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RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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, it’s almost as surprising as the season itself.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Growler from the taproom. Really pretty red-brass color with nice foam lacing down the glass. Evident dry-hopping, citrus and pine aroma. Easy drinking style (What is amber anyway?) Plenty of malt backs up the big bitter hop finish. I’d call it an IRA- India Red Ale.


2
Fliwmn (19) - Moorhead, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2017
Didn't think it was hoppy tasting which I like. Solid flavor but flavor doesn't stand out. Wouldn't order again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
MavDunk (105) - - MAY 14, 2017
Pours amber with white head. Scent is hoppy. Taste has a malt backbone as well. Good red.

3.6
zoucrew102 (1925) - - MAY 2, 2017
Bottle. Caramel malt aroma with notes of grapefruit citrus and pine resiny hops. Pours reddish-amber colored with one finger of soapy tan head that has excellent retention and very little lacing. Starts with caramel malt and grassy flavors with grapefruit citrus hops. Finishes dry with more grapefruit hop flavors and acidity with a little bit of pine resin hop bitterness. Nice red IPA.

3.4
Frank (4210) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2017
This is kind of an American strong ale or a 2002-style IPA, I guess. It tastes pretty okay and is thankfully not as sweet as many other red brown IPAs. Woody/earthy hops dominate but play nicely off some toasty, grainy malt notes. Actually, I’d say both the hops and the malts in this are quite flavorful but somehow the end result is more muddled than it is simply tasty. This is medium to full bodied beer w/ fairly crisp carbonation so ultimately it’s drinkable enough but I think regardless of what you might be in the mood for, it will be pretty easy to find better options.

3.2
Brandon1989 (661) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2017
Pours a dark amber color with some ruby in there as well with a medium off white head that left some good lacing around the glass. The aroma is pine, citrus, some earthy spices as well. The flavor is similar to the aroma. There is some pine and citrus hop bitterness up front and finishes with some earthy spice rye notes on the backend.

4.1
Andrew196 (1922) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2017
Pours wonderfully, a reddish, -orange. Lovely malty, funky nose. Grapes, berries, hay, grain. Nice on the tongue too, medium bodied, pleasant carb. Well balanced, dark fruit, some pine, rich florals...A lovely marriage of malt and hop.

3.7
nuplastikk (6313) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2017
12oz bottle. Murky burgundy-brown body. Steady beige head. Pretty solid beer, doesn’t lean into the amber malt excessively, but could easily still be classified as a West Coast Amber. Nice malt depth. Respectable classic NW hop balance. Pretty good stuff.

3.6
tmoreau (4447) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2017
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass at home, showing a rubied amber color, with a rocky layer of tan froth, and foamy spots & ribbons of lacing. The aroma was a caramelly sweet scent immediately out of the bottle, then a touch of earthiness, and esters with some citrus & tropical ripeness. The taste was similar, and the body was a bit less than medium, with okay carbonation, some creaminess to the mouthfeel, and parched rye without the spice. The bitterness was moderate amounts of citrus, earthiness, and resin, followed by the finishing dryness. A decent rendition of a Red IPA.

2.5
ghostbeer (220) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Beautiful red color. Very pronounced hop aroma and taste. One certainly knows one is drinking an IPA with this. One glass is enough for me, though, since I sort of got tired of drinking it and wanted to move on to something else such as their regular IPA.

3.8
BenDover (230) - Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Aroma is piney, grassy, some citrus. Taste is a tad sweet and malty, nice hops, maybe a touch of rye. I am not picking up so much on the fruity/grapefruit flavors others have noted. Really good stuff.


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