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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Amber, smooth, and resinous, this ale was inspired by our exploration of Australian hops. We discovered that their rugged, spicy and piney character brightened a back-bone of roasted caramel malts, creating a beer with surprising depth and smoothness.

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edgallow (4552) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2017
12 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of spice, resin and grains. Taste is resin and grains.

2.5
DocLock (11103) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2017
Bottle from Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting. Pours clear, deep coppery with fluffy, off-white head. Nose is very caramelly, resiny hops, mild dark fruit. Tastes very caramelly, somewhat charred even, resiny hops, but overpowered in the caramel and the caramel malt was roasted too long.

3
basaywhat (314) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a white head. Aroma was of citrus and herbal hops, caramel and toast. Slight bitterness to taste. Not great.

3
SteveOrz85 (250) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2017
From a variety case purchased back in October. 12 oz bottle served in stemmed IPA glass. One finger head dissipates quickly to a thin cap leaving a good amount of lacing. Beer is a bit of a darker amber color with a slightly reddish Hugh. Aroma is moderately strong with notes of some pine and resins. Notes of resin in hops. Taste is lightly sweet and medium bitter with hoppy character, pine and resins, with a touch of smooth malts. A medium bodied beer with average carbonation. Over all an ok beer. I am not an expert on reds. Likely would have been better fresh.

2.2
ehaak26 (725) - - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle from someone. Not much to it. Pine and resin aroma with a suggestion of malt.

3.2
rustbucket0873 (460) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Pours amber red with alot of head. Tan. The aroma is citrus, Malty, bisket, pine. The flavor is malty, caramel, bisket, bread, pine, and suttle citrus at the end and aftertaste. Thick for a nice cool day, but refreshing. Overall best out of the variety pack, not great stand alone.

2.3
freekyp (2427) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2016
The hop bill here is highly unusual, and I could see it having a polarizing effect on the opinions of tasters of the beer. Extremely resinous and piney, the Australian hops dominate this beer leaving little room for any other flavors or aromas. These hops lack any semblance of fruit or floral character. This is pure pine tar. So if you think your Xmas tree would taste good in a beer, you may like this. I found it abrasive, overly dry, and one dimensional. Perhaps a more muscular malt bill would have balanced this beer a bit better.

3.3
Cybercat (6207) - Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2016
Pours clear honey-golden with a thick, if not too persistent, buff head. Aroma delivers woody spice, caramel and evergreen tones. Flavor features resiny hops, caramel, clove and toasted malt character, quite enjoyable - a mouthful of fall. Mouthfeel offers typical but serviceable body and fizz. Get your red hoppy beer right here!

3.6
johnnnniee (4434) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Bottle from Mike, thanks bro.
amber red color with brilliant clarity, Caramel and bready maltiness with a fair amount of citrus and pine to counter. Pretty good, but not earth shattering.

3.5
mike67 (1274) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of piney hops, caramel malt and red fruit. Body is medium and crisp. Herbal hops, caramel malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and dry. Overall it is nice brew.


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