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RATINGS: 935   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Often referred to as Burning River Pale Ale’s 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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4.9
medievalkimber (1) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2008 does not count
Had on tap last October in Pittsburg. Deep red color, phenomenal aroma. Absolutely pinpoint precision hops/malt balance, with enough hops to kill the sweetness from the high alcohol content.

4.9
BernieLomaxXx (19) - Delaware, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Good Good Good!!! This is by far one of my favorite IIPA's, hoppy as hell without being overpowering. One of the best in the GLBC line-up! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
mike3 (6) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2004 does not count
This is a wicked beer. I call it a angry beer. It is very smooth for a hoppy beer. Its red color is impressive to the eye.

4.8
DragonsHead (142) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2007
One of my favorite beers of all time. Had most recently on draft at Mad Mex. Pours such a wonderful blood red. I just can’t wait to taste it when it’s poured. Great balance of carmel hops flavor. Never a disapointment.

4.8
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Appearance: Slightly hazy reddish-amber with cream colored head that leaves a persistent thin line and slight lacing. Aroma: Orange, grapefruit & pine hops, caramel, and a spicy bread-like quality that reminds me of rye. Taste: Great balance of American hops (orange, grapefruit, pine) and semi-sweet caramel and fruity malts. Ends spicy and bitter. It still reminds me a little of a ramped up Rye IPA/Red Ale. Palate: Moderately low carbonation, very smooth, oily and full body. Dry and warming finish. Overall: Just a stellar beer. Seems like a Double IPA with a slightly different malt base. This has more than redeemed my faith in Great Lakes after my sub-par opinion of their Octoberfest.

4.8
beern (156) - Alabama, USA - SEP 8, 2017
Pours amber and translucent with a tanhead with an aroma of sweet hopped malt. Tastes of malt and booze with a nice hop finish with mild bitterness. It's rich, slightly sweet malt. It's mostly full bodied with moderate carbonation. It's very well balanced and very good.

4.7
beergodz (4) - Seven Hills, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2006 does not count
The cool blood red color is enough to get your attention but the taste will make you an instant convert. Get a driver when enjoying more than 1.

4.7
jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Dark amber with big, foamy, tan head / Herbaceous, piney nose / Medium, sticky body with sharp hop finish / Flavors of grapefruit, lemon, burnt sugar, and pine / Terrific, but pretty much a 2ipa I’d say.

4.7
CincyTK (1) - - SEP 25, 2013 does not count
highly hopped yet remarkably balanced. amazing color. One of my all time favorite brews. Working on brewing a clone so I can have it year round


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