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style
RATINGS: 533   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This wily red IPA gets its character from the Tasmanian hops that are full of grapefruit, pine and earthy notes creating a bold flavor that threads throughout the taste. The hops are balanced by a core of roasty malts that give this brew body and richness with hints of toffee. This flavorful brew is rounded and smooth with a dry and citrusy hop finish.

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3.7
BVery (11364) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Tap. Wow - interesting and complex brew! Reddish amber pour with a white head. Nose and taste are grapefruit, caramel, pine, and some light lemon. Very good.

3.5
halfonit (1399) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2012
On tap at Battleship. Pours a clear Ruby amber color. Aroma is of hops, sweeter malts, grain, slight floral notes, and candy. Flavor is of malts, brown sugar, hops, rye, and some citrus. Leaves a rye & hop finish. Decent Sam Adams brew.

3.5
beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Bottle pours a clear copper/red with a thick off white head. Nice lacing. Scent is nuts, caramel and hops. Taste is caramel and earth.

3.5
fr5ed (89) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Clear dark amber, almost brown. Pine, grass, resin aroma. Medium body, maybe more. Clean, malt-hop balanced taste. Best Sam A. Brew I've had.

3.6
Strykzone (7659) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
22 pz bottle. This pours mostly clear and cherry wood red. A nice tan head has decent retention. Floral hops, clover, and soft malt in the nose. The taste bigns with bitterness and that clover. It is like honey clover but the honey is light. Citrus begins to be tasted but the bitterness remains constant. Grapefruit arrives with warmer temps. This is nicer than expected and is an impressive effort.

3.2
sethbreaker (180) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAR 11, 2012
From the bottle. Sweet candy caramel aroma, Soft carbonation, some grassy/piney hops, clean tasting with a dry finish. I think I could drink this again.

3.8
scottw86 (1179) - Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Poured a deep red color with a large foamy off-white head. Aroma is hoppy with grapefruit and pine. Also some candy in the aroma. Taste is also hoppy with good caramel malty flavors. Some sweet cotton candy flavors as well. Lots of earthy pine hops in the finish with some grapefruit. Some slight bread flavors as well. Overall very nice, and very well balanced.

3.9
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2012
22oz bottle. Pours bright ruby with large creamy tan head. Aroma is very sweet: sugar cookies, grapefruit, cherries, vanilla. I am very intrigued at this point, but the flavors disappoint: all of the great flavors on the nose are absent; grassy bitterness and some caramel malt. Medium bodied; dry, slightly carbonated, finish.

3.9
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle.
Pours a thick amber with a nice white head. Aroma is stark and upfront grapefruit hops, with bits of rusty malt in the background. Flavor is hops, hops, and grapefruit with hops. Average mouthfeel. Great beer. Is as advertised.

3.9
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAR 7, 2012
On tap. A deep red color with a foamy off white head and some lacing. A sweet citrusy aroma with a bit of malt. A citrus and pine flavor with some malt sweetness in the background and a slightly bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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