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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Napa Smith’s summer brew with a big hoppy flavor and 7.2 percent alcohol.

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3.5
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Pours amber with a decent lingering head. Smells of sweet malty caramel. Full nectar with excellent carbonation. A good amber with a defined malty sweetness and a good hop backbone.

3.3
Tmoney99 (14492) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasted and had good lacing. Moderate hop aroma. Medium body with slick smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate smooth bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good session brew.

3
dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is grainy with notes of caramel/toffee and slight earthy undertones. Overall body is thin and soft with light bitterness.

3
BroSpud (2189) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Bomber. Meh ... Nothing great here. I failed to detect the big hoppy flavor stated in the description and instead found it to be more of a sweet malty brew with little to no character.

3.4
BeerandBlues2 (13323) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear amber with an average, frothy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (biscuit, hay, cookie, toast), average hops (floral, earthy, herbal), and average esters (apple/pear). Flavor is heavy malt (biscuit, hay, cookie, toast), average hops (floral, earthy, herbal), and average esters (apple/pear). Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, light creaminess with a dry and biting finish. Overall, a well-balanced beer that hides its alcohol well.

3.2
MaBeer1972 (2059) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 11, 2010
A light clear amber with a big frothy head and good carbonation. Flavors of light sweet malts and hops, with a little spicy bite. Smoothe drinking. Well made.

3.2
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Amber pour. Nose is malty and grainy as hell. Corn, barley. Flavor is sweet, corn, cardboard, and lightly hoppy. Ok.

3.4
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2010
12oz bottle-pours a rich tan head and amber color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel/musty/nutty, some fruit hops. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel/some cocoa/musty/nutty, 2nd fruit/spice hop bite.

2.3
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Smells of red malt, metal. Nice amount of carbonation, that was slightly red as well. All I can really taste in this one is some metallic and bad hop flavor. Boo, what a drain pour. I could barely finish. I think the lost dog got into the boil.

2.9
cazort (565) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Hoppy, in a harsh way. Not what I was expecting. The hops have a hint of an unpleasant, caraway-like quality, and this dissolves into a more metallic finish. However, unlike some beers in which the first sip is delicious but the unpleasant tones grow upon drinking the whole beer, I found this one grew on me over the course of the bottle. There’s a cleanness and coolness to this one. It might make a better summer beer, but I had it on a cold November evening. I don’t really know what to compare this one to, but it’s not a favorite of mine in any category.


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