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75% American Red Ale, 25% Ale Aged in American Oak Barrels. A brash American Red ale, dripping with citrusy Centennial hops, mellowed by a touch of oak. Aromas of toffee, citrus, crushed herbs, vanilla and fresh-sawn oak. Complex!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
This is certainly a different kind of red. Itís dirty red brown, almost orange in color, with glimmering, slitter-like sediment and an off-white head. Its aroma is heavy of caramel sweetness and a slightly soured wood. Very nice! Strong of oak, but not nauseatingly so, itís light on the palate, but full-flavored with an almost buttery consistency. Althoug the oak presence is strong, its role in the flavor is tame. Instead, the flavor is dominated by an earthy hop and almost English-style malt bill. Overall, though, it still comes down to a very definitive red ale experience. Hats off to The Bruery for sticking to the style while still being adventurous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2013
On tap at the Bruery; a light brown color with a khaki like head. Aroma of citrus, fig, and dark fruit. Flavor had a bit more complexity with some caramel/toffee. Good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (8971) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
Draught @ The Bruery, Placentia, CA
Pours clear orange/amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, grass, pine and forrest. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long bitter and grassy finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (4504) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle, thanks Phil for sharing. Nice red pour with white head. Aroma is a bit odd, vanilla, oak and some weird hop tones. Flavor follows, Iím not a fan but some friends disagreed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2013
The beer is well carbonated, and produces a three-finger thick, pale tan colored head that leaves a fair amount of lacing on the sides of the glass as it slowly recedes. The beer is quite red in color, and shows a clear, amber color. The beer is quite nicely integrated between the hops and oak; aromas of vanilla meld with citrusy hop notes, and woody oak flavors mix with the pine / herbal hop notes. Caramelized malt notes, and as the beer warms up notes oftobacco, touches of cedar, and a definite oak-laden woodiness. and the spicy hop character that gets quite a bit more vibrant.

Definitelya bit over-carbonated, some quick swirls of the glass releases the carbonation though. Lots of caramel flavors support the dominant hop character, which is more herbal than fruity. This has a nice bitterness to it from the hops and this is also accentuated by the astringent oak that lightly peppers the finish. The body has a viscosity to it, and some heft to it, but it remains fairly drinkable. Flavors of pine, berry leaning citrus notes, touches of grapefruit, tongue numbing menthol, lightly toasted sweet brown cracker notes, and touches of spicy grain character.

Pretty nice, the malt character, hops, and oak do play together pretty well here. It does seem to be missing a bit of a punchy, juicy hop character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4702) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2015
25th May 2015: on tap in The Yard House, Irvine. Cloudy pour with a deep red body and a head that gave off some good lacing. Mixed bag of aromas and flavours, semi-sour, the citrusy hops vying with the malts for supremacy. Plenty of things going on in the beer. Different and interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2011
Thanks to drabmuh for opening this bottle. Served in a snifter. Pours a dark amber-red color with a really nice light tan head and quite a bit of lacing as it goes down. The nose brings a fair amount of citrus and pine hops plus a bit of oak and some sweet amber malt. The taste brings more of the same with a fairly-strong oak presence plus some citrus and pine hops. Body is medium with a slight bitterness. Overall, a decent beer but a bit time and the flavors and scents never really seemed to pop or meld. Hopefully The Bruery will stray out toward styles like this more often, as this was a step in a positive direction. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-19-2010

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: November 20, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: mudy orange, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, lots of citrus
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, light breadyness, lots of citrus and floral hops, balancing bitterness, light oak
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deekyn (1335) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 14, 2012
A - orangey amber with high fluffy white head. S - strong aromas of citrusy hops, soapy up front. Interesting sweet passion fruit hi-c sugary drink. Hint of a brewed tropical fruit teas. M - medium bodied hoppy brew. Low carb. T - sweet fruit drink up front, passion fruit tea. Soapy light bitter dry citrus hops on the palate. Lingering bitter hop end. O - great red, slightly average brew. 6-

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Tap at Sugar Maple. Pours to a red body with a thin tan head. Aromas and flavors seemed to be your typical imperial red ale type. Malts mainly. I didnít get the complexity of herbs or vanilla or oak. Mostly just a hoppy amber ale. The palate was medium bodied. The alcohol was more apparent than Iíd had hoped.

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