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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed to celebrate the birthday of our great nation, our American Red Ale starts with a crisp hop flavor and ends smooth and sweet. IBU 45.

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3.8
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Just had this last night on draught at Dexter’s Pub: Poured a well carbonated amber colour with small white head. Decent amount of sticky icky lacing circling the top of the glass. Aroma is decently hoppedas well. I love that fresh floral aroma of a West coast style amber. Some subtle biscuit but noticeably hoppy taste with a touch of spice near the finish. Really nice beer. Looking forward to this in sixers hopefully sometime soon."

3.7
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2009
Draft. Poured reddish amber with a big foamy head. More hops than expected in the aroma, with a nice bready/caramel backdrop Incredibly drinkable with a smooth malt flavor backed-up with decent hoppiness. Perfect carbonation - not nearly as syrupy as a lot of ambers. Very nice example of an underappreciated style.

3
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Growler. Coppery amber with a thin white head. Tangy hop aroma and taste. Earthy malt backbone with a clean finish. Very smooth and tasty.

3
Ron (4065) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2009
FCBF 09. Was an amber color and a pretty ok head. Flavor was a little malty and some hops were present in the finish.

3.4
jb (3311) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2009
FCBF 09. Was pleased these folks had a new beer to showcase. A bit of crackers in the nose along with the hoppy aroma, something unusual in there too that I couldn’t identify, but it added to it. The palate was surprisingly hoppy and dry. Decent.

3.2
zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2009
(draft @ 2009 Flour City Brewer’s Fest - Frontier Field - Rochester, NY) Clear orange pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is loaded with dry and floral hops. When I first smelled it, I thought it was an IPA. Flavor is incredibly floral and bitter with some mild citrus. Mainly dry hops. Tastes exactly like an IPA. Finishes dry, bitter, and cloying.

3.2
phaleslu (10462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Draft. Clear golden/amber pour with almost no head. A lot of malt and hops on the nose and in the flavor. A few minor secondary flavors- floral notes, bread, and some earthiness. Light body and bitter on the palate. Not particularly unique, and feels a little too common compared to most of Great Lakes’ offerings.

3.4
grebs (72) - Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2009
On tap at Winking Lizard. Malty and hoppy and brown. Good, not special. I’m usually looking for something more curious from my seasonals.

3.5
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Lightly hoppy with a medium bodied maltiness. Pours a fair amber color with a half inch thick off white head and good lacing. Some citrus and faint pine hop aroma coupled by mild sweet malts. Middle of the road ale.

2.5
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2009
tap at coles- i was not thrilled with this great lakes offering- strong malt flavors dominate, along with some faded, oxidized hop flavor way in the background- unpleasant bitterness. i was looking forward to switching to something else after my first sip.


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