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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.25/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

Awards
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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3.4
Cybercat (6013) - Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Pours a clear, dark golden amber with a tinge of red and a fairly thick, if not persistent, pale tan head. Raspberry dominates the aroma, which does have some sorghum to it. Flavor has firm sorghum and raspberry notes, and is slightly sweet - pretty good for a non-gluten beer. Texture is smooth and has average body but plenty of fizz. One of the better gluten free beers I have had.

1.4
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle (free, thanks Josh!) pours a clear rose’ with a feeble attempt at a head. Scent is musty berries. Taste is bad and fruity.

1.3
FROTHINGSLOSH (8069) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Crap - now with berry! +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a salmon-orange color with a large soapy light pink head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was tangy artificial sugar, artificial berry, yeast and had an odd off presence. The flavor was grainy cereal, artificial sugar, artificial berry and was a touch medicinal. The finish was medium length tangy berry. Medium body. Awful, which is a step up for these guys.

2.4
r464 (2362) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Sweet and tart, but with a bit of earthiness as well. Citrus and raspberry, watery. Might be better as a summer thirst quencher.

1.5
DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Pours dark straw with pinkish edges, frothy white head, a lot of carbonation streams. Looks like a smacked ass. Hopefully it smells better. Nose is grainy and plasticy, with some raspberry Jolly Ranchery notes. Tastes tart, soapy, hoppy, with some raspberry and orange zest at mid-palate. Light and watery.

2.9
cheap (6008) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Smell of mild raspberry taffy. Looks like sprkling rose wine. Taste is off but yet raspberry, of course. Starts to come across like a spritzer. Yes, very much like sweet wine and lemon lime/ginger ale mixed. Just not quite as sweet. Goes down fairly easy after a rough day.

2.6
Slipstream (2677) - USA - JAN 7, 2012
Very pretty, almost coral-colored pour. Floral aroma. A light and fruity ale. A nice fruit brew.

1.9
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Sampled in boulder. Very skeptical of this one but it is fair. A bit too bubbly for my tasting but the malts are really rough.

2.1
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
bottle... courtesy Alex via Andrew, thanks to a ticker... watery light pink, looks like a cheap white zin... sweet cough drops, sugar, light alcohol soaked raspberries... taste is really watery, light raspberry, alcohol, resin, as bas as it sounds, not terrible but this isn’t good either

1.1
Aurelius (5489) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Rosé appearance, no head. Plain label, Eco-Green marketing crap. One of the stinkiest beers I’ve ever come across - chemical, plasticky, like a new air mattress with some raspberry jam. This is like a bad homebrew/winemaking experiment. Sour, weird, bad. I’m bailing on this rating and pouring it out.


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