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RATINGS: 358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This time of year in the Rockies, one day can span all four seasons. Morning snow gives way to afternoon sun, sending fresh snowmelt into our rivers and into our mash tun. With a complex malt backbone dry hopped for notes of citrus and pine, its almost as surprising as the season itself.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadDogMD (215) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Pours a clear amber color w/ a creamy, off-white head. Smells of bread, caramel, some hops. Taste is well-balanced between the malty sweetness & bitter, piney hops. Love how hoppy this is for a red!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
Originally reviewed: 3/1/11. 12oz bottle poured into my Sweetwater pint glass. Best by: 4/28/11. Pours a clear dark amber with a thick finger-width beige head on top. Good retention; lots of sticky lace on the glass. The nose is bursting with fresh citrus, pine needles, herbs. Very fresh-smelling. I dig it. The mouth is moderately full. Good heft to it, but drinkable still. Theres a bit of a hop smack at the onset, but this flavor is fleeting and short-lived. Theres not a lot of depth to this one. Mild sweetness on the finish. Bready. This is a stellar drinkable beer, but I thought aspects of it could be more pronounced. Its not a palate-torcher, which is fine, but there needs to be a bit more "pop" to the flavor. Still, I could see myself having this again and again. Good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2012
Tasty beer. Balanced taste of grapefruit and pine, surprisingly smooth given the reasonably high abv. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2888) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 20, 2012
Bottle from Alesela
Reddish light brown...hazy..big off white head that dissipates with some lacing
Aroma sweet rich caramel malts...some pine and soft grassy hops.
Taste of rich caramel malts, quite malty, hint of sweet toffee, barley sugars, some sappy piney hops, soft resin hops, some citrus zest
Palate - medium carb, medium body, quite viscous, some stickiness, tangy bitter sweet palate. Finish as main flavour and rather dry with a sweet malty bitter zesty finish, cleans well
Overall - tasty malty hoppy amber ale

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gururyan (720) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - APR 12, 2012
Exceptional brew, very impressed with this one. Well balanced, great drinkability, some hop in the red for the hop lover in you, freakin great!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (2422) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 6, 2012
Bottle. Reddy broon with an off-white head. Fresh hops and sweet malt on the nose. Delicious sweet malty flavour with pine hops. Very hoppy. Caramel malt. Sweet finish. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Pours a hazy red. Aroma is grapefruit floral hops with a strong sweet malt. Flavor is excellent, citrus -malt and pine flavors ...bready yeast flavor. Really excellent beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Denver2012 (24) - - MAR 10, 2012
Pours a dark ruby with a thumbs width beige head. Nice lacing. Wow... what a wonderful wonderful aroma. Sweet and hoppy and incredibly balanced between the two. Nectarine, grapefruit, a little pine. I could just sit and sniff this all night I think. Flavor is just as good. The grapefruit and pine seem to hit you in the forefront but its balanced extremely well by the malt backbone which provides some delicious sweetness and breadiness. A nice silky mouthfeel with an appropriate level of activity from the carbonation. Medium bodied. I think I am having the same reaction to this as I did with Deschutes Red Chair, which has since become one of my favorite beers. I had this Red once before a couple years ago and did not enjoy anywhere close to how much I am enjoying it this time around. Odell with a grand slam on this one and think this just might have overtaken their IPA as my favorite beer from them. The only thing that blows about this beer is that its seasonal. And the name is rather unoriginal as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
A nice red color with an off white head and a bit of lacing. The aroma has grapefruit and a bit of pine and malt. The flavor has more malty sweetness with a bit of spice in the background and a slightly bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
falco242 (386) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Nice red pour, but seemed to be a bit lacking in the aroma department. Hoppy and notes of citrus in the aroma lead to a hop flavor but not overwhelming at all which is good. Carbonation is nice it is a very refreshing.


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