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Aviator "Hot Rod Red"
Aviator Brewing Company - Fuquay Varina, North Carolina USA
Irish Red Ale (ABV 6.1%) (IBU 41)

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

Rating: 3.4/5.0

Aroma: 7.5/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 6.75/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 14/20

The pour was a lightly cloudy medium copper with an average (1-2 finger) light beige rocky head that receded very slowly, down to a moderate film with a medium collar and had excellent sheets of lacing.

The aroma was of a toasted bread malt, light grassy hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee and a mild spiciness.

The taste was lightly sweet and extremely malty with a hint of caramel which was present throughout, with the finish having a decent hoppy bitterness, a touch of spice and a chewy bready ending. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow, with the hoppy malty taste fading slowly off the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was just past light in body with a watery and slightly dry texture and a carbonation that was just below medium.

Overall I found this brew to have a nice balance of flavors. It possessed a good malt backbone, a light caramel sweetness and a delicious hoppy bitterness, which worked so well together that you could not help but enjoy it...

Sampled: 7/17/2013
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