RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.25/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This delightfully drinkable ale offers a crisp, yet complex, balance of subtle fruit flavor and aroma with a zesty, citrusy finish. Brewed with natural raspberry puree and orange peel.
Ingredients Sorghum, Brown Rice, Natural Raspberry Puree, Orange Peel, Yucca Extract, Hops, and Yeast
Hops Sterling
ABV 5.0%
IBU 15
Food Pairings Best paired with foods driven by herbs and spices, especially fruity elements. Try: light, white meats like chicken or pork, especially when prepared with a fruit glaze; salads with fruit-based dressings; desserts such as chiffon cakes, soufflés, or dark chocolate.

2010 Great American Beer Festival: Bronze Medal (Gluten-Free Category)
2011 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition: Gold Medal
2011 Craft Lager & Small Batch Festival: Silver Medal
2012 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition: Silver Medal
2012 Craft Lager & Small Batch Festival: Gold Medal
2013 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition: Gold Medal
2014 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition: Gold Medal

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troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2011
[Bottle] Light amber pour without any head to it. Sweet peach and raspberry nose seems pretty genuine. Weak fruity taste includes mainly raspberry mixed with corn syrup, paper and sorgham. Very high carbonation levels remind me of a soda. Not as bad as the other beers from this brewery. In fact, it would be a fine beer for hot weather.

RobertDale (6988) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Sample at KC Beerfest 10-22. Comes a pinkish amber with a small white head. Mild aroma of malt and raspberries. Taste is malt, raspberries and a bit of hops. OK.

drowland (9186) - Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2011
10/16/11. 12oz bottle. Clear amber pour with pinkish/purplish hues, under a fizzy white head that sizzles away and doesn’t lace. Very light, tart fruity aroma of candied raspberry. The flavor is much the same - it’s like raspberry jello made with metal water. Thin and overcarbonated. Meh.

bhensonb (15985) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Bottle from Ledgers. Pours rather rose with a few bubbles/no head. Aroma is more perfumey/floral than raspberry. Near med body. Flavor is floral, even rose, with some raspberry. There’s a papery flavor in the finish.

nick76 (4403) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2011 The aroma is very weak with mixed fruit and sweet malts. The appearance is light pink with a thin head. The taste is not bad up front with a fruity-malty presence but the aftertaste is like insecticide. The palate is thin but smooth. Overall a beer that has great intentions and I’m sure its quality but fails to deliver.

PorterPounder (8364) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Pours a medium copper with a pink twinge to it with no head whatsoever. Pretty much of a neutral aroma, brief hints of raspberries. Flavor is pretty artificial, weak berry kool-aid comes to mind. Not very beer like at all. Mouthfeel has that slick low-carb feel to it that leaves you thirsty. Way below the par of what I experienced a few months back with their Tread Lighlty Ale which was not bad at all.

topherh (1929) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Pours a pinkish amber with a thin white head. Aroma is berries and buttered grits. Flavor is that of berry flavored water. Would be very enjoyable on a hot day.

jb43 (1695) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
(bottle 9/2/10). Pale rose color with good clarity. Small off white head. Light berry aroma and flavor. Very short duration. Light dry finish. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Spare lacing.

brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
A: The pour is a pink color, almost like cherry 7-Up with a very short lived foam. S: Definitely some butter along with cardboard and paper, smells almost like a paper mill. There is not much raspberry to it along with some mild sugar and grass, perhaps some straw and water. T: The flavor is similarly poor. Lots of wet cardboard and paper with a mild raspberry flavor. A bit of sweetness as well as some grainy sugar and a touch of metal. M: Watery and light with a medium carbonation. O: It’s no Indian Wells Raspberry Ale, but it’s not something I’d like to drink, either.

dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Nice balance of sweet and tart berry flavors but not enough beer essence and what does comes through just seems a little off.

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