jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap-pours a rich tan head with trailing lace and copper/red color. Aroma is medium malt-roasty, pine bite. Taste is resin/pine/citrus-lemon hops, medium malt-roasty/some caramel/peat. OK carbonation.
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2007 The Lure:
A veil of foam tops the cooper red garment. Vibrant citrusy, leafy hoppiness envelops the proud caramel and berry veins.
Dry caramel resting on a bed of muscular resinous hop bitterness and loads of citrus fruit. Juicy apricot and orangey fruitiness completes the engaging presentation of flavors, as a well-fed frame straddles drinkability and nourishment. Perfectly balanced, rich, and very flavorful.
A hearty broth for the soul.
deyholla (8335) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a cloudy amber with a gray head that dissipated slowly to the edges and laced. Aroma was quite earthy with some grassy hops with a backing hay and grain note. Flavor was similar with earthy hops and grains with a bit of sweetness in the finish.
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
En fût. Verre dégusté à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de malt caramélisé et d’houblon résineux. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un mince col crémeux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel et d’houblons. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #977)
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, EBF: Amber-orange color, off-white ring. Bold buttery nature in an almost weizenbock like smell of ripened fruits (citrus, banana, pineapple) and dried nuts. Bockish texture, oily low carbonation. Light sour dough and soft maltiness makes this a pillow on the tongue. Gentle fruits are very diplomatic yet very tasty. Good job there.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear ruby body topped by a medium beige head leaving good lacings. Leafy hops on the nose although the taste is dominated by the malt flavours. Well malted clean body with unfocussed fruity notes including but not limited to apricots, citrus fruits, berries and even distant strawberries. Finish has some resinous hops. 8% is apparent. Not the best one I had the day I was there but I would have drank that stuff until all Hellbrooke loose.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Alchemist last weekend.
Pours a muddy brown color with a huge off-white head and great lacing as it went down the glass. The nose carried strong citrus and some light pine as well as a touch of bready amber malt. Some sweetness there. The flavor is mostly pine and citrus, though much of the flavor is cut out by really strong bitterness. Some malt sweetness, but also a bit of diacetyl. Mouthfeel is medium with strong bitterness. Pretty solid, though not as good as many of their other hoppy offerings.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-01-2011
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong grapefruit/orange-citrus hops balance nicely with underlying sweet maltiness in the aroma. Clear amber-copper with off-white head that recedes to ring. Grapefruit hop flavour with strong, balancing, sweet, round malt body and some fruity esters. Some toastiness in the finish. Medium body with carbonation that is engaging on the tongue. Very enjoyable! Sampled at the Extreme Beer Festival 2005.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 16, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask pint at the brewpub. Muddy light chocolate-brown with a slow-dying small off-white head....chocolaty-herbal nose with tart citrusy hints...alcohol noticeable in the flavor immediately followed by a huge maltiness, chocolate with a bit of licorice, harsh sour/bitter alcoholic finish...unbalanced and not sweet enough, somehow this tastes like a very dry malt liquor to me, and at the moment I’m agin’ it. Major dsappointment.
ClarkVV (4337) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught tulip at the brewpub on 3/10/06
Deep cherry-red color, with some light gold and tan tints, glassy clarity, is obviously unfiltered, but well-settled. Frothy, prominent, chalky-beige colored head is very well-retained providing light lacing.
Smells of a mix of light chocolate matls, touches of sticky caramel and just a hint of crystal malts for color. Not overly dried out or papery from the crystal malt addition, which is a feat in itself. A touch of creamy-sweet pale malt sugars, dry, but lively fruits (apples, cherries, raisins, plums) and a straightforward, but delightfully playful and aromatic hop profile of soft citrus, light soil and bits of wintergreen and controlled pine. The flavor is full of fruity and sprucey hops, at first, with a grainy, unfiltered texture, sticky caramel, near-creamy pale or dextrin malts and tastefully done, lightly drying crystal malts. Some bits of chocolate on the very tail end, with a very tight, low amount of carbonation. Perhaps it dries out a bit too much, with a growing toastiness as it warms, and the hops are only moderately assertive (yet fully flavorful). No alcohol noted in nose or flavor. Brewers that can make crystally/caramelly, PNW hopped, 8% abv double-red ales taste lively, round and balanced are a rare breed.