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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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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3.6
RSRIZZO (2032) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a Shaker at 40°. Color is a hazy amber with good carbonation and a thick tight off white head. Aroma is a fruity citrus hop scent. It has a medium body that goes down with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor has a sweet fruity feel, then roasted malt, toffee, a hint of pepper and ends with citrus hop spice giving off a mild bitterness. In the after taste the citrus stand out a little more, a bit of pine shows and the bitterness holds on. Overall its a good Amber, a lot hoppier then most.

3.2
Ernest (7862) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle.

Head is initially average sized, creamy, light brown, fully lasting.
Body is dark amber/red.

Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cookie), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), with a note of black tea.

Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.

Medium body, creamy texture, soft/lively carbonation.

This would score higher if not for personal preferences...it’s not really flawed, per se, it’s just not the sort of execution I like. First issue is the hop odor...just not a fan of that rough resinous-grapefruit rind treatment. Just too reminiscent of floor polish etc. Likewise, in the mouth it’s rather citric/acidic, which I’m not a fan of, even though it’s overall well-balanced. But it’s clean, looks great, and has a nice mouthfeel. This is the sort of beer that would score in the high 3s for me if it was simply more elegant and polished, rather than done up in the typical American rough-edged, abrasive format.

4.5
kptron (18) - Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2012
Up front sweet hop nose, blended with carmel-y notes. Dark ruby red, with light head. Medium earthy sweetness, rounded out by a nice piney hop bite. Lively and dry on the palate. A damb fine red ale! This rivals Odel’s Red.

3.9
strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2012
Bottle. This is my second beer from Marble and it is very good overall. Aroma shows off hops but is softened by the malt balance. Deep amber color with a little red, nice head, a little cloudy. Full flavored with no problems. Very well done for this style.

3.8
hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Pours a nice clear amber. Little head. Aromas of malt, hops, candied sugar and a touch of alcohol. Initial taste is malty, smooth a crisp. Has a nice hop bitterness. Almost a rye-esque flavor. Usually not a big fan of reds but this one is quite delicious. If you can find it...try it.

4.4
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Poures a slightly hazy deep red with a thick one finger off-white head. Great head retention and lacing.

Piney hops dominate the smell but that is quickly followed by some toasted malt and hints of chocolate. A really unique smell and great balance of hops and malt.

The flavor, like the smell, begins with a piney hop flavor being dominant. This is quickly followed by toasted caramel malt and some dark chocolate. The hops are still there throughout and lead to a mild bitterness lasting through the finish.

This beer is a wonderful balance of hops and malt. A unique flavor for a red ale, it is truly a one of a kind beer and an amazing one at that. Glad I am able to get it locally.

3.6
freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Pours copper red with eggshell head. Smells is oily grapefruit with an ipa familiarity. The taste is smooth and full, both a bit oily and grainy. Floral and grapefruit hops are the strong point but it doesn’t finish dry. There is a bit of medicinal taste but it is still enjoyable.

4.9
aztecabrewer (1) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 1, 2012 does not count
Awsome beer! Have it every time I visit family in the Las Cruces/El Paso area and bring some back with me to San Diego. Perfect balance of bitterness and malty sweetness. Hints of choclate add another layer of complexity. Aroma is definetely IPAish, floral, citrussy. Need a keg of this beer.

3.6
dnstone (3591) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Red-amber in color with a soft off-white head. Excellent hoppy-piney aroma. Very IPA-esque with a nice malt body underneath.

3.7
chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2012
Cask (gravity dispense) at Great British Beer Festival, day 4 on 5 August 2011. One of a surprising number of beers from New Mexico at GBBF - how’d that happen? Coppery colour more than red. Excellent hop presence in the aroma - a good mix of pine, grapefruit and herbaceous. Just a touch of toffeeish malt. Firm hoppy stuff on the palate too. This sort of thing can descend into a rather sticky, caramel mess but no such issues here - the hops and firm mouthfeel kept everything in check. Well-balanced and most enjoyable.


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