brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ 4 Hands. Pours deep amber in color with a white head. Tons of pine, woody herbs, and floral hops. Some toasted bread, toffee, and caramel malt. Flavor is a touch sweet up front with some bitter woody herbs and pine on the finish. Light citrus, a bit of toffee, caramel, and toast. Good bitterness.
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on tap at the brewery (St. Louis, MO). RBSG 2014 Friday Bus Tour. Pours a deep copper glowing hue, largely transparent with nice glow, deep hues and frothy offwhite head atop that dies to a ring, laces small. Aromas are centennial floral/grapefruit hops. Some earth, gentle toastiness, bread and mellow touches of carmelized elements. The hops offer some life up front, decent bitterness, touches of grapefruit, florals and earth. A bit toasty, gentle red type malt profile. Not much body and pretty approachable. Finish is a bit bitter, dry and gentle toast, soap linger on. Solid stuff.
deyholla (7482) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a clear deep amber with a near white head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma combines sweet grains and grassy hops with a bit of pine bite. Flavor has a bit of citrus, pine and grass with a nice grain backing.
gschrade (788) - Collinsville, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours reddish with a off white head. Taste hoppy, Carmel, sweet. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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fiercepanda (605) - Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A clear reddish beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is bready and caramel malt. The flavor is more hoppy with fruity and floral notes.
alliance100 (890) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - pours a dark copper . Bready malt aromas . Medium piney bitterness . Not bad .
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atomjack9 (19) - - MAY 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bitter sharp caramel malt and bit with notes of grapefruit hops. color is amazing. dry yet well carbonated with a carbonated bite. too harsh initially but gets better the more I drink it haha.
EyeAmBaldman (357) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a coppery, ruby red with a thick off-white head. Aroma is all hops and malt. Taste is bitter, hoppy..it’s almost a minor league IPA. Flavor could have more in there, but it’s still a decent beer. Not a lot of malt on the tongue, bitter back end.
kramer (5257) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear copper body under a one finger fizzy beige get that receded to a thin film. The nose is a mix of crystal and toasted malt and a light floral hoppiness. The flavor is fairly light on the crystal malt thankfully, much more toasty with some light floral hoppiness on the back end. Maybe a little light on the bitterness for me, but I guess it works for the style. Light bodied with fizzy carbonation and a fairly short finish. Not an especially unique offering.
joshharris (9) - St. Peters, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really like the smell and color of this. It’s not great, but it’s certainly not bad.