RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed as a medium India Pale Ale, this full-flavored moderately hopped beer has the strongest hop character of our ales. Made for hopheads and new beer aficionados. The grist composition is 94% Pale malt, with the remaining grain bill consisting of carastan malts. The finishing Mt. Hood hop addition in the whirlpool gives this beer a good hop character without becoming excessively bitter. The beer is fined instead of filtered so the hop character is not stripped away.

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2.4
Syzzer (647) - Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Enjoyed on tap @ Ram in Salem, OR with Erick 1-17-14. Flavor is fairly mild, some weak hops, some carmelly light malt. Translucent red with weak head. 5.5 BD

3.1
o_Merlin_o (225) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Pours a slightly milky golden yellow with a sparse bright white head. Notes of caramel and grapefruit. Definite flavors of ruby red grapefruit. Sour palate that lasts quite a while. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
12/15/2013. On tap. Mostly caramel aromas with hints of citrus and pine. Light hoppy flavors, but way too muted. Caramel mostly. Color is amber with a white head. Pretty plain.

3.3
arminjewell (9675) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewpub, clear red pour with thin slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of grass, slight orange, grapefruit in there mixing into some slight spice, nice caramel and toffee in there, a bit weak. Taste is a mix of red fruits, some caramel, toffee, slight vanilla into spice, nice orange peel, grassy notes, finishing fairly bitter.

4.3
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Surprisingly good. Citrus forward with a fresh hop bite. Nice malt backbone. Recommended! A- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Pours murky dark yellow with a small white head. Smell slight juicy citrus. Taste bitter, thick, and oily Thicker bodied. One dimensional and boring.

1.5
VatMasterson (71) - Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2013
This is not a red. Very Hop driven and flowery. Notes of soap too. Unfair for me to say since this sort of thing ain’t my bag baby.

3.6
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Draft. Red brown pour with tan head. Spices and light hop aromas. Light hop flavor, but drinkable.

3.7
AWISLguy (3109) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Growler from the RAM in Wheeling, supplied by ck1 to the Mom-without-Bill tasting. Thanks bro! Has a nice aroma, fruity and pine. The taste does not following all the way. Would have another.

3.7
yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2013
On tap at Ram, Tacoma. It pours an unclear, dark orange body under some off-white to light beige head leaving curtains. Lots of pine cones in the aroma, not much maltyness kicking in. Fruityness and a touch of peaches too. Full body, pleasant carbonation. Quite dry, with a nice bitterness in the flavor, both initially and in the end. Some maltyness to back it up. Certainly a nice IPA, well worth a second and third glass. 130629


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