Formerly brewed at Buckbean Brewing Company
Style: Amber Ale
Reno, Nevada USA


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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
This deep red robust ale combines a silky smooth rich body with a fruity caramel malt flavor and a soft herbal dry hopped finish. A full flavored classic beer that pairs well with hearty foods of all types.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Can: Pours an amber color with a light head. The nose is lightly hoppy with a touch of caramel and some light diacetyl and thin malty notes. Thin flavor with a touch of hops in the backend with a little more diacetyl. A little thin for a red, but its not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24524) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2010
Canned at Stockholm Beer Festival. Clear copper colour, airy head. Floral nose where crystal malt shines through. Medium bodied with clean mouthfeel. Mid-bitter finish. Fairly aromatic and easy going, but without depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4733) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2010
Can. Reddish amber beer with a strong foamy lightish brown head. The aroma is dulled berry fruit with a tart finish, and the flavour is roasted, and fruity with a bitter/burnt finish. Overall quite a drinkable and refreshing fruity drink with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Can. Ruby red pour with a beige head. Sweet nose and taste. Hardly any hop bitterness. Medium palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Wasnt quite what I expected. Not a hoppy red and not a particularly malty version either. Fairly light and fizzy with some slight acidic notes to it. Might require another review later from another batch. Did not feel this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Sampled on 7/17/2010. This amber ale pours a reddish amber color from a 16oz can. Medium to large sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied amber ale. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal and a touch citrusy. A fairly flavorful amber. Nice carbonation. A touch of tartness. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2301) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Tin. Poured very red with medium off white head. Much lacing. Hayey aroma, with a tiny bit of pine. Rusky flavour, with a full mouthfeel. Medium finish, the hop shows up, and the finish lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2674) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Can. A reddish color with an off-white head. A nice malty flavor with a slightly tangy finish. Quite nice for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asedzie (813) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 27, 2010
Can.Pours hazy chestnut with thin off-white head. Aroma is woody, with fruity background - light citrus and berry. Full textured mouthfeel. Flavor is toasty caramel with a light bitterness. Finish is mild citrus fruitiness and light resiny bitterness. An extremely mild sour lactic note underscores all of this and gives it just a hint of complexity that beats some others in the category.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2010
16oz tallboy courtesy of ericandersnavy. Pours a light amber body topped with ivory head. Aromas of balanced caramel sweetness and light piney/citrus hops. Flavor is similar and very malty with just a touch of grassy/floral hops in the end. Not a real standout, but, I could drink a bunch of these floating down the river.... I found it ironic that GF Hop Head Red is in the same style category. Cause I would drink the hell outta that if it came in a tallboy!!!

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