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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 155   ABV: 5.15%
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Maybe youíre not in the mood for a raspberry flavored, low carb, ice, dry maltsicle, and you certainly arenít in the mood for a Rotgutzen. You are, however, always in the mood for a Pinstripe. Brewed with caramel malts and Liberty hops, the Pinstripe has a slight fruity finish and dance.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beerbrewer85 (5) - Portales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 31, 2007 does not count
I had this beer at the Saloon in Durango, CO, where they shot the movie National Lampoons íVacationí with Chevy Chase. The scene where he and Christie Brinkley are sitting in a bar before jumping in the pool together was shot at this exact saloon. The beer was very delicious and I drank several glasses to fully enjoy the beer. Enjoy it if you can find it at a store or bar near you.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Peter4Beer (11) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2012
This is a great beer, brewed by a good bunch of guys in Durango. This should be the flagship beer

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bshotbox (12) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2012
caramel, herbs, red, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, thin feel, lively, a well balanced all day beer

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bludwig (31) - USA - APR 29, 2010
Aroma: The nose on this beer is not what I expected at all. Iím surprised, there is a definite brightness to the nose which is reminiscent of dried apricots and a slight hop aroma blended with a nice rich smelling mild malt biscuit. Appearance: Well itís called a red ale and red it is. There are some hints of an amber/brown around the edges of my glass, but that could just be the light messing with my brain (certainly not the alcohol). Although the head fades quickly there is a "thick" lace and still some bubbles up top, which in this case will keep me satisfied. Taste/Palate: This is a very mild ale. After tasting such abominations as New Belgiumís Fat Tire and Cottonwoodís ESB, I am pleasantly impressed with the very light body and smooth character of this ale. There is no cloying sweetness or terrible foot sweat character, but a nice fruity tasting malt up front which becomes slightly spicy in the middle and finishes dry. I am always impressed by a quality session beer that will stimulate the palate, not offend and leave me refreshed/ thirsty for more. Overall: Considering the aforementioned abominations, one from NC, the other from CO, it begs one to consider how such beers as Fat Tire can be ubiquitous among the bars and drinking holes of CO when wonderful, easy drinking, unoffensive ales such as this get hardly a nod. Try this ale and surprise yourself.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
keesimps (2) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2009 does not count
This is a very drinkable malty beer that pours a nice copper color. It has a nice flavor of roasted malts & finishes with a hint of the Liberty hops, but isnít too overpowering either way. A perfectly balanced beer that can easily be drunk one after another.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2005
Pours a thick, amber/orange with a fast, ecru head that left a little loviní on the glass. Wicked label bumps the appearance up to a "5" (graphix so nice, Iím forced to <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/View-User-18655.htm&g my avatar). Circular aromas run from milk chocolate malts to grapefruity hops to spicy yeast... very well-rounded, Iíd say. Flavor was smooth & rich, hopped like an IPA with caramel-coated goodness to even it out & ending with a hopcit-hit. A helluva brewski.

Pared down review: Wicked circular goodness.

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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5496) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2004
Inviting beige fomay head on a deep reddish-amber beer. Not much aroma, maybe just some light caramel tones. Flavor is mediumly bittered, smooth, with a malty sweet base. Decently balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Bottle. Light red in color, clear with a small white head. Malty and floral nose. Flavor has a wonderful malt and hop balance. Really excellent beer. I feel that it should be classified as an English Pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Amber/orange color - transparent with plentiful fine carbonation. A full off-white head with good retention and a sticky lace. Aroma is grassy with malt and caramel and a light citrus background. Flavor is lightly sweet with a mild hop finish. Palate is light bodied and mildly effervescent with a light hop presence. IMHO: a drinkable, well balanced beer -- not crudely over hopped as expected.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kevin (2037) - Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2005
copper tan pour with a nice cream colored taupe head. aroma is caramel, sweet sugar, cotton candy like, and malt, luscious malt. nice sweet flavor with some grass on the back side. chocolate notes along with a grape blowpop flavor when you hit the center like taste. an easy drinker that could easily be a staple for me if it was available locally.


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