RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
This beer is very popular! Extremely complex and strong at 7.1% ABV. This beer is well balanced between the caramel-malt driven profile and the dry, supporting hops. Look for hints of dark bread and a slight fig or raisin taste all backed by a strong resin, but not overwhelming hop presence.

Release #1,5 - 8.0% ABV
Release #2,7,10 - 7.8% ABV
Release #3 - 7.4% ABV
Release #4 - 7.1% ABV
Release #6 - 7.9% ABV
Release #8 - 8.1% ABV
Release #9,12 - 8.0% ABV
Release #11 - 7.3% ABV
Release #13 - 7.7% ABV

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Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2012
Bomber, release #7. Poured clear fiery garnet with a medium-tall, well-retained khaki head. The aroma picked up soft biscuit and bready malts topped by fresh pine, orange, and herbal hoppage.. well-balanced. The flavor found mostly biscuity malt at the core, along with touches of golden raisin and raw molasses.. a tad sharp and bitter on the long, grainy finish.. not bad, but not entirely my thing. Medium-bodied and increasingly bitter as it warmed up.. OK feel and flow.. solid brew.

Jakeyb (24) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2012
Great fluffy head. Muddy brown color with hints of red. Perfect amount of carbonation. VERY well balanced. Sweet and caramel start with a piny, clean finish. Not too hoppy but you can definitely feel its presence (along with the hefty 8% ABV!). Overall, I'm just freakin impressed with this beer, and can't wait to try more from this brewery! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Syzzer (736) - Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2012
This is a really good red ale. It has solid hops that are not too bitter. Slightly more hop body than malt. Brown in color with nice tan head. 9.1 joek, 9.1-bd

portableparty (2384) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2012
22 oz. bottle release #15. Pours dark red brown with a tight soapy khaki head that slowly fades to a spotty film and creamy collar. Aroma is resinous hops and earthy caramel malt all mixed up with some candied sugar. Taste is good and bitter resinous hops that come off like spruce and pine with a well mix of sweet burnt caramel malt and finishes slightly warming. Palate is slick and sticky all at the same time with a chalky dry warming finish. Really enjoyed this one!

Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 29, 2012
22 ounce bottle.
Aroma: toffee, resin/citrus/pine hops, sweet breads
Appearance: muddy brown with red hues, off white head
Taste: huge hop flavors-citrus,pine, some toffee, toasted malts
Palate: medium bodied, a little sticky, on the sweeter side
Overall: this was bottle release #15 @ 7.5%, the alcohol was well hidden, fairly easy to drink, not a bad beer

cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2012
22 oz. bottle (release #9) from Plaza Liquors - Pours a hazy brown color with a one finger thick light tan head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is floral hops and toasted malt. Flavor is pine and floral hops, esters, and toasted caramel malt. The piney hops linger in the finish. Medium to full body. A good beer.

bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2012
(22oz bottle, Release #7) Pours a hazy amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, bread, toffee, grass, and citrus. Flavor of caramel, toffee, bread, and citrus.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: September 18, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Appachelian Vinters, Asheville
Appearance: opaque dark red, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet bready aroma, lots of earthy hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, bready sweetness, lots of earthyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Bottled. Amber / brown pour. A nice brown sugary and caramel aroma with a hint of hop (Very mild) . A big caramel and fruit flavor with again, a mild hop presence. A little odd for a red ale. And while I think this is an ok beer, I have to rate it on being a red ale (Which, well, it’s really not)

burtonbaton930 (103) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Woa. This thing is a monster. 22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Very very dark red almost brown with a HUGE beige head. Aroma is quite scary, caramel and chocolate malts, and massive hop aromas. Taste is quite strong,very malty up front. A little bit sweet with some toffee notes. Then comes the onslaught of high alpha hops. Very bitter with a little bit of grapefruit rind. Pretty well balanced but definitely not a beer that I would recommend to an unexperienced beer drinker. Phwew!

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