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RATINGS: 141   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Let’s be clear; this is a red IPA. I know, it’s not pale so, IRA? Really nice clean reddish-brown color. Lots of citrus and pine in the nose with only a little onion. Much better carmel malt characteristics than most. Wonderful hop flowery flavors and bitter finish with more pine resin. There’s really no such thing as a ’red ale" style. Even so, this is the best Red Ale I’ve had.


3.8
hauxe (835) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2017
Pours dark amber from the bottle. Creamy head. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, caramel, toast. Taste is rather sweet up front, trending bitter at the finish. Body is medium to full. Rich, creamy, smooth. Very nice.

4
seymour (2057) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2017
Tasted on draft in a shaker glass at El Gomal in Taos, New Mexico, one of my new favourite restaurants ever. Clear dark reddish amber colour with sudsy beige foam, long-lasting with lace. I ordered it fully expecting a bland Killians Irish Red imitation or something, but was pleasantly surprised by in essence a Red IPA. Super-complex malt base -- rich and caramelly, bready, toasty, nutty -- plus big ol’ American hop load. Grapefruity, resiny, peppery, grassy, dank weed. Medium body, strong carbonation, lingering bittersweet aftertaste. Delicious.

3.5
VastActiv (7242) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2017
Tap at Eclectic Urban Pizzeria & Taphouse, Albuquerque. Colour is clear dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Caramel, dryness, some fruits and malts. Strong flavors.

3.7
ajnepple (6701) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2017
12 oz single bottle from Jubilation Fine Wines and Spirits. Hazy amber appearance with a beige head. Aroma of caramel malt, toasted grain, mild hops and light toffee. Similar flavor, adding a pleasant hop bitterness with a nicely balanced sweetness. Rich, flavorful and easy to drink overall. A top notch Red/Amber Ale.

4
zoucrew102 (1919) - - NOV 26, 2016
Can. Caramel malt aroma with notes of toasted malt, citrus and some piney hops. Pours reddish amber with a thin tan head that has little retention and some lacing. Starts with sweet caramel malt flavor as well as some toasted malt. Finishes dry with citrus hop flavor as well as slight piney hop bitterness. Excellent, balanced red.

3.5
Imaena (2327) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - OCT 9, 2016
Can. This is a moster red ale. Super delicious and perfectly balanced. Worth seeking out.

3.5
User134089 (1644) - - MAY 15, 2016
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Clear 8-oz. tumbler glass From: Trader Joe’s in (Uptown) Albuquerque, N.M. Price: $1.42 Purchased: May 6, 2016 Consumed: May 6, 2016 Misc.: Born on April 9, 2016 at 12:49 p.m. MT Looking forward to this one after seeing the overall rating on Beer Advocate about two minutes before writing this. Bought this basically because it’s Marble and I haven’t tried this one yet. Nice to not always have IPAs. Poured an auburn, clear color with two fingers of frothy, khaki head. Rather serene setting underneath the head. Very good lacing. Excellent retention. (Sight - 4.25) Very nice on the smell, getting a great mix of malts and hops. Specifically getting caramel, toasted malts, buttery malts (but not overwhelming which I hate), Mosaic, spicy, dry Chinook, rye, iced tea, spoiled vegetables and light garbage. (Smell - 4.00) Taste wasn’t quite as good as the nose, but decent. Getting toasted malts, buttery caramel malts, dry rye hops, Mosaic, spicy Chinook, sweetened iced tea, spoiled green beans, hints of tropical notes, mainly passion fruit, bitter pine and some woody Nugget. (Taste - 3.75) Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, toasty finish. (Feel - 3.75) This one had its moments, but couldn’t pull the trigger on higher ratings. Might have underrated the smell a tad. Decent beer though. (Overall - 3.75) 3.84 86 B+

3.9
KUEric (976) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Pours reddish brown. Minimal little head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit/citrus, a little bread/dough-y and some caramel malts. But more hop than malt on the nose. The mouthfeel is a little more sharp than expected based on the aroma. The flavor is a little matlier than I expected, but is still yeasty and hoppy with citrus and pine. But also some fruitiness (I’m getting apricots, caramel, cereal, etc).

3.9
Kavu (4890) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2015
10oz on tap @ Draft Station, Santa Fe. Pours clear deep amber with a medium head. Aroma is fruity and piny malts. Flavor is full malts, fruits, pine and hops. Quite nice.

4.1
Livendadream (230) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 13, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2015 Btl pours hazy,ruby red color with a big fluffy off white head that lingers leaving lots of lace on glass. Aromas of pine,citrus, pie crust, and brown sugar. Tastes of cookie dough, grapefruit,resin, and fresh hops. Medium body, silky mouthfeel, above average carbonation, and a smooth slightly bitter finish. I never really enjoyed reds until I tried this one. Truly an amazing beer. The malty backbone is balanced perfectly by the clean hop bitterness, making this quite enjoyable. The fresh hops really come through in both aroma and taste. This is now one of my favorite local brews. Yeah my opinion is biased, so what!


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