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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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"Hoppy Red Ale"


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2010
(12oz bottle, 2009 vintage, courtesy of travita) Pours a golden body with a small white head. Aroma of herbs, grass, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, pine, herbs, caramel malt, and grass with a dry, bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2010
Tap at Pony Bar. Nice brew here. Would make an excellent sessioner. Pours a nifty amber-red with a crisp, white head. Nose is moderately hoppy. Flavor is a nice mix of rich malts and bitter hops. Lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Solid.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (8850) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2012
Reddish pour, off white head. simple nose of honey and some herbal/citrusy hops. Flavor shows the alcohol, some toffee notes, toasted grain, and hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7813) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle thanks to travita. Pours with an orange body and a white head. Aroma of caramel, dryness and some alcohol. Taste is caramel, dryer sheets, and something that I cannot read from my notes. Creamy bubbles, dry mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Draft notes from 4Q 09. Pours coppery ruby with off white head. Nose is c malty, with big resiny hops, some dark fruit. Tastes rsiny, hoppy, with a solid c malt bill and some red wine grapey flavors. Well balanced as usual from Stoudt’s.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2010
My Bottom Line:
Caramelized cereals and lasting herbal hop bitterness make up most of this Amber Ale’s friendly flavor profile.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the translucent amber.
-This is very drinkable due to the body’s leanness and the soft bubbling.
-The hop bitterness is bolder than I would have expected for such an approachable brew.
-The malt profile is pretty linear.
-This starts as though it is in the Sam Adams line of Winter brews (quenching and easygoing), but that finish is definitely geared towards craft beer lovers. A strange idea perhaps, but very well executed.

Bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2011
On tap at the Beechtree. Pours a clear ruby orange amber with a nice clean beige head. Sweet toast and malt on the nose. Crisp and malty with some sweet malt. Nice and sessionable, if not a little dull. Good spicyness and toast, with some spice bitterness on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
bottle, thanks to travita, clear amber with white foam, hop and caramel aroma, bready malts and caramel flavor, slight bitter finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Draft. Pours an orange amber body with a white head. Fruity aroma with some light grain and fluffy vanilla notes. A light nutty body with some dark fruit with a creamy body with no real spices to speak of. Decent session ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2010
Tap at BT> Pours a medium bright amber with a thin lasitng head. Aroma is fairly hoppy mostly citrus with some pine orange zest and grapefruit with a caramel toffee malt backbone. Flavor is toast, caramel nutty, carapils, crystal, with earth, citrus, pine and orange zest and a clean finish. Ok,


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