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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Red Dragon Ale is a sweet, malty beer with a mild hop. It pours dark amber with an off-white head, and the aroma is ripe with rich, caramel malt sweetness. It’s well balanced and the elevated alcohol level is well hidden.

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3.7
bhensonb (15515) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bomber from Half Time. Pours murky dark amber with a creamy/bubbly beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, but the hop is ? Full bodied. Flavor is roasted malt with hints of dark fruit. I’m sure there’s hop, but I’m just not getting it, unless it’s citrus. And I don’t mean I taste citrus, I mean there’s a sour aspect that might be citrus. With all the malt there doesn’t seem to be something offsetting it I can lay a name to. But there is something cutting against it. Earthy hop? Best I can do. This is a tasty drink tho. Think I’d have pegged it at 8 or 9%.

3.6
Ratman197 (15121) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness, light yeast and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and fruittiness with a smooth lingering eartyhy/fruity finish.

3
Lubiere (14127) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2011
A reddish amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, biscuit and caramel malt, fruity esters, a bit of floral hops. In mouth, a smooth sweet caramel, astringency, herbal hops, not bad. On tap at brewery, Dec. 3 2011.

3.3
j12601 (12982) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Pouring at TAP NY. Pours a lightly hazy orange with brown highlights and a thin white head. Sweet caramel, toast, faint hops. Medium to thick body, toast and sweetness. Earthy, cinnamon, sweet with a bit of weird plastic. Long toast and bitterness.

3.6
jcwattsrugger (12506) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2012
on tap-pours hazy dark amber with a rich light tan head that laces. Aroma is pine. Sweet medium malt-caramel. Taste follows.

3.4
blipp (9504) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Bottle. Hazy amber with an off white head. Toasted and sweet caramel malts, floral hops, lighter earthy notes, and a hint of fruity sweetness. Not bad.

2.8
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby amber body under a small fizzy beige head that faded to a thin film. The nose is toasty and sweet with a bit of a crystal malt iced tea like note. Minimal to no hops, just a malt bomb here. The flavor is pretty sweet with lots of crystal malt. Toasty and a bit husky as well. Long lingering sweet finish. Medium bodied with minimal carbonation and heavy on the tongue. This is pretty basic stuff, rather nondescript other than lots of sweetness.

3.4
ben4321 (6607) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Half Time, 10/14/12

Aroma: The nose is fairly caramel, with some toasted malts, and light floral hops
Appearance: It pours a dark reddish-orange color with an off-white head and fizzy lace
Flavor: The taste is medium sweet, fairly malty/caramel, with a light hop bitterness in the finish
Palate: The body is medium, it feels a little creamy, it has an average carbonation, and a lightly dry finish
Overall Impression: I’m rater # 11 of this one. As for the beer, it is solid, not great, but not bad. Those looking for a top of "style" (yes, I know, this is a fake style) offering may be disappointed, but those looking for a decent beer surely will not. Solid job here by Cortland.

3.3
Ron (4066) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2015
A can at Bob’s house just before he left for Myrtle. Poured a clear reddish amber with a small off-white head. Aromas of carmel, fruit, yeast and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and fruittiness with a smooth lingering fruity finish The alcohol was hidden well

3.1
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2011
Sample at the brewery, served cold. 03DE11.

App.: Really cloudy orange-amber with a yellowish-tan head. Aroma: Strong, rich, fruity, malty, bubble gum esters, really malt-forward. Palate: Medium body, fairly lively effervescence. Flav.: Rich fruity malts tempered with citrusy hops; slightly off dry with fair bitterness and a fruity caramel finish.

Pretty good.


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