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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Our super-hopped red ale. Deep copper color and malt sweetness bombarded with 6 types of hops for a lively hoppy flavor and snappy bitter bite

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arkurzynski (2427) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2010
On tap. Nice deep red-orange in color. Aroma is bursting with Northwest, grapefruit hops. Decent caramel and toasted malt background, but the grapefruit bitterness and finish are the showcase. Excellent.

4.6
drowland (8760) - Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Growler courtesy cbfobes! Amazing tropical fruit aroma with grapefruit, pineapple, guava, and more - reminds me of CCB Jai Alai. Sweet hoppy flavor loaded with tropical fruits, chocolate, and more... this is really fucking good. Holy shit.

3.4
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Pours and looks like you would expect from a red ale. More hops than one would expect, but balanced well. This is an old ratting so I would like to try this again being much more into hops.

3.4
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2010
On tap at Vintage. Poured clear reddish-amber with a creamy whitish head. The aroma picked up sweet darker fruit and caramel with accents of vanilla and earthy hops.. sweet overall and enjoyable. The flavor found sweet-ish dark fruit and caramel at the core.. fruit and peppery bitterness surrounded, amped up by a hit of alcohol warmth.. sweet and fairly hot on the finish. Medium-bodied and a little tart on the palate.. near-cloying on the back-end.. OK feel and flow beyond that.

4
cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2010
On tap at Vintage, pours a dark amber with a nice fluffy white head, the aroma has a great mix of sweet malt and hops to it, the taste is nearly perfect with the hop bitterness and the malt, this is worth alone coming to Vintage!

4.3
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Wonderful hop aroma with a hint of malt. Spot on color and head. Tasty hop flavors balanced with the malt. Spot on medium body and hop bitterness. Not Bad, can’t wait for this to come back.

3.7
madvike (3264) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2010
On tap at the Grand Opening - Pours amber, with a very small white head. Nicely hopped, with light spiciness and fruit on the nose, and just a bit of malt poking through. The hops are smooth and balanced in the taste, and it’s fairly grassy and fruity. Sweet malt integrates well with the hops, and everything just seems to fit. Smooth and well-carbonated--I liked this one.

3.9
Skyview (6055) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2010
On draught at the Vintage Brewing Company’s brewpub in Madison, Wisconsin. Attended their Grand Opening on May 2, 2010. This red ale pours a clear reddish amber colored brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that dissipates to a thin ring and some spotty lacing. Aroma of heavy Cascade, Chinook and Cluster hops. Lot of citrus with a hint of caramel malt. Taste is fruity citrus with a hint of tangerine and caramel malt, Finish has a surprise light finish in texture but still the flavor strength of a strong Pale Ale. Of of my favorites of the Grand Opening event.


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