Formerly brewed at The Alchemist
Style: American Strong Ale
Stowe, Vermont USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
An American Double Red Ale, 30 IBU.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (3312) - montral, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2017
A fresh 1 pint can, purchased directly at the brewery. Hazy dark red hue, with a big creamy fluffy beige head, leaving some laces, with a mild floral leafy, citrusy, grassy hop nose, with some toasted, pale, caramel, biscuity malt, light lemon pie crust, faint lemon, grapefruit rind accents and a subtle toffee, faint lemon tea leaf, subtle spicy lemongrass, faint cedar bush, pine needle note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a mild fruity yeasty, doughy, flowery leafy, grassy, citrusy, piney, cedary hoppy character, with some grapefruit, lemon peel, lemon tea leaf, faint biscuity, toasted, pale malty, lemon pie crust, earthy greenish tobacco leaf flavours, leading towards a faint fruity yeastiness, earthy tobacco leaf, a good lingering leafy, grassy, citrusy, resiny hop bitterness finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepatrickman (1145) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 21, 2017
Fresh 16oz can from the brewery, Feb. 2017. After 6 years, this has made a long-awaited return. Its a hoppy amber, which is a tough style to pull off. The bready/caramel malt sweetness dominates, giving it color but also the majority of its flavor. Strong, piney bitterness at the end. This is packed full of flavor, but Im not sure how well the sweetness and pine bite work together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (12317) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
on tap-pours a rich tan head with trailing lace and copper/red color. Aroma is medium malt-roasty, pine bite. Taste is resin/pine/citrus-lemon hops, medium malt-roasty/some caramel/peat. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2011
On tap at The Alchemist last weekend. Pours a muddy brown color with a huge off-white head and great lacing as it went down the glass. The nose carried strong citrus and some light pine as well as a touch of bready amber malt. Some sweetness there. The flavor is mostly pine and citrus, though much of the flavor is cut out by really strong bitterness. Some malt sweetness, but also a bit of diacetyl. Mouthfeel is medium with strong bitterness. Pretty solid, though not as good as many of their other hoppy offerings. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-01-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (2005) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2011
On tap at The Alchemist. 2010 cask version. Pours a rather unattractive muddy reddish brown with a 2 finger beige, foamy head. Head slowly settled down to leave random rings of lace. Strong hoppy aroma with an earthy background. Citrus and pine flavor up front balanced nicely with the same earthiness that you find in the aroma. Moderate body with low carbonation. Very easy to drink. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (10852) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a cloudy amber with a gray head that dissipated slowly to the edges and laced. Aroma was quite earthy with some grassy hops with a backing hay and grain note. Flavor was similar with earthy hops and grains with a bit of sweetness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
josarah (112) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Draft at brewpub, I am a nobody, Im sure you dont care what I think about this beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Draft at the brewpub - 2008 version - Poured a very dark ruby red in color with a small tan head. Some lacing on the glass. Aroma was initially all citrus/grapefruit hops, but there appeared some caramelly maltiness in the background. Flavor was very hoppy with lots of citrus/grapefruit and pine resin hops. Initially quite bitter, but the malts come thru at the the end. Finishes nicely bitter and hoppy, but clean and not long lasting. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davin (48) - Vermont, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Hard to tell the color in the dark depths of the Alchemist but light filtered through as ruby. This was hopped very similar to the Holy Cow. Starts bitter and finishes sweet. I like their IPAs more but this was good. Named after a challenging hiking/backcountry skiing trail at Mt Mansfield I presume.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2007
Clear ruby body topped by a medium beige head leaving good lacings. Leafy hops on the nose although the taste is dominated by the malt flavours. Well malted clean body with unfocussed fruity notes including but not limited to apricots, citrus fruits, berries and even distant strawberries. Finish has some resinous hops. 8% is apparent. Not the best one I had the day I was there but I would have drank that stuff until all Hellbrooke loose.

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