I didn't have high hopes for this one when I saw it, since most beers described as "red ales" that I've tried have been weak sisters. But I was stuck at my folks house in Mississippi, a backwater state for exotic brews if ever there were one. So I saw this and with a sigh, took it home. Very pleasant surprise. A burnished copper in the glass, malty nose, nice caramel flavor with enough hops to keep it interesting. It reminded me, actually, of Belhaven. This is apparently the first year it's been available in a sixer according to their website, so if you see a six-pack, pick it up; I doubt you'll be disappointed.
Reviewed: June 03, 2006