Sweetwater Tavern Rode Hard Ale
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Aggressively hopped IPA fermented with a Belgian yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2013
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2013. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity peachy hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty peachy hoppy grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy biter peachy grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9729) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
Gravity dispense at GBBF ’13, 15/08/13. Hazed golden amber with a thin off white head. Nose is hops, light fruits, Belgian yeast esters, citrus tang. Taste comprises subtle hops, orange pith, light yeast, sugars, toasted malts. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2035) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2013
Cask at The Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured a hazy orange with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon zest, pepper and grass. Grapefruit flavours with tinned peach and cloves. Yeasty notes on palate with some dry grain and hop resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15855) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
15th August 2013
GBBF Day 3. Hazy gold beer, small white head. Semi dry palate. Nice orange marmalade hops with a touch of lemon. Light dry finish. Good stuff but possibly tasting muted after Molotov Hoptail!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1861) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
Cask at GBBF 2013. Pours a slightly murky pale brown colour. Nice pineapple, mango, tropical fruit aroma, juicy with a bit of fustiness. Medium body, sweet, pretty dry. More fruit in the taste, medium bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11349) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
Cask at GBBF 2013. Hazy golden/copper beer with a small offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma, woody, mango, hay, citrus, biscuits, some floral notes. Hoppy grassy flavor, yeast notes, spicy, hay, floral notes. Hoppy fruity finish with yeast notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (3662) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2013
Cask at gbbf 2013. Gazed orange loose steadfast white head Peppery hop yeast lemon aroma. Flavour is lemon orange corrianfer and good saison yeast. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31650) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2013
From cask. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is peachy, citrusy and light grapefruity. Smooth fruity, mango, peaches and grapefruit. Bitter, bone dry into the finish, persisting hopsfruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadRobin (2035) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 31, 2013
On tap 5 oz. sampler at Sweetwater Tavern in Centreville, VA. Clear, sparkling, bright golden-yellow with a nice off-white head and excellent lacing. Modest aroma of pine, caramel, bread, citrus and light fruit. Taste of fruit, citrus, caramel and pine. Medium/light body and low/medium carbonization. This brew bears very little resemblance to a West Coast IPA and the effect of the Belgian yeast is not particularly pronounced. Why are so many Sweetwater Tavern brews so insipid? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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