, and spiciness. Nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of big pine, orange, caramel, spices, bread, toasted malt, and honey-like sweetness. Nice amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, orange, pine, and spices on the finish that last. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy mouthfeel that drinks very easily. Great balance between sweetness and bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming on the finish. Overall this is an absolutely outstanding amber ale/IPA. So much great hoppy flavor and balance.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5796) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2011
You come-a with me, come-a with Luigi. You don’t want to sit with the rest of these scum. .. .deep ruby brown .. medium strength lacing, big head .. . maple, tree sap, bark sap, and pinecone .. . quite balanced, nice malt spine .. . jude kinda liked it .. . a tad green but enjoyable .. . .
Yeah, you see how you scum.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
Pour copper brown with beige white head good lace. Aroma earthy, citrus, resiny hops, weed, skunk, caramel, toffee quite good. Taste pine, citrus, toffee, resiny hops, caramel, earthy, roasty. MF medium chewy sticky body with nice carb. Really solid brew with terrific aroma and a really rounded and robust taste.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2011
You either love the malty syrupy flavor or not. It does seem like a cross between a UK style malty base or extract syrup that didn’t boil totally! The hops bring an assertive piney grapefruit mix to the sweet base which I really like despite the weird malty flavor I detect and think I recognize from brews I sampled in England once upon a time. There is this cinnamon spice character which others may not like but I like that too. If anyone has a clone recipe, beermail me!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (3771) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Spicy hops mix with a malty backbone in the aroma. The flavor is tangy and spicy that lead to a dry finish. Very good IPA, a bit off the beaten path and unique.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dinkle50 (943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Nice red color with a big creamy head. Aroma is citrus and sweet. Pretty sweet flavor with some roast in there. The finish is grapefruit and lingers for quite a while. Mouth feel is almost syrupy. A sugary taste comes out a bit after a few drinks. Nice lacing in the glass.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammer (1028) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Taste is pine, malt, sugar and maybe a bit of rye. Not bad, but nothing too exciting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Did not love it. Don’t know why. Dark red, viscous like the others in this new series, structured head, good lacing. Nose of sweet malts and caramel. Mouth syrupy, rather than full and pleasing. Taste of caramel and, well, bubble gum, sugar, and nondescript hops. Just did not work for me as a red IPA. Not bad as a red.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Medium brown body, tan head. Nose is caramel, alcohol, pine, a bit of mint. Flavor is caramel, minty & piney hops, honey/cotton candy sweetness. Strong bitterness dominates the finish with slightly burnt caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (1966) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Bottle. Clear dark brown/amber colored pour, a lasting 1/4 inch head and a nice nutty and spicy hop aroma. Flavor is heavy caramel, some peppery hops and finshes sweet and a little medicinal. Not bad, like a hopped up version of Boston Lager. I’d buy this again.


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