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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A strong malty red with fruity malt notes.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2011
Deep mahogany, clingy body under lasting creamy sand colored head. Lemon-pepper/iced tea aroma, peachy fruitiness comes out as it stands. Mild alcohol late. Nicely balanced flavor finds a sweetened bready maltiness under peppery citrics, and no shortage of its 8.1% ABV. Substantial mouthfeel. Pepper lingers dryly. ~~~~~~~~~~ 13oz. snifter @ RB Orland, 04/02/11.


3.3
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2011
Growler; pour is almost like honey, with an off white head. Modest retention and very light lacing in this glass. Im wondering where the hop profile is in this one; its heavy on the fruity, bready, caramel notes. Sweeter than it should be, but the fruitiness is a bit surprising. Its not bad, but slightly off.

3.7
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Draft at RB Warrenville. Pours a dark crimson with offwhite head. Nose is nice and freshly floral hopped. Also some toasty notes, as well as caramel. On taste, the c-malt is quite subdued, which is nice for a change. Nice assertive bitterness and fruity hop notes. Pretty tasty.

3.5
Frank (4196) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Cask version at Night of the Living Ales 2010. Amber and a bit foamy for cask ale. Citric hoppy nose. Dry but still a bit thick on the palate. Medium dry w/ a resinous bitterness to finish. Nice, crisp IPA.

2.7
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2009
Growler 3/8/09. Orange amber with slight haze. Smells malty, bready, fruity. Nice touch of hops as well, somewhat floral. Mouth is very malty, fruity, with a reasonable bitter. Kind of tough to finish, and underwhelming. Average.

3.4
User29624 (1683) - - MAR 9, 2009
Cask @ Day of the Living Ales. Pours hazy amber, with a white head. Aroma is mild, some citrus hops and mostly malt. Well balanced though, was a nice brew from them.

3.4
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2009
slightly hazy reddish copper color, tiny off white head, lightly lacy. nose is mild, but hoppy citric and piney. flavor of caramel, lightly hoppy, quite enjoyable. medium bodied, bitter finish. nicely hopped, but not overpowering . on tap @ RBOP.

3.5
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2009
On tap at brewpub. Pours hazy reddish copper with thin white head. Aroma is malty with caramel, toffee, hops and some bread. Flavor is malty with toffee, caramel, citrus, hops and some bready notes. Could use a little more hops to bring some extra bitterness as this is a malty ale. Still quite enjoyable and could see myself having seveal glasses.

3.4
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Mug club mug poured draft at the brewpub (Orland Park, Il). Pours a hazed deep amber, notes of reddish orange peek through, with small whitish head that dissipates to a film and laces fair enough. Aromas are toasty malt, light carmel sweetness mixed with biscuits and toffee touched with decent bittering hoppy bouquet. Initial is a dry toasty malt body, toffee, carmel, and toast, that moves quickly into a nice hoppiness. Hops are citrus, earthy, and spicey and really fight malt back a bit, which I personally welcome. Finishes with a whole mix, a touch astringent in the finish but rounding out with good bitterness on the palate and malty graininess in the aftertaste. Overall, a touch unbalanced but the aftertaste and hops are a welcome change of pace. Cheers!

3.5
holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2008
On cask at Night of the Living Ales IV. Pours a red brown. Lots of caramel, some red fruit, and hops in the nose. Oranges, lemons, caramel, red fruit flavors. Smooth clean and very drinkable. Decent beer.


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