JoeTheYounger (1155) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from alesmith. Dark mahogany pour with nice head. Aroma is sweet caramel and sticky hops. Taste is very hoppy, sticky, chewy caramel. Frothy lower to med carbonation. Great red.
Zakoon (126) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours hazy ruby with a thick off-white head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, malt, caramel and a little nutty.Flavour is medium bitter and medium sweet. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation. Finish is earthy and dry.
jesperhammer (3249) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
20-MAR-2015, bottle @home, from Kihoskh.
Red, Hazy, lasting tan head.
Aroma is hoppy and malty, orange, grape fruit, caramel. Taste the same. A perfect red ale where hte balance between fresh hops and sweet caramel is great.
Sweet, bitter, medium++ body, medium carbonation. Much like the Yulesmith (Winter). Seems more imperial than the 6% implies.
Habanero (2940) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus fruits, pine and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. An excellent brew.
emacgee (4243) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just realized that I should have consumed this much sooner than now. Deep reddish ruby pour with some haze and 2+ fingers of thick khaki yellow head. The hop character in the nose has grown herbal and earthy with a little time and the bready malt profile shows upfront. Lightly chalky quality. Medium forward bitterness resembling citrus rind with a light fruit skin acidity. Moderate body with a piney quality and moderate sweetness. Light resinous quality on the finish.
egajdzis (5486) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown color with a medium sized, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, floral hops, some toffee malts. Taste of citrus, grass, light pine, toast, toffee, tropical fruits, and a hoppy finish.
IrishBoy (3909) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Alesmith. Nose is light pine and citrus along with sweet caramel. Lightly hazy reddish amber with a small beige head. Flavor is pine and caramel combining with light bitterness and a little sweetness.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ 10 East -
Aroma - big time hop aroma, citrus and pine resin. Some table sugar like sweetness also wafting up from the beer. Appearance - rusty brown body, nearly no head, but after some agitation it’s off-white and has minimal staying power. Flavor - Supremely balanced between sweet and bitter. Depth of flavor, each sip brings an array of different flavors. Excellent beer.
GenDV138 (2580) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Bottled 8/27/2014. Mostly clear red/amber with two fingers of whitish brown head. Aromas of toasty notes, biscuit, caramel, malt. Tastes of biscuit, toasty and nutty notes, caramel, malt, light floral notes, candied and dried fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.
zizzybalubba (1546) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle from The Hop Yard, Raleigh, NC. Reddish orange pour with a frothy beige head. Lovely aroma of tangerine, tropical fruit, wet grass, and caramel. Taste offers plenty of citrus hop flavor but with a sturdy, sweet malt backbone. Finishes with orange, chocolate, and toffee. It the alcohol content were higher this would probably fall into the American Strong Ale category because that’s the only area where this does not fit there. Great beer!
BeerandBlues2 (10447) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt, dates, earthy and woody hops. Flavor is toast malt, dates, light earthy and woody hops, light bitterness and apple esters with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.