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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A full-bodied deep mahogany ale with ruby red highlights. Citrus notes of chamomile, grapefruit and Meyer lemon brighten the aroma. A zesty array of hop flavors from mango and bitter orange to green mint and hibiscus meld with the nutty, roasted caramel and subtle dried fruit flavors of the complex malt profile to create a surprisingly fresh, yet warming example of the style.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (6605) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Aroma is pine and thick malts, standard ASA. The flavor is fruit, pine needles, hops, malts, mild sweetness and a mix of earthy and bitter in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglebones (105) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Beautiful copper-red with substantial tan head and some lacing. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, and citrus. Interesting mix of sweet fruity flavors, citrus, and hoppy bitterness. Creamy texture and medium body and carbonation. Nice beer overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiveacestx (969) - Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Bomber - Dark red with a light cream colored head. Grapefruit hoppiness that is not too dry. Medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fantomasus (291) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Pours a deep amber red with a stingy off white head. Fresh aroma: caramel, bread, nuts, grassy hops, dough, some leather, nice. Taste eventually balances out. Sweet malt and bitter then sour/umami. Medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, bitter. My favorite offering from this crew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle from cwsample. Red pour with a big off-white head. Aroma is lots of citrus, caramel, and a little floral. Taste is toasted bread, brown sugar, grain, and a little fruitiness in the finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (1284) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Bomber poured a clear red hue w/ large cream tan head and nice lacing. Bold malty aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a bold bitter finish of moderate duration. Tastes are rye, caramel, brown sugar, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange, and hay. Full bodied and creamy mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (453) - USA - JAN 7, 2015
An aromatic cap crackin went along with my first experience here, and although I certainly wasnt overwhelmed by the fragrance, it wasnt too bad. Hugely grapefruit, but I am finding some sweet fruits behind that aroma; apricot, that flowery mango. The first sip was tiny, and just gave a hint of hibiscus, but the caramel was a huge backdrop for it. I am finding no mint at all in the flavor, but as the brew warms, I am finding a touch of it in the aroma. The amber liquid is capped at first by a thick head, but this gently recedes, and quite slowly, over the course of the first half of the snifter. The aroma is getting larger as the brew warms, and is becoming the one I expected when I opened the bottle. Nice. I must admit that my first experience with the taste left me sad...a bit of a biter for me, and for what I expected to be a mellow experience on my taste buds, too bitter. However. The longer I taste, the more I let flow past my tongue, the warmer and more laid back it gets. Its not the ABV by a stretch, as Im only through half the glass. Its only that my tasters adjusted and I let the brew warm a bit. Much more well rounded now through a half glass. The full body is nicely carbonated, carrying those flavors and aromas through in a medium perfectly adjusted for the task. Nice finish, although slightly long and slick, but the whole of the experience has been much more pleasant than expected from the first couple of minutes.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2015
great nose on this one with a beautiful taste to follow...very nice malt hop blend.....

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (4638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish orange color with a light head. Aroma is hoppy sweet, Caramel and grains. Flavor is dry hops with big sweet notes. Caramel dry malts. Finishes dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (3133) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Pours clear garnet with a big foamy head that leaves lovely lacing. Caramel and brown sugar wonderfully balanced with pine resin and grapefruit.


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