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RATINGS: 357   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8693) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 16, 2014
> Bitter, bubbly, red apple skin tannic red ale

[ Bottle ][ 12oz ][ Costco Vista ][ $1.50- ][ Thistle ][ 7.15.14 ]
>> Pours clear amber with red core. Medium tan foam. Nose is smoked, bacon. Taste is fairly metallic, decent amount of red apple skin bitterness. Higher carbonation. Fairly dry and bitter, not cloying at all. Don’t really get any sweet potato, maybe tannic sweet potato skin. Drinkable. Small lemon finish.

>!< tannic, red apple skins

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (3617) - 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 (1048) - 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 (6743) - 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 (886) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Deep copper pour with creamy off white head. Large roasted malt and floral hop aroma. Large caramel malt with a nice finishing bitter. Good carbonation from another solid BC beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinVanBeer (113) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Bright hops, sweet malt, grass, and oil on the nose, like a fresh cut lawn. Pours a dark amber. Nice flavors of pine and a little smoke. More bitterness than a typical scottish ale. Very interesting for the style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1940) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 14, 2014
On tap at Sideways in Fayetteville. Pours a dark amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is malty and caramel. Flavor is malty and sweet with slight roast and some biscuit. Finishes dry. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (408) - - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle #3 from Beer Camp case. Better that I remember from having on tap at Thisty Monk Biltmore Pk. Pours rich, deep brown. Some head with small, lingering cap- nice lacing. Maltiness definitely comes through first - it is a scotch ale, after all, so I really shouldn’t like it as much as I do- with the Mosaic and Moteka hops pulling their weight for a just-about-right 35 IBU’s. Nutty, earthy, light grass. Hops seem to bring a bit of everything- citrus, pine, earthy, tropical.....all balanced by roasted malt and sweetness from the subtle taters. Mouthfeel is on the chewy side- adds another level of interest. Some bitterness lingering on finish - nice change from typical "scotch" ale. Pretty complex and downright delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFunGuy (715) - California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
This dark brown beer has a slightly sweet unique aroma. It has a thick smoky flavor of malts and has a unique flavor I can't out my finger on. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doofgoblin (323) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2014
For scottish ale it’s good! The aroma is really the only place I notice the sweet potato and it’s very subtle. I notice is more from the bottle than the glass. Otherwise, the aroma has many of the typical scottish character. The taste is roasty and smooth with just a slight vegetable taste. Overall, it’s definitely worth trying.

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