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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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This beer was originally brewed for a famous Reggae festival that happens each year here in Humboldt County. A malty bitter American Amber style ale. This mahogany hued ale brings an intense spectrum of hop flavors from the spicy aromatic to lingering bitter, all underscored by a full- bodied caramel richness. Try this brew with a little Jamaican Jerked Chicken.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bozoNZ (778) - Christchurch, - NOV 14, 2012
Rich malt driven, toffee nose. Full palate, strong amber malts dominate. Nice drinker from the bottle a pint or two might get a bit chewy.


3.3
melush (4341) - SPAIN - SEP 18, 2017
33cl Bottle @ Cervezalandia, Vall d'Uixo, Spain Dark amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma is malt, dried fruits, caramel, citrus. Taste follows the aroma. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.2
pbarry02 (4) - - JUL 21, 2017 does not count
This beer is slightly above average so far as red ales go. First time I've had something from Mad River. Decent after taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
KeefOz (1879) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2017
Poured a translucent murky red-brown with a 5mm light tan frothy head/cap that retained well and laced poorly. Carbonation high, slow and fine to coarse. Aroma of sweet caramel malt. Taste is quite sweet caramel, even a bit candied, with moderate levels of spice on the back of the tongue; overall quite malty and with low bitterness. Light to medium body. Clean and soft with moderate sweetness and moderate spiciness on the finish. Easy drinking.

3.5
kraddel (8616) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2017
Sampled at a blind tasting with Dr Beer. Pours Darker amber ( oxidized metal color ) around 20 SRM. No real head. Smell is sharp, mild gingerbread-like spices. a distant, fruity undertone. taste is mildly bitter, bit creamy, almost buttery-in a nice way. Assertive bitter touch in the back, aromatic ( raisins and other fruityness ) in the maltyness. caramelly.

4.2
JDBaker11058 (2310) - Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2017
appearance: clear dark amber, with a finger of creamy light tan head. aroma: toasted brown bread, grass, drying hay, toasted nuts, caramel. taste: caramel sweetness, some cola notes, toasted bread and nuts, and a grassy, earthy hop finish that’s just a bit spicy. finish: dry, semi-sweet, clean palate. notes: A good amber or red ale is tremendously under-appreciated these days, but it’s one of my favorite styles when done right. This one was done right. Really nice. Bottle from the Beer of the Month Club.

3.2
alex_leit (4809) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 25, 2017
Bottle. Bronze-amber color, slightly yellowish foam. Aroma: caramel, a little butter, dried fruits, honey, fruit esters, dried citrus. Taste: sweetish-caramel, light dried fruits, slightly candied, warming, soft hop bitterness.

3.5
floydslip (412) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Deep amber beer with a thin light beige head. Nose of candied almonds, caramel, and stewed prunes. Flavor is sweet, nutty, and rich with toffee, almonds, and figs followed by a slight citrusy bitterness. Medium-bodied, this has a surprising amount of flavor that is pleasantly malt forward.

3.5
nimbleprop (8598) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2017
12oz bottle pours a garnet amber with some sticky, white head. Nose has malt, dried fruits, caramel, a little orange. Flavor follows, chestnut honey, malt, orange, soap. Finishes dry, lightly bitter.

3.5
gripweed57 (2733) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Storm old tasting notes. Cloudy reddish brown color. Creamy tan head. Spicy roasted malt nose hints at orange peel. Sweet roasted malt flavor is fruity and complex. Nice bitter hop finish.

3.6
javiercrasher (619) - Granada, SPAIN - APR 8, 2017
Equilibrada red ale, con buen cuerpo, acaramelada y lupulada. Sin ser mi estilo me ha parecido interesante. Sin fecha de consumo preferente.


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