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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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As distinct as the ruddy lava butte that inspired its name, this ale pours mahogany red and has a rich toffee flavor from caramel malt and roasted barley. Amarillo and Tettnang hops give every sip balance and subtle bite.

Malt: Caramel, Roasted Barley
Hops: Amarillo, Tettnang

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4.5
ffbot (442) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Deschutes scores again! Pour is a big red brown in color, big thick head that retains and leaves a wonderful thick lacing throughout the beer. Mouthfeel is nice, slow carbonation, absolutely heavenly when it’s cool. Smell is creamed corn, smoke, bitter hops, a touch of caramel and toffee. Taste follows, the burnt caramel taste is a long bitter taste, drying to the max. This beer kicked my ass.

2.5
kaser (6382) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Ruby red color from draft at headquarters. A ton of creamy white foamy head. Crazy bitter and malty. Thick mouthfeel. I don't like this at all. Hoping its skunked and not what it really tastes like

4.2
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Travlr (26070) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Draft. Hazy amber color, creamy white head. Aroma of lightly spiced caramel. Taste is malty with subtle spice. Tasty.

3.8
bratschepeter (62) - Abilene, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2015
On tap/nitro at the Taylor County Taphouse (Abilene, TX). Pours a semi-translucent brownish-gold with a lasting creamy white head, little visible carbonation. Aroma of sour malt, some smoked wood and a faint touch of bitter hops. Taste is reminiscent of a German bock bier, lots of sweet and toasty malt characteristics with a bit of piney bitterness. Thick-ish mouthfeel (attributable to the nitro tap) accompanies a long finish - very nice.

3
liquidbread86 (172) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Creamy and thick, but much stronger in the hops than I would expect for a red. Heavy in citrus and pine.

3.4
cmacklin (1306) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
650ml bottle. Pours a clear, mahogany red with an average, frothy, long lasting, tan head that laces. Mild aroma of caramel and roasted malt. Sweet flavour of caramel, roasted malt, bread, citrus and pine with a dry, bitter, hoppy finish. Medium body with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Pretty good for an amber.

3.2
airrick2003 (872) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Appearance: of course beautiful transition from clear mahogany to dark mahogany to a nice creamy off white head Aroma: caramel malt, caramel, smells good but kind of faint Taste: has a very very subtle sweetness in front that fades away to a slight hop bitterness and alcohol warmth Palate: very full and creamy mouthfeel, feels like a soft carbonation, bitter aftertaste Overall: this is a nitro draft pour, I've never had an amber on nitro, I think it makes it drink like a bigger beer than its abv suggests ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
Patrickctenchi (6731) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Draft: (nitro) Nearly clear, copper/amber with a creamy beige head. Hoppy aroma....herbs, wood, toffee malt, bread. Taste is caramel malt, a little orange....creamy. Gets a little too woody and unbalanced tasting after a bit.

3.7
shrubber85 (11618) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Draft (nitro). Grapefruit, pine, and orange malt aroma. Amber with small head. Sweet orange malt, and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Nice body. Very good.


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