pintbypint (3235) - Edmonton, Alberta, - JUN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml brown bottle. Deep red brown pour, airy tan head with a rocky top. Small patches of clingy foam sticks to the glass. Nose is citrusy, fruity, caramel malts in back. Taste has caramel malts, quick fruitiness and some sweetness up front, good balancing citrus hop flavour - some lemon and grapefruit.. Lingering citrusy bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation. Easy drinking hoppy amber.
Ttheilen (56) - USA - MAY 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
willisread (1896) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 27, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Deep amber almost brown pour with a half a finger of head that lingers. Lots of juicy tropical fruit with some grapefruit and light pine and caramel on the nose. The tropical fruit really sets this apart from so many regular IRA / ambers. Extemely well-balanced with good caramel malt notes on the palate. Juicy mango and peach on the finish with some pine and grass. Another winner from 8 Wired.
nj_lee (10) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent beer, not overpoweringly hoppy but nicely complex. From New Zealand only adds to the pleasure!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jackafholmes (944) - - MAR 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from hop hideout. Auburn with small head. Aroma is caramel and pine, a hint of lemon and orange zest. Taste savoury and and bitter. Prickly and medium. Nice.
drjoeng (619) - SINGAPORE - MAR 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
7%ABV. Red Ale.
Tapped out a red amber. 18ºSRM.
Nose has nice sweet grain alcoholic aromas. There is brown sugar and some spice, maybe nutmeg.
Mouthfeel is soapy. There are roasty malt flavors with some molasses, dark honey, sweet graham cracker toast, burnt caramel. The hops are pine needles, sap, light resinous flavor, spicy finish like Thai basil with that same slightly cloying medicinal finish. This actually tastes like fresh hyssop.
Good brief-medium fresh herb finish.
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KeefOz (1403) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a clear dark red-brown colour with about 5mm of beige foam that diminished slowly to a collar that laced OK. Carbonation extremely low (almost nil) and medium sized. Aroma strongly of hop resin/pine with hints of dark fruits, citrus and a trace of sweet dark caramel malt. Taste initially of sweet caramel that was immediately over-taken by an intense but nice bitterness plus hints of dark fruits, pine and roasted malt; alcohol unfortunately not well hidden. Light body. Smooth with a soft creamy mouthfeel and a lingering bitterness but the alcohol burns on the finish. The alcohol coming through was disappointing and let the overall quality of the beer down.
Andrus86 (290) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOTTLE. Pours red with a golden tinge, small off white head.. Big sweet malty nose with minimal hops.. Huge malty red for sure, good toffee & caramel malt sweetness with a hoppy bitterness in the initial taste.. Sourced Cape Cellars
Ktwse (3423) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear, deep copper with low off-white head. Aroma of caramel, resin, light grapefruit, hints of rye. Taste is initial bitter, followed by a balancing caramel sweetness, before a lingering big bitterness. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation.
procraste (443) - FRANCE - FEB 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
C’est une sorte de brune rougeoyante ... Couleur caramel. Elle est bien crémeuse. Nette et bien exécutée. Assez courte, mais décidément j’apprécie de plus en plus "8 wired". En tout cas, c’est passé tout seul ...
simonblaine (565) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red ale, ipa. Take the 2, smash them together. Pure fusion. It works, malty hoppy, good.