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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Eric is a hop-lover’s delight, packing the hops of an IPA into a malty sweet red ale. A Mosaic dry hop dominates, adding an aroma of peach, mango and other tropical fruit. Citra, Simcoe, and CTZ round out the hop bill, adding additional fruit and herbal notes. O.G. 1.065. Fermentables: 2-Row Barley, Simpsons Amber, Simpsons Crystal, Patagonia Especial. Hops: Mosaic, CTZ, Citra, Simcoe.

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3.6
drfabulous (8575) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 6, 2016
12 ounce can thanks to wchesser. Slightly malty with some mosaic nose and then some fruity hop notes.

3.7
HopfenWeisse (1558) - - MAR 24, 2016
Thanks Ripa! Amber colored beer with nice lasting head. Aroma is citrus, hops, citra. Flavor is hops, malt, bitter. Solid IPA.

3.6
blueshockey24 (649) - Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Can. Aroma is Citrus grapefruit. Taste is sweet malty citrus grapefruit and pine with a carmel pine finish. Pretty good.

3.5
ajnepple (7059) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2015
12 oz single can from Molly’s Spirits. Clear amber appearance with a light tan head, excellent retention and thick lacing. Aroma of pine, light hop resin, tropical/stone fruits, caramel malt and light toffee. Similar flavor, medium hop bitterness balanced by a mild malt sweetness. Medium body with a light dry, lingering bitter finish. Pairing: Widespread Panic - Red Hot Mama* > Fixin’ To Die* > Red Hot Mama*, * featuring Eric McFadden, from 06/22/2011 Kit Carson Park, Taos, NM

4.2
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Wonderful fresh hop aroma - pine and tropical fruit - jumps out of the can. The caramel notes might be a little off, but it’s hard to tell over that bracing bitterness. I rate it so high for the intense hop character that is lacking in so many others. It has the fortitude of a DIPA. Another step in the arms race; five years ago this would have been called one.

4
TheGB (579) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Pours red with a nice lasting head. Fantastic aroma of rye spice and hops. Really nice taste and palate to match

3.4
onceblind (10561) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Slightly hazy Amber with a thin sticky light beige head. Big toffee and sticky resinous floral and grapefruit notes combine with a hefty amber sweetness. Clean but bitter flavor of grapefruit and leafy hops that’s a little bracing with some Amber and caratoffee undertones. A bit imbalanced but not undelightful. A little too resinous though for a red.

3.4
Tide (4348) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2014
Draught at the office. Dark copper color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, caramel, mango, pine and resin. Bitter finish with hops, mango and resin. Very nice red.

2.1
Ernest (7817) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2015 Can. Head is initially large, frothy/creamy, light brown, fully lasting. Body is dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), lightly yeasty (dough), with notes of vegetables (squash, turnip, etc.), wood stain / varnish, spoiled fruit juice, bile, diacetyl. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, moderately to heavily bitter, unclean. Medium to full body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. I had a bad experience last summer with this one from bottle (nearly flat and infected/sour), and thought maybe this (presumably more recent) canned batch might be better. Alas, it’s even worse...the aroma is very off-putting and if anything it’s even more sour (and dirtier tasting) than last time. But at least the carbonation is really nice this time...nice big fluffy lasting head, and a slightly better mouthfeel thanks to the carbo. Bummer about the aroma/flavor, though.

3.7
wchesser (2140) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Clear deep red brown. Hoppy pine and citrus nose with some caramel malt. Medium body, nice red ale core, but with a hoppy bitter finish. Lots of breweries trying these hoppy imperial reds but the hops always seem to clash with the rest of the beer...this one works.


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