RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A red ale with a malty mouthfeel that finishes with a hop kick. Our flagship session beer at 5% ABV.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1530) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Sweet malt, syrupy, pleasant flavor, with just faint hops. Nice but immemorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2016
Bottle from Total Wine & Co., McLean. Nice amber body with thin head. Nose is malts, caramel, toasty. Hops in the taste for sure with some malty notes. Dry finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (2091) - Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2016
appearance: deep coppery red, short and creamy light tan head, minimal lacing. aroma: floral and grassy hops, over some caramel malts. taste: toasty brown bread, caramel, hint of light molasses, then some citrus and floral hops. finish: hoppy finish, a bit dry. notes: A fine amber. Hop forward, but relatively balanced. Didnt stand out too much. Draft at Barrel and Bushel Beerfest 2016.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidobutai (678) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Good head but short lived. Intriguing copper -red color, not quite clear though. Good sweet aroma, fruity, tart taste and a little bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (7807) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Williamsburg, Va - on tap at the Alewerks Taproom. Cloudy light Amber pour with a Light off-white head. Fish tank aroma, slightly off-putting. Hint of pomegranate fruitiness, brief caramel sweetness and citrus bitterness, somewhat muddled.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Poured into a pint glass. Bottle. 3.25 A: Clear deep amber brown color. One and a half fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is below average but a short ring of lacing is left. 3.5 S: Definitely hop forward. Floral with some early citrus notes. A touch of earthy hops underneath. Caramel maltiness with toastiness and a touch of cracker. 2.75 T: The taste is poorly balanced for an amber ale. Theres not enough malt character. Moderate bitterness with a touch of tanginess to it. Earthy mountain stream component. Theres some caramel and toastiness again, but its not strong enough and it comes off as slightly watery. 2.5 M: Lighter watery body. It could use a touch more carbonation. Lacking creaminess too. Not a big fan here. 2.75 D: Its not horrible, but its well below average for the style. ★ 832 characters DavoleBomb, Nov 26, 2014

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maverick34 (3184) - New York, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Poured dark ish red from bottle. Sort of a stale funk. Some old hops but not impressive ar all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emeister84 (2413) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Peanutty aromas, doughy, modeling clay, some citrus. Clear dark red with a fully lasting khaki head. Dry, nutty, some citrus. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1753) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle. Clear, reddish color. Aroma is the pleasant floral type hoppy smell. Taste is pretty good too. Love the mild floral hops that are a tad bitter but not the smack you in face kind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
odusurfer (7) - Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2014 does not count
Bottle from wegmans in northern va. Pours and smells like a good red ale, but has a fairly strong bitter aftertaste. Its decent, but the aftertaste kinda did it in for me. Not the best red Ive had, not the worst.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (5904) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This one was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy amber to red color with a small one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing. The smell had a decent rolling caramel maltiness invading my nose that leveled off a bit as it warmed. The taste was mainly malty sweet with a light bitter kick close to the end. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed appropriate and didnt have anything that told me this was bad. Overall, not a bad American Amber/Red. Id probably get it again the next time Im in Virginia.

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