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Great Lakes Rally Drum Red Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Rally Drum Red Ale
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BA SCORE
85
very good

103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed w/ Pacific Northwest Hops.

(Beer added by: CaptCleveland on 04-07-2012)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

At one time extremely limited and brewery only, there are now a few bars in Toledo that have this beer on tap.

Red it is, deep and ruddy with a bright ruby hue though on the dark side of the color, just shy of brown. The head is a compact half-finger tall and keeps together pretty well. Eventually what remains is a thinnish layer of foam that is able to drop down some pretty good patching.
The aroma isn't as strong as I expect at first, nor as strong as the flavor. It comes out with time, though, matching the flavor hand-in-hand.
That is to say, this beer is very nicely hopped without going overboard, being a strongly hoppy beer for the style without overwhelming the malts completely. Aside from floral and moderately piney notes, along with a somewhat prefumey variety in there too, there's a nice, even caramel sweetness. Otherwise, it's strongly earthy and has a bite to it that gives the impression of rye.
The body is medium with quite a bit of bite to it in terms of crispness countered by a lesser but substantial enough smoothness. It has a very slightly leafy feel to it toward the end of the sip, which ever so slightly loses the activity on the palate just into the finish.

Brenden, May 07, 2014
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Great Lakes Rally Drum Red Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.