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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Well balanced Red Ale, brewed with Crystal Malt and Cascade Hops that impart a stronger more robust flavor.

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3.1
Ratman197 (15348) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2008
On tap @ Phantom Canyon poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting light amber head. Aromas of carmel, citrus and light pine. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and light citrus with a smooth lightly bitter finish.

2.5
BeerandBlues2 (13806) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Dark amber with no head. Sour hop aroma. Olive flavor with a hoppy nose. Medium metallic palate.

3.7
jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2005
on tap-pours a tan head, color is brown. Aroma is grain & sweet. Taste is malty and then the hops come through boldly. This was their best beer of the batch I had, very nicely done.

3
cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2011
On tap @ PC. Dark red orange appearance with a cream colored head. Caramel malty aroma with medium piney hops. Fairly piney, bitter hoppy flavor over a mild to medium caramel malty body.

3.7
Braudog (6833) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Dark red. Sticky foam on the glass. Fruity grapefruit aroma and likewise in the flavor. Light and drinkable. One of only two passable beers at Phantom Canyon.

3.3
jgb9348 (6474) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2003
Dark amber in colour with no head at all. Maltiness in the aroma with almost nothing else. A great malty flavour with a bit of sweetness and a touch of hops thrown in. Finishes with a malt bitterness. Overall, a better than average that was one of my favourites from the afternoon at the brewpub, which says quite a bit, because I usually don't like the style. I had this on tap at the brewpub in Colorado Springs, CO on 10-August-2003.

2.4
BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2006
[Colorado Road Trip – 2006] This was a deeper orange color brew. Has a hard time with the over malty flavor vs the hops being a tad subtle. I was not a huge fan of this brew.

3
ads135 (5010) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 24, 2017
Pretty standard amber. Very well balanced. Pours reddish brown, light citrus aroma and some grassy bitter finish. Mosty sweet bread body. Tried for the first time at the brewery back in 2008.

3.5
theisti (4203) - Kansas, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Shaker pint pour at the brewpub. Pour is dark golden brown, nice off white head. Aroma of toasty slightly sweet, biscuit maltiness with decent hop bitter behind that. Taste is the nose, slight sweet, biscuit malt, hop bitterness. At the end, there is a nice burnt roasty element. Palate medium to thin, drinkable with a lot of character. Nice amber.

3
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Sampled at GABF. Dark amber pour. Some hops in the aromaToasty flavor with some hops. Pretty average amber. Forgettable, even.


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