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RATINGS: 528   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11997) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less. Fred does it again. Pours dark ruddy copper with a creamy/foamy 3 finger beige head. Citrus and pine together. How rare for my nose to be able to discern that combo. Near full bodied. Foamy carb. Flavor is mildly harsh roast malt with grapefruit, pine and some treacle notes. Arguably earthy, but maybe that’s the roast malt. Good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2412) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Very large 2 inch high head of varying sized bubbles. Reduces to a sloppy mess of foam and lace. Spicy and hoppy aroma. Lots of herbal aromas, mint, fresh cut weeds and some citrus. Color is a very dark crimson red. Light roasty and nutty malts with a strong bitter presence yet balanced very well. More herbal and earthy flavors with some crusty bread, caramel and bit of grapefruit pith bitterness late swallow. A decent IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2011
22oz bomber. Pours a clear dark amber with a fairly substantial tan head. Good lacing. Smells is of piny hops with a tiny bit of caramel from the malt. Slightly earthy as well. The taste starts off with the piney hop flavors quite pronounced but that drops off rather quickly. Malt then takes center stage with some lightly roasted caramel. Assertive hop bitterness takes hold for the finish. Overall this is a pretty solid beer. I would’ve liked the hop flavor to be as strong as the aroma but it’s a minor complaint. A good job by Sam Adams.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (5368) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle courtesy of argo0, thank you! Ruby red pour, rich red color, tiny off-white head. Aroma is grainy, with notes of pine. Flavor has a touch of grapefruit, sweet malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (14676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle courtesy of argo0, thanks! Dark and clear ruby color, large beige head. Aroma of light pine and furniture polish, not pleasant. Taste is licorice candy. Not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2917) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle from SL. Pour was amber with a big off white to faint orange head and good lacing. Aroma of ruch grapefruits, citrus, pine, caramel. Flavor followed with some faint roasted malts in there, reminding me of a revent iron hill brew, the brown haired ipa. Mouthfeel was full and well carbonated. Decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief (1838) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Spicy aroma, fluffy head. Lots of herbal hops, caramel malts and toffee. Creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrallen34 (3488) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2011
bottle... bright amber, light tan head... the aroma has tons of caramel, a Killians on steroids, a little hoppy, wet dog and socks... easy to drink nothing wrong, but not something I’d come back, had with The chairman and this was better

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2450) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Pours a two finger light cream head that fades slowly leaving an excellent lace. Nice clear red/amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Pine hop nose and flavor is pine hops with hints of caramel. $4.99 for a 22oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Deep amber/copper pour with nice tan head and lace. Aroma is reniny hops and an odd finishing aroma I can’t place, not unpleasant. Large maltiness with a caramel tone and some prefumy notes followed by an nice resiny bitter. Medium/full bodied with smooth carbonation. Odd offering but pretty good.

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