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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Velkyal (296) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (985) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Aromas of roast and caramel. Clear amber with an off-white head. Dry and roasty. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1297) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5024) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11900) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGB (510) - Charlottesville, Virginia, 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8141) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4608) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Keg @ St Maartens, Charlottesville. Deep red pour with a medium white head. The nose is strong cocoa, sweet cherry. Toasted bready malt. The taste is strongly malt heavy. Cherry and brown bread. More toast and rich dark chocolate. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, fine. This doesn’t really stand out.

3
   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.


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