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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
When you find yourself parched, Rainmaker brings refreshment. Brewed with caramel and dark roasted malts then doused with a torrent of hops, this double red is sure to please, no dancing required.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (1112) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Pours a darkish, coppery-orange. Nice sized head. Fairly strong hop aroma. Flavor is a combination of malt and hops, with the malt forward and the hops back, though quite prominent in the mixture. Another very strong offering from this brewery.


3.9
andrewje41 (3767) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2017
22 oz bottle poured, from France44. Labeled as Rainmaker India Red Ale. Very well made amber here. A memorable flavor for sure. Sweet caramel and wood aroma to it. Rocky tan foam head. A good balance of rich malt, and bittering hops. Another wood reminder in there, but mild. Cool finish. Flavorful. Excellent red here.

3.5
Ronritter (665) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2017
on tap at brewer pours amber with off white head aroma of caramel and floral. Taste is bitter pine resin and bittersweet caramel.

3.7
Drake (13654) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Minnesota Trip Beer #42. Keg at the brewery, 5/8/16. Clear red, large creamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of lemon and caramel. The taste is bitter lemony hops ,caramel malt. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.

4.1
Travlr (24315) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Draft at the source. Clear amber color, off white head with solid lacing. Nice aroma of toasted spiced caramel. Taste is bitter pine resin and bittersweet caramel. Delicious.

3.6
Carlisle (736) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Draft at the brewery in Minneapolis. Red color with off-white head. Malty flavor. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
chinchill (4939) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2015
On tap at the Republic in Minneapolis. Well balanced, slightly bold red ale. Excellent appearance with high clarity, rich reddish body, durable head. Smooth body.

3.5
jredmond (8206) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle via trade. Pours an amber body with thin white head. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with notes of pine hop, fruity malts, strawberries, clean malt character, light grains and nice pleasant subdued hop profile.

3.8
csaso (2266) - Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2015
Tap - small foamy head, beautiful medium amber color, big grapefruit hop aroma and flavor, with a fair malt backbone, dry hop finish, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2015
poured from bomber....malt forward on nose and mouth....some caramel hops and dough flavors mixed in...i expected more....average.

3.3
commonmac (1230) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Tap at New Bohemia in the classic bumped pint glass this place is known for. Really wish they would splurge for the actual pint glasses. Nice red appearance with about a half finger of head. Aroma has some tropical notes with a pleasant brightness. Taste has mostly bitter elements with that lingering resin aftertaste. Surprisingly very little on the malt front. Basically malts used to impact the appearance. It was initially aggressive but eases off the throttle as the consumption continues. I’m not really digging this one but you could do worse.


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