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RATINGS: 943   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Often referred to as Burning River Pale Ales big brother, this stock ale is remarkably balanced for such a highly hopped beer. A rich deep blood red color makes this beer scary enough to be served every Halloween and a few other times of the year.

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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nejhleader (1536) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Has a good pine hop aroma. Taste is a well balanced pine hops and malt. Pretty decent beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scarletfire65 (1423) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Draft at First Draft in Chicago. Aroma is cherries, apples, sherry. Big palate, full bodied. Lots of fruit, cherries, malt, raisins, booze. Nicely hopped. Bitter finish with strong yeasty notes. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6984) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2016
6 oz pour on draft at Snallygaster 2016. Hazy orange with off-white head. Aromas of stone fruit, citrus, floral. Tastes of tropical fruit, stone fruit, floral. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (1655) - New York, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Tap at Brown Iron Brewhouse. Pours deep orange, off white head. Aroma is caramel, cherry. Flavor is sweet cherries, caramel, some lemon rind and orange. Malt forward.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Bottle. Toasty, fruity caramel malt and light herbal hops aroma. Hazy amber with a large beige head. Toasty caramel malt and strong herbal hops bitterness. Body on the lighter side of full, moderate carbonation. Not really my thing, but well made.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours a bright orangish amber color. Aromas of heavy grapefruit, pine, and a touch of ginger. Flavor of citrus, pine, and a nice bittersweetness on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (3034) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2016
Malty aroma. Beer is sweet and malty similar to a string amber ale. Easy to drink and for finishes sweet. Pours deep red with a thin tan head. Had out of a bottle at home

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (781) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Pours a bronze-red with a foamy tan head. Smells of bread - whole grain wheat and rye, nuts. Taste is sweet and moderately bitter - bread and roast nuts, floral grassy hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lownote (582) - Austin, Alabama, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Damn this is drinkable. Pours red, a little cloudy, with a nice thick head that lasts. Great spicy rye aroma with some hops in the background. Great thin body. Good balance of spicy malts, sweetness, and hop bitterness. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2885) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. There are strong malt notes throughout, caramel, toffee, bready. There is solid citrusy hops that balance the maltiness. There is a slight grassy vegetal hop character. Lingering bitterness.


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