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Steel Toe Rainmaker Double Red Ale



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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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When you find yourself parched, Rainmaker brings refreshment. Brewed with caramel and dark roasted malts then doused with a torrent of hops, this double red is sure to please, no dancing required.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (6151) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle via trade. Pours an amber body with thin white head. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with notes of pine hop, fruity malts, strawberries, clean malt character, light grains and nice pleasant subdued hop profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1660) - Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2015
Tap - small foamy head, beautiful medium amber color, big grapefruit hop aroma and flavor, with a fair malt backbone, dry hop finish, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (540) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2015
poured from bomber....malt forward on nose and mouth....some caramel hops and dough flavors mixed in...i expected more....average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonmac (638) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Tap at New Bohemia in the classic bumped pint glass this place is known for. Really wish they would splurge for the actual pint glasses. Nice red appearance with about a half finger of head. Aroma has some tropical notes with a pleasant brightness. Taste has mostly bitter elements with that lingering resin aftertaste. Surprisingly very little on the malt front. Basically malts used to impact the appearance. It was initially aggressive but eases off the throttle as the consumption continues. I’m not really digging this one but you could do worse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5605) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Keg @ Steel Toe. Deep amber with a small head. Aroma of juicy fruit gum. Sweet, malt forward. Some fruit cake. Flavor of caramel dipped apples. Light citrus. A hint of pepper. Sort of chewy. Medium body, a touch oily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1695) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Bomber from Four Firkins, cellar aged a couple of months. Pours reddish amber - very clear - with an off-white head leaving spotty lacing. Aroma has stone fruits, caramel, and bread. Taste is of sweet fruits, some stone fruits, pine, toast and all solid caramelly malt base. Tangy and sweet. Medium bodied with some alcohol present. Finishes sweetly with some length. Solid, for what it is, and tasty. 13.7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (793) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Pours a nice hazy reddish copper with beige head that lasts leaving good lacing. Aroma is moderately juicy, piney hops with a little malt. Taste is resinous pine hops, with a bit of caramel malts. Scales tip towards the grapefruit hops, though, with a bitter finish. Bready malts try to balance but are firmly in the background. Not bad!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Draft at the brewery. This may have been the least interesting beer here, but still quality. There’s little aroma to speak of. They drink with a solid caramel malt, perhaps a slight sting. In short: it’s a red ale. (#5658, 8/28/2014)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stine (1649) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Dark amber pour, clear. Wooden, earthy nose. Toffee, maple, and heavily steeped, pungent black tea. Green, leafy bitterness counters quietly. Dark and firm, with the midrange notes being especially strong, while the normally louder bright hop and deep malt syrup notes are subtler.

Raspberry, red apple skin, earthy malt. It feels like it should taste husky and gruff but it doesn’t. Golden leaves and rustic wooden character. Dry caramel, pears, brown sugar. Medium-full palate, with gentle carbonation and generally dry texture.

The finish is bittersweet, candied grapefruit. This is a lovely little example. It is not outstanding in any regard, but for what it lacks: fruit cocktail sugars, iced tea astringency, and plain doughy malt. A throwback to an outdated model, that always had some merit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Huhzubendah (2944) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2014
The beer is copper/amber/orange with a mild haziness, resting under an inch or so of off white head. Aromas include pine, hops, resin, caramel malt, fruity sweetness. A hoppy red ale with bready undertones. mild bitterness in the back with a present, but not overbearing, sweetness. Medium bodied. Nothing terribly exciting, but no obviously flaws either. I had no problems finishing the bomber. Ok.

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