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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Red Cockaded Ale is named after the Red Cockaded woodpecker, an endangered species that makes it home just miles from the brewery.  Portions of the proceeds from the sale of this beer are donated to the Friends Of Texas Wildlife to help raise awareness of this species and other Texas Wildlife. This beer is deep red with a generous dose of malted rye and English crystal malts, giving the malt profile a sticky caramel property and substantial earthiness.  The beer also has massive late charges of Pacific Northwest hops, as well as being generously dry hopped, making this beer intensely hoppy, displaying citrus, pine and resin in both aroma and flavor.

dlihcsnatas' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlihcsnatas (582) - Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Hazy brown brew with a thick tan head that stics to the side of the glass. Smells of pine and caramel. Taste is simular with the addition of a dry resin. Good bitterness that does allow the caramel malts to show through. While this is a really great brew it does come with a bigger sticker price than most. Would knock down my overall due to price but since a portion is going to help our wildlife I can’t complain too much and will stick to my original overall score. I do love being outdoors and think everyone should do thier part to take care of our wildlife and stop trashing up the place.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2016 12oz can 11/30/15 (Spec’s-Addison)-48° in Shaker-Pours a darker amber with a small tan head. Aroma of hops, caramel, and malt. Taste of the same with more hops and malt on the back end. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gkeh (398) - Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Mohagany pour with a straight white head that leaves really good retention. Aroma is resin and pine, with an underlying caramel sweetness. Oak is present in the taste, as is pine and earthy hop character. Medium to full body, very dry finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (6691) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Hazy dark Amber with a thin light beige head. Sumptuous dark Amber nose with a touch of earthy floral hops. Lovely flavor with dark bitter caramel and brown sugar with leafy and floral hop resins. Amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5148) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Deep amber/brown with a khaki head. Nose is rich malts, toffee, fresh hops and pine. Chewy palate, sticky hops, thick malts, easy to drink, pine, citrus and florals

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2576) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Pours reddish amber with a thin tan head. Aroma of toffee and pine. Taste starts caramel syrup with a big kick of bitter citrus and resin as it goes down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (9226) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 26, 2014
a little sweet and malty, with pine and citrus in the nose and flavor but hidden a little under waves of malt. adequately bitter and hearty. ok, but not a favorite.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jerseyjohn71 (282) - corsicana, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2014
pine tree in a glass,, citrus, spruce, resin, earthy, caramel, cereal, red, cloudy, white foam, very bitter, lightly sour, thin feel, average carbonation, long finish, bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2387) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Pours a nice clear red color with off-white head. Pine, some caramel malt, citrus, and resin on the nose, very hoppy; follows onto the palate. Very good DIPA, plays around with being a hoppy amber too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (1820) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Decent. Strong hoppy aroma with pine standing out front. The color was brown, not the dark red as advertised with a foamy head. Good palate with some weight and good carbonation. Flavors were a harsh bitterness up front that could have been better balanced. Some rye spiciness with milder malt flavors. Nothing over the top fantastic but a good beer.

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