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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5657) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2016
On tap at BlackFinn. Nice amber body with slight head. Nose malty, spicy, toasty. Taste of fruits, floral. Some nuts and malts and caramel. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerdedDave (1351) - Beckley, USA - SEP 9, 2015
12 oz can; nice red color; light caramel malt aroma with floral hops; bready, caramel malt flavor

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbunting75 (42) - - AUG 28, 2015
32 oz. Growler from bottleBOX. Deep copper color with creamy off white head. Some malt and caramel sweetness with a hoppy, bitter finish. Not great but not bad either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (7494) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2015
12oz can at Green Pig Bistro pours a hazy amber with some creamy, slightly off white head. Nose has yeast and malt, crackery, biscuit, orange, some caramel. Flavor follows right along, sweet and nutty, malty, biscuit dough. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maverick34 (2984) - New York, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Canned. Pours red brown. Some caramel malts and a bit yeasty. Inoffensive in general.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1935) - 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).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (7325) - Alexandria, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Westchesterco (1824) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6204) - McLean/Jackson Hole, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mansquito (5343) - 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.

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