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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5624) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 9, 2008
Tap @ Brewery: Auburn, light head, great lacing. Nose of light caramel and grass. Subtle yeast and some caramelly malt esters. Light fruit in the tail, dry finish. Blah.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5089) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2008
22 oz bottle, via 5000. Pours a mostly clear copper to light amber body with a slight yeast haze under a small fizzy off-white head. The nose is equally balanced between toasted, lightly caramel, maltiness and a soft perfumy floral hoppiness. The flavor is malt centered with a slightly sweet toasted grain base with just a light accent of lightly bitter hops on the finish. Mouthfeel is fairly light bodied with moderate soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty good among the arena of Amber Ales.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5062) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Bomber from Hayduke that we had over facebook chat. An opaque amber pour under a tan head of tiny bubbles. A rich malty and floral aroma. Those are tasted. Soon I begin to taste toffee as what is tasted in Russell Stover candy. This is fairly dry and has some earth in it. Some syrup. Noble hops and they are in the after taste. Also a hint of citrus. The hops give a long lasting flavor when the glass is empty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5015) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2007
Tap - Brewery
A deep reddish color with a thin head. This is there flagship brew it was nice. The malts where woody in flavor and the hops where very light. This is the true non beer drinkers beer. It is easy to drink for anyone. I can see why it is the best to the local PBR crowd. Needs more flavor for my books and just add some fun add some ornage peel or corrinader to give some life.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (4637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Smells a little funky to me. Solid red color. A bit sweet in the flavor, but not real full or flavorful. Just eh, okay.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4608) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2008
(Draught) Sampled at the Great Canadian Beer Festival 2008 in Victoria, September 7. Pours an amber body with a thin, white frothy head. Nose is very floral. Mild malt base with a flowery hop top. Good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2009
22oz bottle from riversideAK - thanks, Alex! Nice bright amber pour with a fluffy cream head. Aroma is fairly hoppy, more or less as you’d expect for a PNW brew, in this category or otherwise. Slightly thin mouthfeel but decent smooth, and more than drinkable. Semi-sweet malts are balanced nicely by grassy hops to give this one a liveliness often lacking in the style. Pretty decent.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cavie (3839) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2011
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Clear light copper color with a small amount of white head. Aroma is a bit watery, with small amount of light malts. Very faint. Flavor is dry malts and grains with a slight bit of toasted notes. Watery finish. Straightforward and smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3790) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish amber color with a moderate off white head on it. Nose is rather malty with a lot of bread and grains to it. Taste actumy has a bit of toasty caramel to it as well, which surprised me. Really interesting.


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