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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Velkyal (320) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (2029) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Aromas of roast and caramel. Clear amber with an off-white head. Dry and roasty. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1508) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1484) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Tasty red, nicely sweet and smokey, with a subtle candy flavor (maple??). Pretty solid. Recent GABF winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5750) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21167) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGB (578) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11322) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1763) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2016 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. 12 oz can from Growlers to Go Nice ale. The can version was very frothy (filled the glass with foam).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11576) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours a clear dark red-amber color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel, earthy notes, mild peat. The taste is stone fruits, cherries, caramel and a moderately hoppy finish. Thin-medium bodied. Solid.

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