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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Not quite red, not quite ipa but quite big. This beer is built upon a solid malt foundation of medium crystal, biscuit, and vienna for a considerable dose of toffee, bread and nutty flavors and aromas. We then laced the beer with hops throughout the process. First hops go into the first wort runoff and hops continue to be added through the boil, after boil, and then dry-hopped in our conditioning tanks at 37 degrees. Rainbow 1 = MALT; Rainbow 2 = HOPS: A double rainbow of flavors. 7.0% ABV

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2267) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2013
pours a cloudy dark brown with a medium size tan head, and very good lacing. smell is floral, malt, and some citrus. taste is dry, fruits (mainly pear and apple), malt, caramel, citrus, hops, and pink grapefruit. ends just a little bitter. overall well done.


3.4
BuckeyeBoy (8500) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2017
Back log entry 22 oz bottle. Pours out amber color topped with a small sand head. Nose is toast some Woody malts Pine and citrus hops. Taste is as the nose with the toasted malts some bread and a balance of pine Citrus hops.

3.2
jake65 (4000) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Can. Amber color with a small beige head, spotty lacing. Smells malty and a little dank. Interesting combination of sweet and floral hops. Tastes malt forward, its sweet. Some floral hop notes and a bit of wet cardboard.

3.4
Capa (3448) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2017
Deep brick red. Sweet malts, citrus, light pine notes, toast. Very rounded malt profile. With muted bitterness. Decent.

3.7
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - SEP 8, 2016
This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a dark ruddy amber color almost brown with a sustaining finger’s worth of white to off white foamy head dissipating at a snail’s pace to a gentle low riding valley of silky foam. Nice show. The aroma blends a nice sturdy sweet caramel rich and toffee malt backbone to citric and grassy hops. Bitterness somewhat low but seems good for the style at least. The flavor lends a hand to the crisp sweet balance of it all. Nice lingering balance of sweet to bitter in the aftertaste leading into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable feel to it. Carbonation seems to run light. Overall, it’s a good amber ale that I could come back to.

3.3
luttonm (6763) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Collective on Tap, Woodinville. Bright white foam on deep red body. Bitter grain heavy. Fruity malt, quite bitter overall with hops. Bitter dark ale. Not terribly enjoyable. Bitter metallic, astringent, meh.

3.4
BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Easy drinking nice balance between the hops and malts I liked this beer it was tasty. Good citrus hops finish.

3.8
Darkmagus82 (2303) - - FEB 24, 2016
Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer served a very hazy reddish-orange amber color with a two finger head of white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a good sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of a toffee and caramel smell mixed with some bready aromas and a good showing of some hop. The hop are mainly of a more dank pine and earthy nature, but it also contains some other aromas of grass as well. Taste – The taste begins with a nice bready and malty taste mixed with a bit of a caramel sweetness and some nice hop flavors of a pine and citrus nature. As the taste advances the citrus fades while the pine grows stronger and is joined by some earthy hop. With a little bit of a decrease in the sweeter caramel and an increase in the hop, one is left with a nice more dankly hopped bready taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the mix of breadiness, dank hop, and sweet the feel makes for a very flavorful and easy drinking brew overall. Overall, the feel was rather nice. Overall – This was a rather enjoyable and nicely hopped red ale. A good go to overall.

3.2
IndianaRed (5039) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 4, 2016
On Tap at PreFunk Meridian Clear deep mahogany with a persistent tan head and sturdy lacing. Plenty of toasted maltiness, hopped up and nearly a woody malty IPA Heavy body and full palate. Strong IBU trailer. A big beer all around.

3.2
kyzr (1596) - Montana, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Cloudy amber pour with huge off white head. Big roasted malt and hoppy nose. Hoppy hit up front with a nice caramel malt body which also has a touch of sourness.

3
natejgood (528) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Pours a deep redish brown. No real head to speak of. Aroma of fruit. Smells very sweet. Interesting combination of flavors. Starts a bit sweet and malty and finishes a bit bitter and hoppy. Kind of an interesting beer but maybe not one that I will drink on a regular basis.


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