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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This Red Ale Rocks! Full-bodied and smooth with a sweet caramel flavor balanced with Northwest Liberty hops for a refreshing finish. IBU’s: 15 Malt: Pale, Munich, Dark & Caramel Wheat Hops: Liberty Gold Medal 2011 North American Beer Awards Irish Style Red Ale Category Gold Medal 2009 Great American Beer Festival Irish Style Red Ale Category 2009 Silver Medal North American Beer Awards


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
Draught at Kokopelli, Port Angeles
Dark amber color with creamy head. It’s just about the color, because it doesn’t have much aroma, not much flavor, and low bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2005
On tap at the brewpub
Light, vaguely caramelly aroma. Dark amber hue. Very sweet, sort of a light cherry note...where they drink amber ale and it tastes just like cherry cola. Malts are toned down, sweet and alt-ish, but ultimately this is too sweet to win my favour. I’d struggle with a pint.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Name: Ridgetop Red
Date: September 12, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear amber, scant head
Aroma: light sweet caramel malt aroma, hint of candy sweetness
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, light floral hops, light balancing bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10777) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 28, 2011
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours copper with a bubbly beige head. Aroma is sweetish caramel. Med body. Flavor starts like cola. Not very bitter. Makes me think of marzen. Does finish more bitter than not.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2005
On tap at the brewpub. Clear deep amber colour. Sweet malty caramel aroma, brown sugar, toffee, a very faint dose of earthiness as well. Flavour is quite sweet and nutty up front with a bit of herbal and spice toward the finish. A bit too sweet for my tastes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2005 Bottle pours deep amber, slightly hazy, small cream colored head, fantastic lacing, with minor carbonation.   Malts on the nose, quite biscuity.   Forwardly malty, rather smooth and sweet too.   WOW, this is really tasty!   Medium body, velvety mouthfeel, with a crisp clean finish.   This is one smooth and easy to drink amber... a nice malty flavor, slightly sweet, maybe a bit nutty... just superb!   A bit light, but as a summer seasonal it fits perfectly!


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6077) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2007
22. Grainy, hazy opaque dark amber with bright rubied highlights. Light tan sudsy film and lace. Sweet bready nose with minimal differentiation. Light body with slight carb and not much else happening on the attack. Mid-palate opens up without too much fanfare and carries through with light caramel and brown bread happening. Bit of a disappointment, really. Clean finish. The whole thing is really not very interruptive.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2011
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, red amber color with a buttery banana and caramel aroma, flavors of malty bananas, caramel, cashew butter

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (5641) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Clear amber color with ivory sheen. Nutty, soapy, tea leaf, caramel aromas. light bodied. Lightly sweet spicy caramel, nutty flavors with a tea leaf twang to finish--decent

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5590) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Bottle from Ballard Market. 21st rating of this brew. Drank while watching the Sounders game with my buddies at their place in Ballard. Light toasty aroma with some caramel malts and that was about it. Pours amber with a thin lasting foamy head. Toasty, lightly sweet caramel malt notes, and some crisp unobtrusive hops. Just kind of toned down and ’regular’, but it is an amber ale, so what more can they do with it in all reality. Well made, just nothing spectacular to rave about. Gotta appreciate consistency and the fact that there was absolutely nothing wrong with the beer. Good session amber.


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