RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Available mid March to June. Brand new for 2007. This beer is a classic red ale with a moderate hop bitterness, lots of hop flavor and a sweet malt body with hints of candy. Crisp hop finish. IBUs: 45. http://www.fullsailbrewing.com/FullSailBrewmasterCalendar.pdf

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 12, 2007
22 oz bottle from bottletrek.com. Pours a clear dark ruby with a big frothy head. Aroma is of roasted malt and yeast. Flavor is dominated by roasty malt and it has an acidic finish. I can also detect some pine resin and mild fruitiness. Nice bitter finish, but a bit light in the mouth. Not my favorite style, but its OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Pours mahogany. Nice head, quickly diminishing. The beer was nicely balanced, bitter and hoppy with mild caramel sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Bottle poured a hazy deep red color with a nice thick tan head. The aroma had big sweet caramel with some roastiness and just a touch of hops. Flavor was very malt dominated with a good bitterness to balance. Nice semi sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle: Deep caramel, reddish hued, large frothy off-white head, clingy lacing, very light carbonation.   Stale wet hop nose, slight barn, a little musty basement.   Soft malts on the tongue, a little mealy, some straw/hay aspects, very very slight caramel, barely noticeable.   Hop profile is minor, but balances well with the soft malts.   Not that terribly big for an Amber, and in fact, seems a little on the lighter side.   Definitely lighter than I was expecting.   Just doesnt taste Red enough.   Clean at least, but overall a bit too light.   Looked great, smelled okay, tasted a bit better than it smelled.   Meh... nothing makes this stand out.   Sessionable, easy... but fulfilling... nope.   The only good thing I will say about this, is that if you want an Amber Ale that is clean and on the WAY lighter side, this is your brew.   Can anyone say, watered down?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (1229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2007
mild aroma--caramel, lemon, pepper. cloudy pale amber with minimum head. (with how dark Ful Sails amber is, to have the red this light is odd.) thin flavor--a more comlex sission, with carmel, resin, peat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2007
Bottled. Beer is clear, medium warm-brown colored. Head is initially small, off-white, diminishes into a healthy ring.<P> The aroma is hoppy with moderate notes of resin/pine, light notes of grapefruit and lemon zest; Malty with a light note of toasted grain, moderate notes of shortbread and caramel; Yeasty with a light, pungent note of moldy basement and a trace of dough.<P> The flavor is lightly bitter, light-to-moderately sweet, lightly acidic with a long, light-to-moderately acidic and bitter, lightly sweet finish.<P> The body is medium, the texture is watery-to-velvety and the carbonation is lively.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (7625) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2007
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin, flowers). Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Just another hop-centric brew, but pretty decent in the mouth experience...well balanced and a pleasant texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2007
Sampled at the 2007 Blooms & Brews Fest at the Oregon Gardens. This was the one i used my last toekn on and as fate would have it, was my favorite beer of the show. It pours a clear dark amber. Nose is nice and hoppy. Are these Nugget hops used in this? Taste is a nice balance between caramel malts and a nice piney.citrusy hoppiness. Nice medium/full body. medium carbonation. Very tasty!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2007
Bomber. Pours a solid dark red, mild off white head. Subtle aroma of caramel malt, fruity hops. Flavor with a nice helping of toasted, roasty malts. Maybe a dash of chocolate burried in there. Solid bitterness from grain and hops. Balanced herbal hop character. Long finish with bitterness and light floral notes. Body is pretty light. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2007
Rich amber hue with welcoming lacing and white head. Malty, earthy nose and flavor. Subtle hop piquancy arose after beer warmed up a bit. Very enjoyable for the style and reasonably priced. Spring has sprung!

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