fiercepanda (615) - 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 (1113) - 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 .
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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 (461) - 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 (5828) - 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.
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - APR 9, 2014
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
I've like all the 4 Hands beers I've had but I must have gotten a bad bottle of this. It was stored properly - had for maybe four months before drinking. It was properly chilled. But when I opened it the thing was a gusher. So much foam even with a proper pour that it was undrinkable for 20 minutes. One centimeter of beer and five inches of thick white foam. Flavor was off too. Hoppy aroma. But I got some off flavors in the taste. Very disappointing. But my experience with this is just one bottle and is out of accord with the other reviews. I'll need to try another bottle. Unfortunately I have to rate my bottle. So it's going to be very low.
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of a traveling friend. Sweet orange, buttery caramel, and spicy resinous sprucy hops aroma. Clear amber with a large ivory head. Resinous woody piney hops (almost like sawdust - in a good way), slightly sweet bready caramel malt flavor. Medium body, average carbonation. Nice and hoppy with a good solid malt backbone.
That1Guy (2192) - Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle crushed with my Honkeybra. Immediate rush of ethyl acetate in the aroma. Huge nail polish remover aroma. Got some resinous hops in there as well. Flavor is hoppy, citrus, bit nail polish, bit ash tray? Drinkable but a bit flawed. Not bad.
Frank (4011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer has a really fantastic clear, red color but maybe does not quite taste as good as it looks--though it isn’t bad either. The focus here is squarely on American hops, presumably centennials at least in part, and while it doors have solid bitterness in the finish it does not really have the kind of vibrant fruity node the best ales of its kind have. Definitely, I could knock back a couple of these no problem but there is really nothing stand out excellent to make me want to buy this again.