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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In 1828, the University of Virginia created their own fire company made up of students, professors and servants. Their sole fire engine was called the Hydraulion, a pump wagon with the waterpower of 16 men. The UVA Fire Company left their mark for almost 100 years before giving way to the town of Charlottesville’s Fire Department. Our Hydraulion Red is a nod to not only UVA’s firefighters, but the brave men and women everywhere who risk their lives every day, while saving ours.

This Irish-Style Red is a perfectly balanced beer with a great caramel sweetness alongside a tangy, citrusy hop profile.

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3.3
Iphonephan (6989) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Tasting at Dominion Wine and Beer Falls Church, VA. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Floral nose. Flavors of nuts and herbs. Moderately bitter finish.

2.8
mansquito (6438) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Norm’s Fine Wine and Beer, vienna: pours red with a creamy off-white head. aroma is slight caramel and wee bits of a hop and some earthiness. Taste is pretty light. Not too much malt backbone. It was almost watery. Meh.

3
climberbob (458) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Can. Decent head that does not last. Malty sweet aroma. Some grassy notes. Sharp bitter front w malt that has a mild slightly sweet finish. Ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
Foxbush (2029) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2016 Growler form Growlers to Go This is the first growler purchased from the location on the Boulevard in Richmond. T he ale poured a clear red color with an off white head and lacing. The aroma of caramel malts and some yeast. This is malty beer with a very pleasant taste and very drinkable. The ale had medium body and average. Carbonation. The finish was clean with no bitterness. 12 oz can from Growlers to Go Nice ale. The can version was very frothy (filled the glass with foam).

3.7
can8ianben (1545) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Tasty red, nicely sweet and smokey, with a subtle candy flavor (maple??). Pretty solid. Recent GABF winner.

2.9
BrettTaylor (776) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Poured from tap. Pours a clear reddish amber with almost no head at all. Malty, biscuit, then some hop bitterness (piney), then a relatively unpleasant sharp bitter (alkali) note on finish.

3.5
Travlr (24897) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Draft at the source. Extremely dep dark amber color, tan head with nic retention and lacing. Aroma of lightly toasted caramel. Taste is caramel with a slightly burnt edge.

3.6
decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Ruby red amber pour with creamy white head and lace. Sweet caramel malt dominates the nose. Sweet caramel malt and a rock candy like sweetness. A touch of what I think are earthy hops. Medium body with good carbonation.

2.6
Darwenus (1136) - Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Pours kind of a burnt scarlet color with an average head but a lot of lace. The aroma is sweet and somewhat nutty, but with floral hops dominating. The flavor is very, very mild. A little caramel, a little bready malt. Slightly rich finish, something like humus.

2.9
obguthr (6367) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2014
Dried leave, red grape nose. Clear rust, medium yellow head. Dried leaves flavor, finishing with apple core.


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