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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 176   ABV: 5.88%
Named in honor of the legendary Packer Johnny "Blood" McNally, this beer is a hybrid between and American Amber Ale and an Irish Ale. Ruby red in color, this brew expresses a complex and lightly roasty malt flavor resolving into a subdued sweetness that is complemented via the use of East Kent Golding hops for both flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (3133) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2011
On tap at the brewpub bar, and served to an imperial pint glass with a clear, deep copper/brown hue, a decent amount of light tan, frothy head foam, and some wavey cling to the lacing. The aroma was toasty, with light caramel, and just a hint of sweetness. The flavor was similar, adding a moderate but firm amount of hop bitterness to complement the smooth malt. Medium bodied and pleasantly flavorful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (7582) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2011
On tap at GABF, of course we all know Pittsburgh is title town. Anyway, pours a deep amber color with a medium white head. A sweet earthy caramel nose. A flavor of light citrus and dominated by sweet caramel malts and toast. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Nice malty toffee caramel hints in both aroma and flavor. Would go great with food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (8656) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at the bewpub. Rich clear amber pour with a creamy head. Caramel and biscuit nose. Smooth creamy palate. Barley and caramel on taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Reddish pour with little head. Nose of roasty malts and nuts. Flavor is nutty roasted malts with dry finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scubatrip (605) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2010
On tap at the brewpub, pours a clear dark amber, no nose to speak of. Smooth, sweetly malty taste, pretty good for a "red" ale at a brewpub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2010
On tap at Fox Cities Brewfest. Aroma was of light caramel, some biscuit, and sweet malt. Flavors were bready with a nice balance of low hop to mellow out the malt. Decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5253) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Draft at the OF. Deep brown-amber color. Amber malt aroma. Amber malt taste, with a slight soapy, spicy, hop edge. Medium to full bodied. A nice Amber, pretty right on for a style I’m admittedly not wild about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2009
On tap at Titletown Brewing Company. Amber with some red tints and a thin tan head that leaves sparse lacing. Aroma of nuts, caramel, a touch of roasted malt and mild floral hops. Taste of toffee, mild floral hops, sweet malt and some nuttiness. Smooth and malty, not a bad brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHANER4 (487) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2009
tap - dark amber pour with small white head. Had this many times and forgot to rate it. Aroma - malt and floral hops. Flavor - very drinkable, somewhat sweet malt with decent hop flavor. Palate - medium bodied with below average carbonation. Finish is smooth and has no aftertaste. Overall - I liked this beer, easy to drink and very simple. Reminds me of a homemade amber ale.

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