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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bold and bright, our American Red Ale bursts with Pacific-Northwest hops balanced by a blend of caramel and toasted malts. Kettle hops: Cascade, Crystal, Mosaic, Chinook. Dry hops: Cascade, Crystal, Centennial, Citra. Malts: 2-Row, Vienna, C-75, C-120

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy mahogany with sturdy tan head. The aroma is pine, grapefruit and caramel; honestly a little hoppier than I was expecting. The flavor is piny and woody hops with lots of toast and caramel behind it. Pleasantly bitter, but seems a little bit tannic. Bitterness lingers into aftertaste for quite a while. Not too shabby.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Really great aroma right out of the bottle. Nice head and beautiful red color. The hops hit you right upfront and keep you coming back for more.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9800) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2011
12 oz. bottle from grownfool- thanks again, Brian! Pours a clear mahogany color with a finger-thick, rocky, beige head with some lacing and unevenly sized bubbles. Aroma of caramel malts, leafy hops, citrus peel, cream, toasted sugars, and earth. Flavor of grapefruit citrus, caramel malts, leafy hops, toast, cereal, grass, nuts, and paper. Light-medium bodied, with a citrusy mouthfeel and dry finish. Moderate-medium carbonation. Theres a lot to this for an amber ale. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2893) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 2, 2011
A dark copper color with beige head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, citrus, and biscuit. Flavor is well balanced with some dark fruit, caramel, oats. Aftertaste is rather bitter. This how all ambers should be.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4658) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2011
Pours a ruddy dark copper with one finger of sandstone tan head. Rich malty nose with a leafy hop character. Bitter and musty flavor, tannic bite. Thin bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (4055) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2011
UPDATED: APR 20, 2011 Bottle, Thanks Dakine! Deep reddish amber with one finger of off-white lace. Pretty robust nose bursting with caramel, and some hops lingering in the background. Kinda smells like a light arrogant bastard. Flavor is slightly spicy, some hops, caramel. Very nice balance. Solid as a rock, just as it says on the bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010 Hop aroma. Bronze coloured smooth on the palate and hoppy with a hint of dryness in a very bitter malt finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle courtesy of daknole. Pours red with a white head. Smells of floral malt, touches of citrus, light fruity hints, caramel. Tastes earthy and peppery with some hints of pine and sweet malt. Enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma shows notes of toffee, berry and fruity hops. Flavor shows pretty much the same with an underlying herbal note and light florals. Overall body is light to moderate and finishes with light bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle at RBWG 2011. Pours clear orange/amber, thin off-whie head, spotty lacing. Nose is caramel, spice, red fruits. Flavours of spice, toffee-fruit. Kinda herbal. Meh.


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