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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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No one can deny the beer climate is changing. Extreme bittering patterns and massive flavor oscillations are the new normal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1592) - Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Location/Date:Can on 12/24/2013.

Appearance: Pours an orange red with light white head.
Aroma: Aroma of pine, light caramel.
Taste: Medium bitterness, lots of caramel, faint grapefruit.
Palate:Medium body, lightly creamy texture, faint carbonation, lingering aftertaste.

Summary: This is a really nice beer. Definitely leans more on the amber style than "red ipa" due to thinkness of the palate, but overall a nice tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5341) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Can. This is the 7% ABV version. Dark amber with a medium, foamy tan head. Aroma is strong floral and citrus hops with caramel, toasted malt and light earthy hops. Taste is strong citrus, floral hops, hints of tropical fruit, caramel, light toffee toasted malt and soft earthy hop notes. Body is medium and slightly resinous with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more citrus, floral hops, fresh wet hops, caramel, toasted malt notes, light toffee tea leaves and light nuttiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2013
On tap at Landmark 1800. Hazed amber with a creamy beige wispy crown. Aroma of pine, floral hops, caramel and some tropical fruit beneath. Taste is a mix of the hops with floral, mango, mild citrus and light pine balanced out by sweeter malts and a moderate bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chribban (205) - SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2013
I got a fourpack at Total Wine & More, Boynton Beach, Florida. this is my first Sixpoint ever and Iím NOT dissapointed! Hazy, amber/red, beer with a two finger high head. Nose: Tropical fruit, grapefruit, orange peel and hops. Taste: Grapefruit, caramel, pine and citrus. A great bitternes at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10455) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
A lightly hazed amber ale with a thick frothy mocha head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with fruity notes, floral hops, grapefruit pulp, nice. In mouth, a nice caramel malt with light treacle, grapefruit pulp, floral hops and alcohol warmth. On tap at Kumaís Too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1389) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2013
12 ounce can, best before 27 Mar 2014. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy dark orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention is good, and thereís a lot of lacing left behind on the glass. The brew smells like citrusy (grapefruit, orange peel) and herbal hops, bready malt, and some caramel. I think the taste follows the aroma, but thereís also some light piney hops noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick with moderate carbonation. I thought it was a good hoppy brew. $8.99 a 4-pack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4376) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Tall skinny can - these always make me feel like Iím getting less than 12 ounces. Oaky, amber-gold. Mostly clear, if not. Dense, oatmeal head. Edgy kumquat peel aroma with caramel and resin, light diacetyl. Dryish and starchy, stiff hopping, implied ginger notes - flavor wasnít quite as rich and inviting as the aroma. Mouthy/frothy with a citrus and bitter aftertaste that ends up a little buttery. ABC, Bull Run.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (559) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2014 12 oz can poured into a shaker. Smells buttery and earthy, has some faint hoppy / spicy aroma sneaking in on the back-end, but the sweetness definitely dominates. Pours hazy on the orange side of amber with a thick and foamy eggshell-colored head, lacing is a bit uneven - both large and small lace is present. The taste is medium caramel sweetness with a bit of hoppy bitterness at the swallow. Thereís also a citrus presence throughout the drink, but I canít quite place it - another review mentioned grapefruit, which seems fair. Relatively light body (considering the caramel / malty flavoring) which finishes creamy smooth with very little (if any) carbonation; however, some of the hoppiness sticks around at the finish; not overwhelming like some IPAís, but the faint, thin grassy coating of the mouth is reminiscent; in fact, depending on food pairings, it may be beneficial. Thereís an interesting umami-cheesy flavor (think aged parmesan) that pops up about mid drink as it begins to warms - Iím still relatively undecided on it, but it does give this beer a uniqueness to it. Overall, a drinkable session beer - careful though, that 7% has a way of sneaking up on ya. Itís relatively mild overall - some sweetness, but not overwhelming - so a good one to bring to a party, and surely a crowd pleaser.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2681) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2013
From the can. Light brown pour with a thick off white head. Big malt body with a big citrus hop bitterness. Pungent citrus hop aroma. Big beer, very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPAsavedMYlife (345) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Aroma: Nice juicy fresh pine, centennial, maybe some simcoe and some others in the background. Appearance: Nice golden hazy orange, lots of hop sediment. Long lasting head. Taste: Lots of caramel and bready notes, lots of acidity from high alpha hops through the middle. Ends dry and bitter, but not over the top. Mechanically, a nice beer, doesnít have me wanting another though. Throaty, needs to be more smooth. Enjoyability: 3/5.

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