Gramoit (377) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Plenty of Crystal malts in this one. The description pretty much says what it is. Big yet refreshing. bold but balanced. Wouldn’t mind having this one again.
Rangi (637) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looking forward to this beer all week finished 7 night shifts and was up for something fresh, bitter and refreshing!
Poor was darker amber than expected pleasant thin head that laced the glass. Nice aroma of floral citrusy hops but not as intense as expected.
Taste is full on though sharp and bitter there is no sign of that malt bitterness but I’m enjoying that this really is all about the intense bitterness awake! There is some floral, citrusy hop flavour and the malt balance is slowly making its way in but really the bitter sensation is the dominate factor that lingers nicely on the palate.
Really like it.
FatPhil (10726) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga, MelnaZiema2013)
Russet red, tight head. Pleasant hoppy and red fruit aroma. Lots of walnuts in the taste, and tons in the finish too. Smooth palate, soft carbonation. Some tanginess. Nice citrus later. So full. Very pleasant.
Ron (2955) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A $9.50 12 oz glass at Tap and Mallet. As expected, the hop taste comes through far better as the beer warms. Well malted up front, sauvignon hops are there mid sip. Good drinkability.Slightly red appearance.
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Röd/Brun i färgen, offwhite skum. Doftar grönt, fruktigt, citrus, karamell. Smakar härligt fruktigt, karamell, citrus, söt frukt, humle, lite vinöst. En riktigt bra balans mellan maltsötma och humlecitrus.
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2013 ll Poppy - India Red Ale This is an ale that is not afraid of standing tall among other great beers. The intense, sharp and fruity hoppiness is backed by its complex, caramel-like malty structure. Big, yet refreshing. Bold but balanced. This beer has been designed to have it all, to be the greatest common denominator.
lusikka (7053) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. BBE 08/2013.
Pours a dark ruby brown colour with a white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, old hops and some biscuity notes. Flavour of strong sweet caramel, old but quite bitter hops again, dried fruits, grapefruit and biscuity malts. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a fruity, malty and light bitter finish. Not a fresh bottle unfortunately, yet good.
Jamesshaw (22) - - FEB 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a nice red ale. hoppier than most ive tried. but still a good backbone. enticibg aroma. looking foward to trying the rest of their beers. seem to be popping up around australia
dexcansino (488) - Andalucía, SPAIN - FEB 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cerveza color caoba. Con poca espuma, ligeramente cremosa. Olor acaramelado, con un sabor complejo. Muy buena cerveza.pp
Marduk (3868) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Redish brown color. Nice tan head, stays. Punch of hops, slightly sweet, oranges in aroma. Juicy, hops, faint yeast and fruity notes in flavor. It is very drinkable beer, but not exciting enough for me.