RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A smooth, rich red ale without the bite (5.5% alcohol). This 3-time gold medal winner is a combination of 5 different styles of malts, and several different Yakima Valley hops. The use of ""crystal malt"" in the brewing process imparts a rich caramel flavor. This combination creates a flavor packed red ale like you’ve never had before!

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LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle claims this is bottled by Indian Wells Brewing Co. Appearance: Pours a clear dark amber with noticeable carbonation, but almost no head to be found. Aroma: Caramel and a light whiff of banana and other sugars. Taste: Caramel and sweet bread, with small twang and a mild bitter hop finish. Mouthfeel: Softly carbonated, thin mouthfeel. Overall: Not offensive, but nothing I would purchase or seek out again.

3
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Sampled on 8/13/2010. This amber ale pours a medium to dark reddish brown color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied red/amber ale. The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are citrusy and herbal. Decent carbonation. A touch sweet at the finish. Decent ‘red’ ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

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J_man (1008) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Wood and root beer aromas follow directly into the taste (especially the root beer). Clear medium amber with an off-white head. A light dark caramel sweetness balances the dry woody character well along with a little creaminess in the body which is a bit thin overall. The root beer component (which is not bad) shows up again at the end with some lasting sweetness. A decent red ale, this would be a good pizza beer.

3
Fatehunter (2568) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Pours a half finger of head on a clear, but dark red colored body. The aroma is a nice wet grain smell. The taste is big on the malt side, though not too sweet. There’s some caramel and mild lemon bitterness. Nicely balanced. The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation. It’s a easy drinking brew.

3
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
I never expect anything special from this style (Amber Ale), but I have an open mind (read "loose"), so I’ll give it my fairest shot. It pours a dark amber/brown body with a modest tan head. The aroma is sweet and caramelly with a touch of floral notes. The flavor is more of a dirty caramel/toffee taste, a touch of pome fruit, and a solid earthy bitterness. It won’t be a "go to" beer for me, but it’s an okay drink.

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tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle at LAX (Engine Company 28). Pours a densedark amber with little head. Subtle malty aromas. Medium body with solid hop bitterness and supporting maltiness. Well carbonated. Ipfront hop bitterness and flavor. Slightly dry malty finish. Fair.

3
Stuu666 (13635) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear deep amber, nose is toffee, light fruit, taste is dry, sweet, light citrus.

3
BlackHaddock (7413) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2016
12oz bottle on my daughters patio on 21st May 2016, into a Corsendonk tulip glass. Dark mahogany body, off-white wisp and collar. Malty blend with semi-sweet molasses ruling the nose and taste. Decent, but a bit ’one dimensional’.

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KimJohansen (10509) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2010
Cloudy red amber with a tiny off white head. Aroma had roasted malt, caramel and hints of hops. Flavour had roasted malt, caramel, dark fruits and vague hops. Finished somewhat dry and slightly bitter.

2.9
BrewBoxer (2650) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle. Deep brown amber red color. Good tasty red ale. Delicious sweet taste with a good aftertaste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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