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RATINGS: 400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with a half ton of caramelized malts, this bold red ale has caramel and toffee flavors, notes of dried raisins and currants, and a slightly sweet finish.
Color: 30 SRM
Bitterness: 17 IBU
Gravity: 15° Plato
Availability: 24/7/365, Kegs and Bottles

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2.9
MrBunn (2826) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber with little head. Aromas are very grain heavy... silo dust and caramel with a little bit of a weak herbal groove. Flavor is similarly bland: kind of a caramel malt, apple juice concentrate and grain dust mix without a lot of direction or character. Kind of like a macro attempt at micro quality.

3.1
gorditoabd (636) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Bottle, from the gas station. Aroma is of malt and faint honey. Mouthfeel is light, high carbonation, light bitterness, well balanced by the sweet honey and cinnamon flavors, before a solid bitter finish. Cinnamon notes are particularly pleasant in this beer. Not bad, for an amber.

2.5
daknole (11047) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Tap at La Jolla. Reddish/amber pour. Aroma has doughy malts, caramel, honey, wheat thins and some lightly grassy hops. Flavor has the expected caramel malt, bready notes, earthy hops. Boring.

2.7
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2010
Clear deep amber with a small off white head.aroma hd hints of toasted malt, caramel and vague hops. Flavour had toasted malt, caramel and fruity hints from the somewhat vague hops.

3.3
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
A decent offering, well worth the money and i’d possibly get it again. Just didn’t knock my socks off. Pretty tasty, very drinkable, mild caramel flavor,hints of fruit and bitterness. very good per style.

2.9
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Serving: 12 oz. bottle.
It pours a nice amber color with a small, foamy, off-white head. The nose has some tropical notes to it with a whiff of chocolate malt. The flavor leans on the tasteless side. A bit of chocolate, a little bitterness, and not much else. The body is light to medium with a short to medium finish. This is one mediocre brew.

3
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 12, 2010
a nice big amber. maltiness abounds. pretty simple beer. pours a nice copper color. aroma is a little sweet. nice carbonation.

2.3
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2010
SD trip, Karl Strauss LaJolla, sampler, had these while having a larger DIPA, flavors and ratings may be rough: Reddish brown; weak nose and even weaker flavor, really bland.

4.1
J_man (996) - Tustin, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
A perfect clear amber color with a head the flees quickly. Slight caramel aroma that is amplified beautifully in the first sip. A solid caramel malt body with just enough hop flavor to make it interesting. Creamy smooth on the palate and with a nice woody sweetness. An all-around excellent amber ale from a great brewery. On tap at Chili’s and the Fireside Lounge at the Country Inn & Suites in Mira Mesa, CA.

3.1
obguthr (6344) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Buttery diacetyl smell. Clear copper, thin yellow head. Like the Karl Strauss Pin tail I sampled immediately before this one, the flavor of tea dominates. Perhaps my glass didn’t get a good rinse. Clover and honey remains on the palate.


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