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Hale's Red Menace Big Amber - Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub

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BA SCORE
78
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87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.25%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: freed on 09-23-2004

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3.26/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Glass: Nonic pint glass

Appearance: Dark amber ish orange. Thin white head that dissipated very quickly.

Smell: strong grapefruit with a slight sweetness underneath. Not much going on in the aroma.

Taste: Strong hoppyness initially. Nice balance of hops and malts. Hops flavor comes in and out, starts off strong then fades into malts, and then comes back in the finish.

Mouthfeel: thin almost watery, very light bodied.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- One finger head that leaves very quickly. Amber body with high clarity.

S- Amber malts, subtle smells. Nothing great though.

T- Stale malts, caramel flavors, some earthy hops. Average.

M- Light, watery. Semi-dry finish.

O- Not an impressive beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bomber purchased through LetsPour.com. Chilled and poured into a tulip glass. Pours a clear, deep reddish amber with a light tan head that does not last long.

Aromas of toffee and caramel.

Flavors of light toffee, caramel, sweetish maltiness. Light on the hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light, good level of carbonation.

Overall a decent amber ale. Nothing to make it stand out from the crowd.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a tall kitchen glass. Nice slightly uneven foamy heady with a mixture small and medium laced bubbles. Almost frothy.

More a fraction of red than brown in color it seemed in some vantages. Aroma was hard to track, but seemed relatively balanced between roasted malt and bubbly citrus. Texture was drier and coarser than other amber's I've had. Flavors my taste buds caught were faint, but almost fruity at first, that led to sweet and spicey pine I enjoyed. As the beer warmed up the fruity flavors faded and more of the malt flavor kicked in.. mostly tasting of toasted multigrain bread, and maybe flavors of hemp as well.

Overall enjoyed the flavors of beer more when it was cold vs. warm. Wished their was a little more aroma in the first pour though.
Not a bad beer in retrospect though... I'd have it again.

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Hale's Red Menace Big Amber from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
78 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.