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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (15610) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5407) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Ruby red amber pour with creamy white head and lace. Sweet caramel malt dominates the nose. Sweet caramel malt and a rock candy like sweetness. A touch of what I think are earthy hops. Medium body with good carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Darwenus (633) - Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Pours kind of a burnt scarlet color with an average head but a lot of lace. The aroma is sweet and somewhat nutty, but with floral hops dominating. The flavor is very, very mild. A little caramel, a little bready malt. Slightly rich finish, something like humus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (4527) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2014
Dried leave, red grape nose. Clear rust, medium yellow head. Dried leaves flavor, finishing with apple core.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (1356) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2014
Can: 1.75 Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours clear brown with a large, frothy tan head. Smells of leaves, grasses, and nuts. Tastes of leaves and grass. Lightly bittersweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jesse_Beerman (5) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2014 does not count
Poured from a 12oz can, low carbonation leaving small patchy lacing, nice toasty aroma, nice medium body, sweet malt taste, caramel stands out, it is a nice brew and seemed similar to a thin Belgian Dubbel. One thing I did notice was a large amount of sediment in the beer, I have had many homebrews with less sediment in it, cant tell if it is yeast or grain husk pieces. Not saying its bad but will have to monitor other offerings from 3 Notch’d to compare as this is my first beer from them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9320) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Sample at Station 2. Pours a clear reddish-amber color with a medium foamy off-white head that recedes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, caramel and hops. Light-bodied with flavors of bready malt, caramel and earthy hops. The finish is sweet with a short malty aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGB (561) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Pours red with a decent head. Aroma of caramel malt and hops. Decent taste with some spice. Nice balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Velkyal (309) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Pours a deep red, almost garnet, with a fluffy white head. Aromas of caramel, a light dusting of unsweetened cocoa, and wonderful hop spiciness dominate. Tastewise, there is a base of juicy malts, with toffee and again some chocolate notes balanced with a slight orange citrus flavour, and a firm hop bite. Medium bodied, very drinkable, and probably the best red/amber ale in the central Virginia area.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Draft in a flight @ brewery. Not my favorite style...but this is great. Pours a nice deep ruddy copper. Not a big sweet malt bomb. Nice light grassy hops, fruity hints. Very smooth and easy drinking.

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