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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
This full-bodied red ale gets its deep red hue from generous amounts of caramel and chocolate malt. Assertively hopped with English Northdown and Centennial hops, with a late fortification of hops in the kettle and dryhopping in the conditioning tanks to build a complex hop aroma.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14615) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Strong malty aroma backed with a lot of citrus hop. Dark, mostly mahogany, color with a white head that flattened promptly. Medium bodied with creamy, chewy carbonation. Starts with a lot of roasted malt, and not enough citrus hop to really balance it. On the plus side every flavor is very strong. There is some light stone fruit in the middle, and the finish is not really all that sweet. There is some definite bitter at the end. The hop profile is probably a lot more complicated than my nose. It is really amazing. More of a malty IPA than an amber?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (14054) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, biscuit, earthiness and a hint of citrus. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, grapefruit rind and light earthiness with a lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13752) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Clear copper body with medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, chocolate, some earthy, nutty. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, chocolate, nutty, finishes with some earthy and grapefruit along with chocolate. Light-medium body. This would make a nice "transition beer."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11984) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2008
12oz bottle acquired in trade with riversideAK (thanks!). Poured a medium and cloudy copperish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, citrus, caramel, and toasted malts. Tastes of caramel, floral hops, some citrus, and lightly fruity. Nice bitter finish. Some lacing left on the glass. A very nice Amber Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (11032) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"a little nutty and malty, with a slightly hoppy, slightly dry finish. enjoyable enough, but not something ill buy again. kinda boring in the grand scheme of things."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9687) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 13, 2006
This amber ale poured with a small off-white head. This is a unique brew that has a rather complex flavor that is hard to nail down. Although the flavors (spice, chocolate, hop bitterness, etc.) are interesting, the balance normally found in a great beer is missing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Failr good regular amber, the hops are there. Rich and solid bodied, flavors of light wood and some caramel/pine hops with a roasted nut quality. Thanks to beerguy101 for the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8915) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Bottle. Ruby-mahogony color with a beige head. Big caramel aroma with light hops. Rich malt flavors with caramel and chocolate. LIght citrus bitterness. Fuller bodied but easy enough to drink. Nice balance with malts showing nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (7482) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev -- courtesy of GregClow. Pours a clear reddish-brown with a small off-white head. My first thought upon smelling this was "wow, thats different" -- the aroma is complex and hard to pin down, I detected roasted malt, hops, caramel and chocolate but theres much more. The flavour follows the aroma and adds spices and alcohol to the party and ends with a nice hop bitterness. One interesting thing is that each time I took a sip it would taste slightly different to me. Very good and a huge surprise, I was not expecting this at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (6518) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2002
UPDATED: APR 29, 2012 Classic red color. Caramel comes to the nose. Then theres a wonderful party of caramel, a hint of chocolate, and just the right bite. Lots of different things in one beer. Outstanding specimen.

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