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RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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2014 Beer Camp Across America Release.

The Asheville area is a brewing hotspot nestled in the mountains of North Carolina. Tater Ridge was brewed by something of a craft beer super group made up of members of the Asheville Brewers Alliance. We’re fortunate to call these passionate and talented brewers our neighbors, and we hope this unique ale will be the first of many collaborations to come.

We’ve made plenty of new friends in the nearly 30-strong Asheville Brewers Alliance (ABA) since we started brewing in North Carolina. Two of whom—John Stuart of Green Man Brewery and Luke Dickinson of Wicked Weed Brewing—led this collaboration recipe and work tirelessly to bring creativity and a deep-seated love of locally made craft beer to the Appalachian Mountains.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsandman (409) - New York, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Pours a dark brown/copper, minimalist tan head. Aroma of manure, sweet caramel, earthy malts & faint hop. Flavor is sweet dark fruits, earthy malt, caramel, fairly sweet, some earthy hop on finish. Med/very sweet, fullish body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3079) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2014
The aroma exhibits a bit of cocoa and yeast along with some fruity maltiness. This beer pours a cloudy brown color and retains a decent khaki - colored head. the flavor has that same fruiy maltiness up front along with some dry dark roasted malt flavors followed by a kick of spicu and herbal hops. The bitternrss level seems a bit high for the style, but i guea rhats qhat everybody else likes now. The flavor seems muted at first, so I hope it improves as it warms. Average body and mouthfeel. As it stands from the first pass, this beer is just merely good and doesn’t stand out in my mind in any way. Seems more like an India Brown Ale...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (954) - USA - DEC 23, 2014
Dark amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is mildly sweet, somewhat reminiscent of sweet potatoes. Flavor is sweet malt with very mild smokiness. Could use a little more body to fill it out. Wife: 3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3473) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 15, 2014
The was shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours dark amber with a beige head an excellent lacing. Nose of roasted malts, sugar, and a hint of he sweet potato. Medium plus body. Flavor is malty with a lot of sugar, and small amount of hop showing. The finish is sweet. Kind of like a cross between Barley Wine and ESB. Nothing at all wrong with it and I keep looking for something else to appear but it never does..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3939) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2014
12 oz bottle. Brown with an average sized beige head. Aroma is of sweet potato, potato skins, cola, brown sugar, and roasted malts. Taste is of cola, sweet potato, roasted malts, cocoa, and toast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4172) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. The look is reddish, brick orange color, beige colored head, and clear. The smell is caramel, veggie, sweet potato, malt, toast. The taste is hops, fruit, veggie, caramel, a certain richness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aggiebob (29) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Light brown that has a smooth slightly sweet taste that does not linger. Draft poured with minimal head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (3667) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle: Poured a murky brown orange with a thin off white head. Aroma is light hops. Taste is hoppy upfront with some malt and tingle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayb0 (1052) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2014
This was good and gets points for creativity but since its billed as scottish ale I wasn’t overly satisfied. I was hoping, well, for a scotch ale but it didn’t come across that way to me, lacking the heartiness and some of the malt sweetness. Still, not a bad beer, drinkable and sort of interesting,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6991) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear copper tinged brown with a large light tan head. Spicy malt and a touch of nutty sweetness on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet caramel and a hint of chocolate, smooth and warm with some alcohol peeking through. Warm malt and a touch of sweetness. Not sure if I would have noticed sweet potatoes blind, but looking for it I certainly get it. Slow finish with some more warm malt and a bit more sweetness. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm635 (887) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Pours crystal clear and copper in color with a thin white head. Aroma of strong caramel and light smoke. The sweet potatoes are there but not obvious, an appropriate level in my opinion. Nice, interesting beer.

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