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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Combining the the ultra fruity, citrus hop notes of Simcoe and Summit hops and the caramel/munich malt backbone typical of a Red Ale make this IPA a step "out of the box" compared to typical IPAs. 60IBU


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fromred2green (187) - , Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours a red-orange with a tinge of brown. Nice foamy head. Subtle hop aroma. Many flavors are present in this brew - first, the malty, red ale flavor, then a hop finish. This brew does not have a crisp, bitter hoppy taste that many would expect with an IPA. Rather, this is almost a hybrid between a red ale and an IPA with the malty flavor present and the less bitter finish. I find it interesting and with a try; great beer even if it doesn’t fit smoothly into accepted styles.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4198) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours a clear orange with some creamy, white head. Nose is so so, citrus, malty, honey, orange, pine. Flavor has some orange, metal, malt, pine, root veg. Malty finish. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3692) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Backlog of ratings. Thanks to someone at one of bu11zeye’s tastings. The smell is hops, pepper, pine, and caramel. the look is golden in color, off white to beige colored head. Clear. The taste is hops, spice, pepper, earth, and pine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zsb19 (152) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Pours dark amber/brown almost like cola with medium beige head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt with a faint hint of citrusy hops. Taste is sweet caramel malt upfront with some citrusy hop notes in the follow through. Aftertaste is lingering citrus and floral hops. Palate is thin and somewhat sticky. Overall pretty solid red IPA, but doesn’t stand out.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Amber red with a small off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, grass and tropical fruits. Taste is of citrus and grain.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (2455) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown pour with tan head. Spice, earthy, rye, and light hop aromas. Flavor is rye, with some lighter citrus, earthy hops, and spice tones. #backlogstarted

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pottygok (413) - Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Aroma: Floral hops with hints of spice Appearance: Clear amber with thin head Taste: Light bitterness throughout, but watery. Palate: Light body, watery texture, average carbonation, no finish Overall: Tastes like a solid beer that got extremely watered down--very disappointing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle from Belmont Party Supply, Dayton. A treat to try TBK’s rendition of a hoppy red ale, and they did the job quite nicely I have to say. Very clear and bright pour, lustrous head on the deep copper. Sweet but unassertive malts in the nose along with buoyant simcoe. Prickly mouthfeel makes this one fairly playful and the malts blend very enjoyable with the bright hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RamyG4 (320) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper-red with almost no head to speak of. Aroma is very malty for an IPA, with some hop character as well, mostly grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter. Dry finish with some spice. Medium to full bodied, very syrupy. Too malty and thick for an IPA, but I’m not sure how old the bottle is

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2012
22oz bomber poured into a tulip. From Herchick, thanks Bob! Pours a clear dark ruby with about a finger of light tan head. Aroma is citrus dominated with a hint of pine resin and grapefruit. Taste is light bitter. Citrus and pine mostly. It seems the taste is way out of line with how good it smells. Medium bodied with a pretty slick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. I’ve had one other beer from TBK and I liked that one a lot more. Regardless, very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours an amberish copper with a white froth of a head and good retention. Aroma is mostly a piny spiciness with just a trace of a malt backbone. Taste is bitter and a touch sweet. Stick mouthfeel and a nice body.


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