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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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3.5
AgentAle (1816) - Fort Mcmurray, Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
Aroma is rich malts, earthy, lemon grass, pine cones and honey. Taste is light sweet malts consumed by a moderate hop profile, clove, lemon grass and citrus. Appearance is a clear bronze body with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

3.9
Bookseeb (137) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2015
Appearance has a nice red amber hue supporting a healthy head leaving nice lace. Smell has a caramel aroma with a light roast and fruity hops. Taste has a hop bite to it balanced out with the malt. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation.

3.8
Oldschool_Mike (368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown colour. Aroma is slight floral hops. Taste is floral hops and sweet malt. Nice beer.

-- rated via ’Find A Beer’ for Blackberry 10

3.7
UXO (1922) - CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
Pours clear pale to medium amber with two fat fingers of loose off-white head, excellent retention and lacing. (4/5) Nose is mild pine, caramel malt, pithy citrus. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild to moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (4/5)

Not bad, but I’m a bit disappointed to have gotten snookered with yet another out of date bottle. I don’t think it’s too far gone, but I suspect the hops would have been a bit brighter had I gotten it before its best-by. However, the hop character that’s present still makes it an interesting red, instead of the same old malt-forward tediousness that tends to make reds so very bland. And I don’t think the hops were ever intended to be bold, given the use of Tettnanger. OK, fine, there’s Amarillo too, but still. And maybe the noble hop presence makes this a little more impervious to aging? (15/20)

3.5
pintbypint (3865) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2015
650ml brown bottle. Colour is medium amber. White foam, longlasting head with good lace rings left in the glass. Aromas of pine citrus, spicy. Taste has caramel malt, pine and resin, grapefruit. Resin and spicey hop aftertaste with decent bitterness level and late dryness. Lots of carbonation and just medium bodied. Nice.

4.1
slimspady (218) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
Dark red, big white head. Malty, malt malt. Some hops. Excellent. Deschutes is awesome.

3.4
UncleKorm (1337) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle poured a hazy orange-brown hue w/ a medium creamy long lasting head and some sticky lacing. Moderate sweet piney aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are peppery rye, lime, and hay. Medium bodied w/ a light dryness in the finish.

3.4
Cristobal37 (1261) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 11, 2015
Relly enjoyable red ale. Not obnoxiously hoppy but still piny and citrusy from the hops. The extra kick is welcome but doesn’t overpower the malt and barley. Foam stuck around til nearly the end. Recommended!

3.5
dfearnley (2337) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle to pint glass
Spruce, caramel, pine, grapefruit, a touch of funk, and bursting with barley. Deep copper colour with a 2 cm creamy, just about frothy, head with okay retention and almost no lacing. Taste is grapefruit, caramel, pine, some spuce, leather, and malt. A solid brew.

3.6
reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2015
650ml bottle pours amber in color with a finger of off-white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is pine and citrus with caramel and spicy notes. Taste is a spicy, pine and citrus hop bitterness with a caramel malty sweetness. Medium bodied with decent carbonation that tickles the tongue nicely. A well crafted amber ale that I highly recommend for others to try.


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