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Cardinal Sin - Absolution Brewing Company

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Cardinal Sin
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Reviews: 2
Hads: 6
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: n/a
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Brewed by:
Absolution Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: DoubleJ on 04-07-2014

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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 6
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3.55/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Although listed as a red ale, Cardinal Sin refers to itself as a "Red IPA", which to me is just a red ale with hops. I was recommended this beer by the couple who were drinking next to me at the brewery. On to the beer:

Dark red colored, and topped with decent head retention. The aroma is enough to get my attention, with its mix of fresh pine and vague fruits. To taste, tropical fruits starts the beer off on the right foot. Then comes the hops. As a curveball, I get lemon peel. For me, there's enough to be happy about despite a few edges which some sanding couldn't hurt. While I didn't have a chance to try the brewery's other three IPA's, Cardinal Sin is certainly one way to get your hops. (699 characters)

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4/5  rDev n/a

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.51/5  rDev n/a

On tap at Whole Foods in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, earth, citrus zest, and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with lots of earth forward qualities in the taste.

Serving type: on tap. (620 characters)

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3.25/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

Cardinal Sin from Absolution Brewing Company
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