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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed to drink long winter sessions of our favorite card game. Extensive dry hopping combined with a formidable malt bill creates the hoppiest beer in Redwood County!

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3.3
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2011
12 oz bottle - Pours orange with a bubbly white head. A bit floral hoppy, but doesn’t live up to the description. There must not be any other hoppy beers in Redwood County. I doubt there are any redwoods, either.

3.3
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2011
12oz bottle-pours an offwhite head with trailing lace and amber color. Aroma is light/medium malt, secondary earth/spice. Taste is light/medium malt-caramel, secondary earth/spice hops.

3.3
sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2012
12oz bottle at the Marq VII. Pours a reddish amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is hoppy, more pine than citrus. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bread, pine hops, with a sharp, bitter finish. Just ok.

3.3
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2014
pours amber ... nice head....some lacing....citrusy ....hoppy...not too bitter...7.7% is hidden well....tasty stuff.

3.3
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Clear amber pour with pillowy head. Caramel malt on the nose. Taste of toasted malt and caramel with some citrus hops. Pretty decent.

3.2
tekhna (118) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2009
A murky hazy redish orange, decent hop nose, quickly receding head. Carmel malt sweetness, slightly astringent bitterness. Hop profile a bit muddled, overwhelms the pallet/malt after a few sips. Not a bad beer, nothing spectular. This brewery could definitely be more. The malt profile to me scans more as an amber ale or more than an APA, but still a nice beer.

3.2
rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle pours copper and gold with a medium white head. Aroma is heavy citrus hops with a hint of biscuit and malt. Taste is citrus hops, malt, with a long lasting residual bitterness. Body and carbonation are medium. To GFF and those who are trying this beer in Iowa, Brau Brothers brews 5.0% ABV versions for Iowa distribution to comply with their distribution laws. Give it a try again if you are out of state.

3.2
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2010
12 oz bottle from TC Craft. Dark golden pour with a nice big white head and excellent lacing. Aroma and flavor are malty and hoppy, very nicely balanced. Finish has a nice hoppy bite.

3.2
CanIHave4Beers (4186) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Holy cow this is 7.7% abv? I guess this is the second night in a row of something absurdly strong for the style from Brau Brothers.... Pours a rust color with a small white head. The aroma is soapy at first but gives way to some toffee and toast-like maltiness. there is a good deal of citrus hops here as well along with some hairspray. The flavor is fruity with a nice toasty malt character. The beer is very hoppy, and as such very bitter. It retains more of a character of an APA as opposed to an IPA because of the noticeable malt character. The high level of bitterness works about as well in harmony with the malt flavor of this beer as I could imagine. There is a bit of astringency on the palate, I think if they could take care of that sensation this would be a lot easier to drink, but it’s all right beer nonetheless.

3.2
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Bottle: The aroma is heavy on caramel along with a touch of fruit and minimal hoppiness. It pours a transparent amber with a one finger orange-tinged off-white head that quickly fades to a soapy ring around the edges of the glass. Spotty lacing is left behind. The flavor starts with moderate caramel with some lighter fruit notes. The finish has some muted grapefruit notes. The hops are dull enough that I assume this probably isn’t the freshest bottle. Medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, not terrible...but not what I want in an APA. The hops are just too dull.


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