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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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In 1828, the University of Virginia created their own fire company made up of students, professors and servants. Their sole fire engine was called the Hydraulion, a pump wagon with the waterpower of 16 men. The UVA Fire Company left their mark for almost 100 years before giving way to the town of Charlottesville’s Fire Department. Our Hydraulion Red is a nod to not only UVA’s firefighters, but the brave men and women everywhere who risk their lives every day, while saving ours.

This Irish-Style Red is a perfectly balanced beer with a great caramel sweetness alongside a tangy, citrusy hop profile.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1459) - Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2015
Appearance: reddish amber, light beigh head, minor lacing. Aroma: caramel and light brown bread, some toasted nuts and maybe some earthy hops. Taste: sweet, slightly toasty, definitive malty character, tasted similar to the aroma. Finish: light toasty sweetness, relatively short and clean. Notes: Pretty much a decent-but-not-great Irish Ale. I think the gold standard in the US is Great Lakes’ Conway’s Irish Ale and this didn’t come close. But it definitely wasn’t terrible either. Just a little muddled. Bottle from Total Wine in Fairfax, Virginia (Pickett Center).

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (5417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2015
12oz can from Total Wine. Poured a slightly cloudy red color with a small off-white head. Aroma was some sweet malts, and what my memory can only describe as campsite wood. Flavor was sweet malts, some earthy hop notes.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Westchesterco (1246) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Poured from a can at dominion beer and wine it is a light amber with a slight head. The aroma is malty and the taste is a strong flavor of bacon

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4039) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Tasting at Dominion Wine and Beer Falls Church, VA. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Floral nose. Flavors of nuts and herbs. Moderately bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mansquito (3965) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Norm’s Fine Wine and Beer, vienna: pours red with a creamy off-white head. aroma is slight caramel and wee bits of a hop and some earthiness. Taste is pretty light. Not too much malt backbone. It was almost watery. Meh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
climberbob (247) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Can. Decent head that does not last. Malty sweet aroma. Some grassy notes. Sharp bitter front w malt that has a mild slightly sweet finish. Ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1452) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Growler form Growlers to Go This is the first growler purchased from the location on the Boulevard in Richmond. T he ale poured a clear red color with an off white head and lacing. The aroma of caramel malts and some yeast. This is malty beer with a very pleasant taste and very drinkable. The ale had medium body and average. Carbonation. The finish was clean with no bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1387) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Tasty red, nicely sweet and smokey, with a subtle candy flavor (maple??). Pretty solid. Recent GABF winner.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrettTaylor (630) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Poured from tap. Pours a clear reddish amber with almost no head at all. Malty, biscuit, then some hop bitterness (piney), then a relatively unpleasant sharp bitter (alkali) note on finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (15054) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Draft at the source. Extremely dep dark amber color, tan head with nic retention and lacing. Aroma of lightly toasted caramel. Taste is caramel with a slightly burnt edge.


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